POWER RESUMES by 9522QzOE

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									POWER RESUMES

HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE
 YOURSELF FROM THE
    COMPETITION
   GENERAL FORMAT

ONE PAGE ONLY!!!!!!

FIRMS SPECIFICALLY LOOK
 FOR 3 TYPES OF ITEMS:
  Academics (Major, GPA, expected
        graduation)
  Work Experience
  Activities
      BASIC SKILLS TO
        EMPHASIZE

   LEADERSHIP
   ‘PEOPLE SKILLS’
   COMMUNICATION
   TIME MANAGEMENT
   ABILITY TO WORK
      UNSUPERVISED
           EDUCATION
 Degree :
    • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
      with a major in Accounting
 GPA
 EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE
 CPA EXAM ELIGIBILITY
 OPTIONAL
  • Foreign language fluency
  • Computer skills (other than basic Office)
  • Self financing of education
   WORK EXPERIENCE
 Reverse Chronological Order
   Current jobs – present tense
   Prior jobs – past tense

 Use ‘power’ words in your
    descriptions.

 Include FACTS rather than
    SUBJECTIVE EVALUATIONS
    of your abilities
       POWER WORDS

• Instead of ‘did’   • Instead of
Try:                   ‘made’
Performed            Try:
Monitored            Developed
Reviewed             Prepared
Processed            Maintained
Assessed             Coordinated
Facilitated
  OPINIONS vs. FACTS
 OPINION:         • FACTS
I am dependable,   Only employee on
                     duty during
                     graveyard shift.

                   Responsible for
                    opening &
                    closing
                    restaurant.
 OPINION                   FACT
                           Assist in employee
I possess excellent          recruitment, training &
   leadership and people     scheduling.
   skills
                           Assisted clients with
                             product questions and
                             concerns.

                           Foreman of fire-fighting
                             crew for two seasons.
   OPINION         FACT

I am hardworking   One of top ten servers in
                     terms of weekly sales.

                   Developed monthly training
                     programs to maintain a
                     positive guest
                     satisfaction index.

                   Started as yard help,
                      promoted to material
                      handling and laying
                      electrical infrastructure.
 OPINION            FACT

I am responsible,   Managed budgets of
                     $25,000 and
                     $250,000.

                    Review, analyze and
                      reconcile financial
                      data for research
                      grants totaling over
                      $65 million
          ACTIVITIES
 Student Clubs   Firms are generally
 Student Govt.     more impressed
 Greek System      with ACTIVE
                    involvement with a
 Circle K          couple of
 Mortarboard       organizations,
 Multicultural     rather than
     Center         ‘membership’ in
 Athletics         everything.
 Bookie Board
       AWARDS
(or….AWARDS & HONORS)
This can be a separate category
 or can be combined with
 ACTIVITIES
 XYZ Scholarship (2003-2004)
 Selected representative to the
    XYZ student ABC conference
    (date)
 Golden Key member
 Beta Gamma Sigma member
 Dean’s List (6 semesters)
    OPTIONAL OR
 UNNECESSARY ITEMS
 Objective Statement
 List of classes taken
 Class projects (unless it
    actually has ‘real world’
    impact)
 Hobbies or interests
 “References available upon
    request”

								
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