How to Do a Professional Resume

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					   Do I need a resume?
   What if I have never had a
    job before?
   When should I start my
    resume?
   What information do I put
    on my resume?
 What format do I use?
 Can I use “cool” fonts &
  colored paper?
 Should I do a rough draft?

 How long can my resume
  be?
 Do I include references?

 Can I use an “e-resume”?
   Do you have the background
    knowledge or experience
    they are looking for?

   Will you “fit in” with the
    chemistry of the current
    employees at the job site?
   Will you be productive from
    the get go?
Heading

Objective


Experience


Education

Skills


References
   Complete
       Position title & job
        description
       Clarity of dates & places
       Details, details, details

   Accurate
       Spelling, grammar, &
        punctuation
       Don’t fudge the truth . . .
        they will find out!
   Appropriate
       Enough info in each section /
        balance
       Relevant information
       Length = 1 page
   Professional
       Easy to read
       Points are clearly stated
       Overall appearance &
        presentation
1)   Click on the START
     menu
2)   Access the Student Share
     Folder
3)   Open the Career Center
     Folder
4)   Open the “Career
     Portfolios” folder
5)   Click on the “Resume”
     Folder
6)   Double click on the
     “Resume Template 3”
     document
     includes your
 This
 personal information:
  Name

  Address

  Phone number

  E-mail address
A statement of purpose
 describing the position
 that you are interested in
 acquiring.
   Include the following:
     Name    of previous employers
     Job title
     How long you worked there
     Description of
      responsibilities and or key
      accomplishments

   Put in reverse chronological
    order
 Youcan use the following:
  Volunteer work

  Clubs involved in

  Organizations affiliated
   with
  Other leadership activities
   Include information about
    your high school years:
      Name of school(s) attended

      Location of school(s)

      Graduation date

      Activities

      Awards received

      Classes of interest
   This is a bulleted list of the skills that
    you would like your potential
    employer to know that you have.
   Examples:
      Good telephone & communication
       skills.
      Responsible, punctual, & task
       oriented.
      Great leadership skills.
      Work well as a team player and
       independently.
      Dependable, hardworking, &
       trustworthy.
   You do not need to have
    “References available upon
    request” on your resume.
   These will be on a separate
    sheet from your resume.
   This is a list of 3-5 people,
    with names, addresses, and
    phone numbers.
   Family & friends don’t count!
   Professional adults in your
    life such as the following:
     Teachers
     Counselors
     Coaches
     Club advisors
     Previous employers
     Youth group leaders
. . . . to ask permission to use
  your references’ information
     BEFORE giving it out to
       potential employers!

 Your references will also be
    great people to ask for
 Letters of Recommendation!
 Things about your personal life
 Health information
 Marital status
 Number of children
 References

These topics will be covered in
    your interview (some of
  these will not apply to you
          right now).
   Don’t forget to save to your
    “H” drive, & copy a back-up
    to a disc

   Go to the Career Center to
    check out your disc to
    update or print your resume

               OR
Make an appointment
        with
  Mrs. Settelmeyer
       in the
   Career Center

				
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