Writing Resumes “Your Key to the Future” Purpose of a Resume A Resume’s Objectives Sell Yourself Be an Attention- Getter In a good way Get What You Want They get what they want Things to Remember Humans read: left to right and top to bottom. Only write necessary words. Keep it simple and clear. Always tell the truth. Who will be reviewing your resume? What do they want to see? Typical Resume Standard Size Paper, 8 1/2 by 11 Quality Paper Paper Color Should Be in the White Family Usually 1 to 2 pages The previous may vary depending on how creative one needs to appear. Format Balance the page Use bullets to avoid blank areas Have good identity section Change messages for contact opportunity Objectives Short and Long Term Format Continued Education Do you have your degree yet? Professional Work Experience What did you gain? Activities Separate Reference Page Resume Examples Text Book pages 451- 462 Great Examples More Helpful Hints Text Book pages 475- 480 Things to Avoid The internet and library can also provide great sources. Class Discussion Why is a resume important? Why should you learn to create a resume? Where could one receive help in improving their resume writing skills? Resume Writing Overview Employee vs. Employer - Keep needs in mind A resume’s importantance The future lies ahead First impressions can make or break Assignment: A completed professional resume is due tomorrow!!! Alsond, tomorrow we will trade resumes for critiquing and improving. Good Luck on a Winning Career!! Remember to always proof read and ask for suggestions.
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