Resume-Study Guide - RESUMEoverview The PURPOSE of a resume...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/26/11 RESUME overview There are three basic resume formats: CHRONOLOGICAL , FUNCTIONAL, and TARGETED . The COMBINATION style utilizes features from two or more formats. Depending on your personal circumstances and life experiences, a format should be selected that will best highlight your skill set. The PURPOSE of a resume is to provide a summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments in order to secure an interview. Brief H You only have 10-15 seconds that a recruiter will look at your resume. H A resume is a “snapshot” of you, not an autobiography. k Be selective, including the achievements that reflect the best fit for the position you are applying for. Appearanc e H Visually enticing – use white space. k Symmetrical. Balanced. Uncrowded. k Uniformity and consistency in use of italics, capital letters, bullets, underlining, indentation, spacing, etc.
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/26/11 RESUME formats Chronological Functional Targeted Combination Lists your work history first – most recent first to least recent. Stresses consistency in your work history – when and where. If there are wide gaps or varied experiences, this may not be the best format for you. Works well for entry- level job seekers or those that have stayed in the same field. Employers and recruiters typically prefer this style. Focuses on your skills and experience, rather than chronological work history. Work history is summarized briefly usually at the bottom of the page. Your skills become the focus not when and where you developed a particular skill. Works well for changing careers or if you are trying to break into a field. Also works well if you have gaps in your work history. Customized to specifically highlight the experience and skills that are relevant to the job you are applying for. Keywords specific to the job description are utilized. Irrelevant information is removed while portraying that you are a quality candidate (even without direct experience). Works well when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience. Includes components from the chronological and functional formats. Typically leads with a description of functional skills and related qualifications, followed by reverse-chronological employment history. Most flexible format, allows you to state relevant qualifications up front, while providing the employment timeline that hiring managers like to see. Works well for diverse employment history, volunteer work or internships. Employers like this format.
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/26/11 RESUMEtips Tips ü Keep your resume to one page. ü
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course BAD 2091 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at The University of Oklahoma.

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Resume-Study Guide - RESUMEoverview The PURPOSE of a resume...

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