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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Chapter 11 Building Rsums Definition Job Hunting Guidelines Kinds of Rsums Rsums Information Electronic Rsums Social Networking Sites Honesty Rsum Definition Persuasive summary of qualifications for employment Makes you look well organized, prepared Highlights your unique qualifications Helps you try for an even better job Shows you how to prepare for job market 11-2 Job Hunting Check services of career placement office Join extracurricular organizations Find jobs/internships that give you experience Note which courses you like 11-3 Job Hunting, continued Conduct a self-assessment Take personality and aptitude tests Ask yourself some questions: What skills and strengths do I have? What achievements have given satisfaction? What work conditions do I like? Do I prefer firm deadlines or flexibility? What kind of work/life balance do I want? Where do I want to live? Use the Internet to research jobs 11-4 How Employers Use Rsums To decide whom to interview To screen applicants by scanning or skimming To assess what they assume is your best work To prepare for job interviews To get final approval for selected applicants 11-5 Guidelines: Length Fill at least one page Average rsum these days: 2 pages Put most important information on page 1 Put at least 10 lines on page 2 Include Name and Page 2 11-6 Guidelines: Emphasis Emphasize your achievements That are most relevant to position applied for That show superiority to other applicants That are recent To emphasize information: Put it at top or bottom of page Set it off with white space Give it in a vertical and/or bulleted list Include it in an informative heading 11-7 Guidelines: Details Give evidence to support your claims Convince reader Separate you from other applicants Use numbers and descriptions Omit details that add no value 11-8 Guidelines: Writing Style Be concise (brief, but complete) Use phrases and sentence fragments Never use I ; use me or my if you must Use more action verbs than nouns List items in parallel form 11-9 Guidelines: Layout and Design...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course MGMT 2200 taught by Professor Johnheeder during the Fall '11 term at Utah Valley University.

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