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ResumesAndCoverLetters - Rsum Writing Chem 391 Chem 391...

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1 Résumé Writing • Chem 391 Chem 391 Tech Writing Using Chem Lit Dr. Zimmerman Chem 391 Writing Résumés and Cover Letters Résumé Types and Uses Chronological Functional Combination Curriculum Vitae From “Tips on Résumé Preparation,” American Chemical Society, 1994 (pamphlet).
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2 Résumé Writing • Chem 391 Chronological Résumé When to Use? To show good career progression w/o gaps Want to stay in same line of work Work history includes recognized firms Want to highlight high level of activity Entering job market for first time Where to use? When applying to traditional organizations Chronological Résumé Disadvantage? Weak on highlighting accomplishments or transferable skills When not to use? Irregular employment history Changing career paths If you have changed jobs frequently yet acquired many skills in the process
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3 Résumé Writing • Chem 391 Functional Résumé When to use? Changing careers Seeking lower level job responsibility than previous To divert attention away from age To avoid focus on employment gaps To avoid noting mismatch between experience / education and job requirements Where to use? Nontraditional organizations, small companies Functional Résumé Disadvantages? Some employers may view functional résumé with reservations because skills acquired are not listed chronologically When not to use? Not suitable for traditional jobs, teaching, or government Not suitable when showing career growth is important
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4 Résumé Writing • Chem 391 Combination Résumé Highlights special accomplishments and covers employment history in chronological order Two formats Chronologically based, but with job descriptions in terms of accomplishments Functionally based, but with brief job descriptions Uses Job change Career path change Focus on transferable skills combined with experience Curriculum Vitae Used to apply for academic positions Long is good Focus on publications and presentations
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course CHEM 391 taught by Professor Vollmer-snarr,h during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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