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020870A01_LT 1 020870A01_LT 1 Writing The Efective Resume  The F irst Step T oward Landing Your Next Job
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    Writing TheEfective Resume

    The First Step TowardLanding Your Next Job

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    Writing An Efective Resume

    What information should be in a resume?

    Characteristics of a successful resume

    Functional or Chronological

    Scannable resume

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    What Inormation ShouldBe In A Resume?

    !dentif" Yourself

    #ducation

    Continuing #ducation

    Wor$ or %rofessional#xperience

    &olunteer #xperience

    'cti(ities

    Computer S$ills %rofessional 'ssociations

    )ptional Sections

    )b*ecti(e

    Special S$ills and 'bilities +eference Statement

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    Characteristics O ASuccessul Resume

    Focuses on s$ills ,ses action words to de-ne the

    responsibilities of "our *ob.related experience

    #as" to read and understand

    &isuall" powerful and free of gimmic$s

    )ne page/ or at most 0 pages long

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    Characteristics O ASuccessul Resume

    Language is grammaticall" correct

    Spelling has been chec$ed

    Formal St"le

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    Resume Fau !a

    T"pos and 1rammar Slips

    231reat attention to detail4

    23%ro(en abilit" to trac$ down and correct erors4

    23'm a perfectionist and rarel" if e(er forget etails4

    2'ccomplishments5 Completed 66 "ears of highschool4

    27on8t use 3!4 or 3me4

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    Characteristics O ASuccessul Resume

    9ust alwa"s be 6::; truthful

    Contains no inappropriate personal information

    %roduced on a computer

    7ata presented in chronological order

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    Functional Resumes

    7oesn8t go in chronological order

    >ased upon competencies or s$ills ,sed for career changers or those with

    uncon(entional wor$ histories

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    Scanna"le Resume

    Watch bullet points

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    Basic Chec#list

    No spelling or grammar errors

    Neat/ clean/ and professional loo$ing

    Length should be 6.0 pages

    9argins at sides and bottom

    La"out ma$es reading eas" ,se of white space iseBecti(e

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    Basic Chec#list

    !mportant titles should be emphasied #xperiment

    with fonts st"lesD "old/ italic/ and underlines Nomore than 0 or E diBerent sies

    !nformation is logicall" recorded

    ,se 'ction &erbs for accomplishments results

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    Basic Chec#list

    >ullet points when possible for accomplishments

    uantif" "our results whene(er "ou can

    Format . chronological

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    Writing An EfectiveCover $etter

    @ow to write a co(er letter

    2+ules2Contents

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    %o& To Write A Cover$etter ' Rules

    1i(e enough information to interest the reader/ don8t

    o(erwhelm

    +esearch the compan" 'ddress the letter to a

    speci-c person

    'nswer an ad if "ou ha(e G:; of the s$ills orbac$ground that the ad reHuires

    9ention the person who referred "ou if appropriate

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    %o& To Write A Cover$etter ' Contents

    Your address/ cit"/ state/ ip/ and telephonenumber

    7ate

    Name/ title/ compan"/ address/ cit"/ state/ and ipof

    person "ou8re writing to

    1reeting/ followed b" a colon

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    %o& To Write A Cover$etter ' Contents

    %aragraph 65

    2What "ou want

    [email protected] "ou $now about the organiation29ention enclosure of "our resume

    %aragraph 05

    2Concise o(er(iew of wor$ histor" and s$ills

    that will help "ou perform the *ob %aragraph E5

    2State con-dence in "our abilit"21i(e information on how "ou can be contacted

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    %o& To Write A Cover$etter ' Contents

    %aragraph I5

    2 #xpress appreciation

    Closing/ signature/ and t"ped name

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    SuccessulIntervie&ing

    S#illsSurviving and Ecelling in aBehavioral Based Intervie&

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    First Im(ressions Count )

    *o +ou ,a#e The Best Im(ression+ou Can?

    2)n.Time27ress2%h"sical Contact

    2#"e Contact2Smile2Fidgeting

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    Characteristics o a

    Successul Intervie&

    2%reparation

    2%resentation

    2Content

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    !re(aration

    2+esearch the Job and compan"2+e(iew the Job +eHuirements2Anow "our +esume2Anow Where You 're 1oing2>e %repared to 1i(e >eha(ioral >ased

    #xamples2'nticipate uestions2>e %repared to Sell Yourself

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    !re(aration

    2&isualie Yourself !n the !nter(iew2Anow this5

    KThere is no Huestion "ou cannot answer

    KYou are well suited to the positionKYou will be an asset to the department

    2>ring5K #xtra copies of resume

    K %aper and penK ' list of potential Huestions

    K >reath mints

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    Intervie& !resentation

    2>e %repared and +esponsi(e Foruestions

    2Ta$e Time to )rganie Your Thoughts29a$e #Becti(e #"e Contact and Smile2#xpress Con-dence in Your 'bilities2Consider #ach !nter(iew 'n 'd(enture

    2>e 'ttenti(e to >od" LanguageKNo gumKWatch those pens

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    $eave The Baggage AtThe *oor

    2Shut the 7oor to %ersonal Trouble

    27on8t Slam )rganiation

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    Intervie& Content

    2Listen Carefull" to the uestion2,nderstand >eha(ioral >ased

    !nter(iewing2+ehearse Your 'nswers2Sell Yourself2Silence is 1olden/ Anow When to Stop

    'nswering2Tie Your >ac$ground to the %osition2Focus on Your 'ccomplishments2Turn Wea$nesses !nto Strengths

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    Behavioral BasedIntervie&ing

    2%repare "our ST'+8S

    2Situation orTas$2'ction Ta$en2+esult of Your 'ction

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    Behavioral Based

    -uestions2Can You Tell 9e 'bout ' Time2Thin$ Speci-c27on8t Sa" 3,suall"/ 'lwa"s/ )r Ne(er4

    2Sa" 3!42>e %repared to 'nswer the Negati(e

    uestion

    2Was The +esult %ositi(e? 9easurable?27on8t Forget To Smile2>e Concise

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    Sam(le -uestions

    2Tell 9e 'bout ' TimeKYou %ersuaded Someone To 7o Something

    KYou Sol(ed a Small %roblem >efore !t

    Turned !nto Something LargeKYou !nteracted With Someone 'nd WishedYou8d !nteracted 7iBerentl"

    KYou Wor$ed Well in a Team

    KYou Wor$ed in a Team Where Not#(er"one Was %utting Forth The Same'mount )f #Bort

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    Technical S#ills AreIm(ortant

    2'ttention To 7etail

    2Computer S$ills

    2'nal"tical S$ills

    2Technical S$ills Speci-c to Your 7egree

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    Sot S#ills Are .ustAs Im(ortant

    2'daptabilit"2Teamwor$

    2!nitiati(e2!nno(ation2!ntegrit"

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    Intervie& Follo&'/(

    2Common !nter(iew 9ista$esKComing ,nprepared

    KNot Smiling or Showing #nthusiasmKNegati(it"

    2The Than$ You Note

    2+eferences

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