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   Create a Resume Class
     Worksheet Packet

         WCTC CAREER CENTER
    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER

                  (262) 695-7848
                 careers@wctc.edu




        Please remember to bring a 3 ½ floppy disk.
                                          RESUME MAKER WORKSHEET

Resume Maker is a software program that will assist you in putting together a resume and a cover letter with a minimum
amount of word processing skills. To make this program easy to use we ask that you complete this handout package prior
to your visit to attending a Create A Resume class.

Resume Maker supports two formats: choose a format that fits your situation, either…

CHRONOLOGICAL: if you are staying in the same field, your career has shown consistent progress and if you have an
               unbroken employment history. Typical chronological sections include:

       Name, Address, Phone number, and (e-mail optional)

       Objective This section allows you to tell potential employers the type of position you are looking for.

               Objective examples:
               • A supervisory position with an accounting organization
               • A marketing position with a high-tech company
               • Administrative Assistant

       Summary This section allows you to tell employers the type of position you are looking for in addition it
               highlights adjectives that describe you and your strengths.

               Summary examples:
               •  Fast learning, highly organized, adaptable, mechanically skilled worker with a strong work
                  ethic, works well independently as well as part of a team, and offering 10 years experience in
                  business and manufacturing.
               • Capable, productive self-starter with experience in customer service and marketing. Strong
                  organizational and communication skills in addition to leadership and problem solving ability.
               • Ten years of research and software engineering experience including creation, mathematical,
                  and statistical model development, program and report writing, presentation and supervision.
               • Adept at recognizing potential problems, creating and developing alternatives and presenting
                  simplified solutions. Functional knowledge of French and Spanish.

       Experience (Chronological)
       This is the most important part section of your resume and deserves the most attention. In each position you
       describe key accomplishments. Write measurable things that demonstrate you are a highly productive individual.
       Try to start your phrase with “action words” such as: Managed, Operated, Handled, and Processed….

       Education (Chronological, Functional)
       List your relevant education and schoolwork. If you list a college or university, you do not need to list your high
       school. Always remember to start with the most recent schooling and go back. Even if you have not completed
       the degree it is worth listing to show continuing education. In particular, consider listing the degree, but not the
       year if it was earned more than 5 years ago.

FUNCTIONAL:            If you are making a career change OR you don’t have a continuous record of employment.
                       Functional resumes emphasize skills acquired over the years in previous positions. The
                       functional resume does not typically detail the specific tasks performed with each employer.
                       Typical functional resume sections include:

       Name, Address, Phone number, and (e-mail optional)

       Objective This section allows you to tell potential employers the type of position you are looking for.

               Objective examples:
               • A supervisory position with an accounting organization.
        •   A marketing position with a high-tech company.
        •   Administrative Assistant.


Summary This section allows you to tell employers the type of position you are looking for in addition it
        highlights adjectives that describe you and your strengths.

        Summary examples:
        •  Fast learning, highly organized, adaptable, mechanically skilled worker with a strong work
           ethic, works well independently as well as part of a team, and offering 10 years experience in
           business and manufacturing.
        • Capable, productive self-starter with experience in customer service and marketing. Strong
           organizational and communication skills in addition to leadership and problem solving ability.
        • Ten years of research and software engineering experience including creation, mathematical,
           and statistical model development, program and report writing, presentation and supervision.
        • Adept at recognizing potential problems, creating and developing alternatives and presenting
           simplified solutions. Functional knowledge of French and Spanish.

Skills/Accomplishments This section lists your accomplishments in 2 or 3 key topics pertinent to the
           position you are seeking. This is the key section in a Functional resume and is typically followed by a
           short Employment section that lists your past employers.

        Accomplishment examples:
        •  Marketing and Sales
        •  Customer Service
        •  Supervision and Management
        •  Administration
        •  Office Skills

        Under each topic list the key accomplishments that demonstrate your skills. These can further be
        emphasized with bullets.

Employment This section compliments the Accomplishments section and lists your past employers.
        Most often the list only includes employer, job title, and dates of employment in years only. You may
        add additional information such as city and state of employment; but keep it brief.

        Employment Examples:
              Medical Associates         Medical Assistant                 1998-2000
              Ameritech                  Customer Service                  1999-2002

Education
List your relevant education and schoolwork. If you list a college or university, you do not need to list your high
school. Always remember to start with the most recent schooling and go back. Even if you have not completed
the degree it is worth listing to show continuing education. In particular, consider not listing the graduation year
if the degree was earned more than 5 years ago.
Other
Other sections, such as Military Service, Community Service, or other pertinent information can be added to your
resume. You can change the section headings in the Resume Maker program, now that you are familiar with what
makes up a resume, you can begin to develop your own by filling in the Chronological or the Functional
worksheet. After completing the form you are then ready to process your resume using the Resume Maker
software program. In the Career Center or the Create A Resume class we can assist you with editing and fine
tuning your resume. We can also provide assistance on the layout (bullets, bolding, etc.) but we do need you to
have this paperwork completed before we can help you. Thank you and good luck!
                                 CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME




(Your Name Here)______________________________________________
Your Street____________________________________________________
Your City_____________________________________________________
Your Home Phone______________________________________________
someone@somewhere.com_______________________________________

Objective:        _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________

Summary:          _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________

Experience:       Employer # 1____________________________ City________________ State_____
                  Job Title______________________________ Start Date_______to End Date_______
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________


                  Employer # 2____________________________ City________________ State_____
                  Job Title______________________________ Start Date_______to End Date_______
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  (Add more employers if needed)

Education:        School__________________________          Location____________________
                  Degree__________________________                       Year___________
                  _____________________________________________________________________

                  School__________________________          Location____________________
                  Degree__________________________                       Year___________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                                   FUNCTIONAL RESUME




(Your Name Here)______________________________________________
Your Street____________________________________________________
Your City_____________________________________________________
Your Home Phone______________________________________________
someone@somewhere.com_______________________________________

Objective:        _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________

Summary:          _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________

Skills:           Topic (ie. Accounting)
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________

                  Topic (ie. Communications)
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  ____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________

                  Topic (ie. Computers)
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________
                  _____________________________________________________________________

Experience:       Employer # 1____________________________ City________________ State_____
                  Title______________________________ Start Date_______to End Date__________

                  Employer # 2____________________________ City________________ State_____
                  Title______________________________ Start Date_______to End Date__________
                  (Add more employers if needed)

Education:        School__________________________            Location____________________
                  Degree__________________________                         Year___________

                  School__________________________            Location____________________
                  Degree__________________________                         Year___________

				
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