Resume BM320 MComm fall 2011 less video

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Unformatted text preview: Preparing World Class Résumés and Cover Letters This Is Your Ad For An INTERVIEW ! Make It Effective! Good Resumes Market you to a targeted reader. Shows Skills You Are Developing Shows Your Current Skills Matches Required Job Skills The Job You Want A resume is not … • Personal autobiography • An exhaustive list of experiences (exclude irrelevant details) • Designed to be “read”… it is scanned • A place for mistakes, unusual formatting, poor grammar or rambling prose A resume is … • Polished and professional IMPACT statement! • Targeted presentation of your “value proposition” to the employer • Basic chronology of your related experience • Powerful tool for shaping interview questions! – Your interview “Cheat sheet” • Demonstration of your skills and culture FIT Resumes are “first dates” in the employment process. Make them impressive and a second date may occur. Amazing Resumes , Jim Bright & Joanne Earl Dating Analogy • Resume = First date • Interview = Second date • Office Visit = DtR • Offer = Proposal • Acceptance = Engagement • Employment Start = Wedding Cover Letters Introduce You Cover Letters • Dress up your resume • Introduce you to the reader • Express your personal interest better than an Objective • Demonstrate your communication skills Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts • Don’t address the letter incorrectly • Do be direct – recruiter shouldn’t have to guess • Don’t babble • Don’t restate the facts of your resume • Don’t be arrogant or presumptuous • Do follow up • Don’t write if not personal Ima Good Student 800 North University Avenue #22220 Provo, Utah 84601 801 555-5555 [email protected] September 9, 2011 Jane Q. Recruiter, Employment Manager ASuper Employer 123 Broad Street New York City, NY 10000-0001 Dear Jane (Ms. Recruiter) : Re: Job Opening No 123 for Talented Graduate After meeting you at our recent Career Fair I have taken the opportunity to learn much more about ASuper Employer. I am delighted to accept your offer to consider me as a candidate for your internship program and have enclosed my resume for your review. I believe I bring skills and experience that will benefit the company and add to its already successful record. Some of my specific abilities related to your job opening are: Valuing teamwork synergy and leadership through employment and class team projects. Solving complex problems using applied analytical techniques and research. Thinking critically to determine needs in ambiguous settings and thoroughly developing efficient recommendations and solutions. Please review my resume for more details about my experience and qualifications. For the past year I have worked at ALess Super Employer and know the high regard given your organization by its major competition....
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course BUS M 320 taught by Professor Mcgregor during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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