Refer to the course by name rather than by number

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Refer to the course byname rather than bynumber.
Organize for Strength: EmploymentExperienceInclude positions you have held which are relatedto the job (paid and volunteer positions) you areseekingBe creative with this section by describing yourexperiences in the most relevant way possible
Organize for Strength: EmploymentExperienceHospitality Intern(May 2008-Nov 2008)Mountain Jacks, New YorkOversaw the planning, production,preparation and prompt deliveryof foodAssisted in training and retainingnew and experienced employeesCreated a positive and healthyatmosphere in the restaurantInclude information suchas company name andlocation, job title, dates,and duties performed.Make this section easy toread by using spacing andbullets.Use action phrases tohighlight the duties youhave performed.
Organize for Strength: Activities andHonorsInclude relevant activities andhonors that you could discusswith your prospective employeror that have given you valuableexperience or skills
Organize for Strength: Specialized SkillsInclude skills that make you unique, suchas computer skills, foreign language skills,or military serviceBe specific in describing your special skills;name computer programs you know, howlong you studied a foreign language, oryour dates of military service
Write Impersonally and ConsistentlyList the information without use of personalpronouns (I, we, you)Use the same grammatical form for allequal-level headings and for the parts listedunder each heading
Make the Form AttractiveMake the resume attractiveDesign it as a graphic designer would and usebalance and space for eye appealChoose fonts carefully
ReferencesOmit references (unless specifically required)Better state that references are available uponrequestChoose professional references rather thancharacter references
Reference SheetDr. AnsonHeavilon Hall, Room 226Purdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN47907(765) 494-3723-Dr. Anson is my currentacademic advisor in theCreative Writing andScience Fiction ProgramInclude the names, addresses,and phone numbers of yourreferencesAlways ask permission beforeyou include any informationon your reference sheetConsider giving yourreferences a copy of yourresume so they will beprepared to talk to employers
Polish Your RésuméAvoid including anything that could become a basis fordiscrimination: photograph, age, marital status,national origin, race, etc.Do not send a photograph.Don't include your social security number.Don't include high school information, references, orfull addresses of schools.Don't put the word "résumé" at the top.
Scannable ResumeA hard copy resume that can be scanned usingOCR technology and read by computerA resume that a person scans into a computer asan imageThis makes it very easy for the employer to look through allresumes on file quickly and easily when there is a need to fill avacant position, using simple search criteria.
Preparing a Scannable Résumé

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