ResumesPPT8409

ResumesPPT8409 - Resumes Making Yours Stand Out From the...

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© M. Reber 01/12/12 Resumes Making Yours Stand Out From the Masses
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How is job hunting like being in a horror movie? 2
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A resume has only ONE specific purpose: To win an interview 3
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Overview Resume Roles Resume Content Controversial Items on Resumes Resume Style Resume Do’s and Don’ts Methods of Resume Delivery Resume Maintenance Top Ten Ways to Stand Out 4
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Overview Resume Roles Resume Content Controversial Items on Resumes Resume Style Resume Do’s and Don’ts Methods of Resume Delivery Resume Maintenance Top Ten Ways to Stand Out 5
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Resume Roles To draw in the reader and entice them to take a closer look To attract each potential employer by being tailored to their specific needs like a fishing lure or wooing To make assertion to prospective employer: Hire me and you’ll get the following specific, direct benefits To inspire employer to pick up the phone and ask you for an interview 6
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Overview Resume Roles Resume Content Controversial Items on Resumes Resume Style Resume Do’s and Don’ts Methods of Resume Delivery Resume Maintenance Top Ten Ways to Stand Out 7
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Resume Content: Common Headings and Sections Education: Lists college degrees, honors, certifications, training, and relevant course work beginning with highest/most recent Work Experience: Lists title, company, location and beginning/end dates (month/year) for a minimum of last 10 years. Describes concretely and concisely contributions to employer Skills: Lists mastery of computer applications, programming, foreign languages, etc. 8
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Resume Content: Common Headings and Sections Achievements: Lists staff awards, special commendations, cost-saving and revenue- increasing suggestions, access to new clients, time efficiencies, etc. 9
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Resume Content: Optional Headings and Sections Highlight/Summary of Qualifications: Lists briefly significant accomplishments, one or two outstanding skills or abilities, and depth of relevant experience Publications: Lists relevant articles, books, chapters in books, and research papers authored or co-authored beginning with highest/most recent Patents: Lists relevant patents beginning with most recent 10
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Resume Content: Controversial Headings and Sections Objective: Lists in one to two lines applicant’s career objective and how that objective benefits the hiring company Volunteer Service: Lists volunteer activities, achievements, and skills Interests: Lists extracurricular activities or hobbies that show notable qualities such as dedication or talent 11
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Resume Content: Work History Focus on last ten to fifteen years: Older experience is generally considered dated Credibility: Experience with well-known and respected organizations increases credibility (perhaps even if more than 15 years old) Highlight skills and experience: Accomplishments important to desired job but learned longer than 15 years
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course BUS 61 taught by Professor Reber during the Winter '12 term at DeAnza College.

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