Resume Writing 101 Getting Ready for Graduation Day by dsp14791

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									Resume Writing 101: Getting Ready for Graduation Day
Writing a resume and cover letter sounds easy, but can you create successful end
product?

Of Course you can? The following list of resources will help you in understanding what
makes a good resume and cover letter as well as what makes a bad resume. Please
complete the following:

     1) Go to the following link:
        http://www.nelsonjobs.com/CareerCenter/ResumeBad.aspx

Answer the following questions:
          a.)    What did you discover about writing a resume?


           b.)    List five things that make the example bad?
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

     2) Go to the following link:
     http://www.alec.co.uk/resume-examples/high-school-resume-samples.htm

Answer the following questions:
          a.)    What did you discover about writing a resume when you graduate
                 from high school?


           b.)    List three things that will help in creating your own resume?
1)
2)
3)

     3) Go to the following link:
     http://www.distinctiveweb.com/samples/sample12-05/index.html

Look at the sample resumes on the website and answer the following questions:

Answer the following questions:
          a.)    What did you discover about writing a good resume?




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            b.)     List five things that make the sample resumes good?
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)

            c.)     Is there a sample resume on this site that you really liked? Why?

     4) Go to the following link:
     http://1-800-370-jobs.salary.com/

     Answer the following questions:
     a.)   Research at least two careers that interest you or that you would use for your
           own resume:
     What careers did you choose?


     b.)    Were you surprised when you found out the yearly salary?



    5) The cover letter, Go to the following link:
http://www.distinctiveweb.com/samples/letter1/index.html

Answer the following question:
a.) What makes this sample a good cover letter?



     6) Pulling it all together, To Write or not to Write?
     Go to the following link:
     http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/careerdev/resources/resume/

     Resume tutor can walk you through the steps of creating a successful resume. Get
     started. Yeah!!!!


     Finally some useful links:
     www.monster.com

     http://community.monster.com/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=185795




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