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					                                 Job Resume


   Name – Use full name. Type in bold and use a large type.

   Street Address

   City, State, Zip Code

   (Area Code) Telephone Number

   Objective/Goal – Indicate the position or general type of job you are seeking.

   Education –List your diploma, degree, certificate, name of school and location,
    relevant courses.

   Work Experience – List each job separately starting with your present or most
    recent job. State your position, responsibilities, and accomplishments

   Skills – List relevant skills. Skills include the machines you can operate or the
    computer hardware or software in which you are competent. Examples: operate a
    cash register, copier, fax machine, IBM computer etc.

   Achievements /Interests – Optional. Keep it brief

   References – References are usually left off resumes.
    Just write: Available upon request. Make a separate list of references in case an
    employer requests them.




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                            Resume Vocabulary Terms

Resume. A resume is a document that people seeking jobs develop to show their skills
and experiences to potential employers.

A resume is an advertisement for you. The purpose of a resume is to get an interview so
you can present yourself in person.

A resume is different from a job application. All applicants for a job fill out the same
application form. This allows an employer to compare applicants. With a resume, you
sell yourself. Your resume is unique to you.

Objective. An objective is something that one tries to reach, like a goal or a purpose.
A resume should contain a “job objective” or a “career objective.” An objective on a
resume is a statement that describes the type of job or work you are looking for.

       Here are some examples of job objectives on a resume:
           Seeking a job in the construction trades in which I can use my carpentry
              skill and develop new skills.
           Position to utilize my experience and training in electronics and machinery
              repair
           Position as assistant chef where I can use my experience in creating menus

Education. Your education is the schooling or training you have had. This could
include schools, workshops, on-the-job training, seminars, or any type of relevant
education.

Work Experience. Your work experience is a listing of the jobs you have had. A
resume should contain a list of any work you have done that is either paid, unpaid, or
volunteer.

       Your work history should include the following things:
           Your position or job
           Company or organization name
           Major responsibilities or duties
           Dates you had the job

Skills. Your skills are the capabilities or things that you are able to do. Here are some
examples of capabilities you might see on a resume:
           Typing skills of 50 wpm
           Ability to speak English and Spanish
           Good at organizing records and data
           Ability to read diagrams and maps
           Have a commercial driver’s license


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Achievements/Interests. This is where you can show your accomplishments. Don’t
list things like playing soccer or going to the movies. Think of activities that show
potential employers your personal strengths. See the explanation of achievements below:

       Achievements or accomplishments are things you have done that you are proud
       of. Here are some examples one could list on a resume:
               Won Employee of the Month
               Prepared and delivered meals for the elderly through Meals on
                  Wheels
               Worked with a variety of construction firms to install windows and
                  doors
               Worked as a volunteer in my child’s classroom
               Coached a youth soccer team for 2 seasons
               Completed a computer course in Microsoft Word
               Organized a school fund-raiser




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Student Practice Resume




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     Objective


     Skills/Qualifications



     Work Experience




     Education




     Activities and Achievements



     References




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                                 Sample Resume

Maria Valdez
2100 Elm Street
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 365-1111


Objective
   Medical receptionist in a bilingual clinic with opportunity to use my
   strengths in communicating with patients and staff, and my office skills

Skills/Qualifications
   Excellent organizational and filing skills
   Working knowledge of Excel, Word, and medical software programs
   Excellent initiative and problem solving skills
   Fluent English and Spanish
   Professional, courteous telephone manner

Work Experience
   1999-Present
   Medical Receptionist
   Merced Family Clinic
   Merced, California

   Schedule appointments. File medical records. Record data on patient charts. Respond to
   inquiries from medical personnel.

   Education
   A. S. Health Information Technology 1999
   Merced Community College
   Merced, CA

   Activities and Achievements
   Member of Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
   Employee of the Month, Merced Family Clinic, May 2002

   References
   Available upon request




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