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Business communication building critical skill 3rd by locker module 27

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Module
Module 27
27
Résumés
Résumés

McGraw-Hill/Irwin

©2007, The McGraw-Hill Companies, All Rights


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Résumés
Résumés
♦To learn how to
 Choose the right kind of résumé for
your qualifications.

 Make your experience relevant to
employers.
 Write the strongest possible résumé.


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Résumés
Résumés
♦To learn how to
 Increase the number of “hits” your
résumé receives.
 Use a computer to create paper and
scannable résumés.


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Résumés
Résumés
Start by answering these questions:
 How can I encourage the employer to
pay attention to my résumé?
 What kind of résumé should I use?
 How do the two résumés differ?


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Résumés
Résumés
Start by answering these questions:
 What parts of the two résumés are
the same?
 What should I do if the standard
categories don’t fit?
 Should I limit my résumé to one
page?
 How do I create a scannable
résumé?




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So
So Your
Your R
Résumé
ésumé Stands
Stands Out
Out
♦Do more than just list what you’ve
done.
♦Emphasize achievements that




Are the most relevant to the job.
Show your superiority over other applicants.
Are recent.

♦Use industry jargon and
buzzwords.


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So
So Your
Your R
Résumé
ésumé Stands
Stands Out
Out
continued
continued

♦Include skills that are helpful to
almost every job.
♦Design one résumé for people, the
other for electronic scanning.
♦Consider using a career objective
with the employer’s name.
♦Omit I and, in general, use
sentence fragments.


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Types
Types of
of R
Résumés
ésumés
♦Chronological
 Summarizes what you did in reverse
order.
 Is the traditional résumé format.
 Is used to show a logical preparation
for the job or a steady progression
leading to the present.


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Types
Types of
of R
Résumés
ésumés continued
continued
♦Skills
 Focuses on skills you’ve used that
are applicable to the job.
 Is useful when your job history does
not directly lead to the kind of job
you’re applying for.


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Chronological
Chronological R
Résumé
ésumé
♦Include for each job
 The position or job title.
 The organization.
 The city and state.
 The dates of employment.
 Details such as full- or part-time status,
job duties, special responsibilities, or
promotions.


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Chronological
Chronological R
Résumé
ésumé
♦Normally, include
jobs as far back
as the summer
after high school.
 Use minimal
detail about lowlevel jobs.

continued
continued


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Chronological
Chronological R
Résumé
ésumé

continued
continued

 Use detail and strong verbs or
gerunds.
• Recruit or recruiting; manage or
managing; design or designing; write or
writing.

 Use parallel structure.
• Recruit new employees, manage office
staff; design clerical documents, and
write special proposals.


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Skills
Skills R
Résumé
ésumé
♦Use as headings the skills used in
or aspects of the job you’re
applying for.
♦For entries under each skill,
combine experience from






Paid jobs.
Unpaid work.
Classes.
Activities.
Community work.


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Skills
Skills R
Résumé
ésumé continued
continued
♦Use headings that reflect the job
you’re applying for.
 Logistics rather than planning; procurement
rather than purchasing.

♦Use at least three headings related
to the job you’re applying for.


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Skills
Skills R
Résumé
ésumé continued
continued
♦Use a mix of
skills.
♦Use detail,
good
description,
and strong
verbs or
gerunds.


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For
For Both
Both R
Résumés
ésumés
♦ Use these categories:






Career Objective.
Summary of Qualifications
Education.
Honors and Awards.
References.

♦ Create new categories, if necessary.
♦ Use good paper and design.
 Use strong white space, readable typeface(s),
and an organized layout.


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To
To Create
Create Scannable
Scannable R
Résumés
ésumés
♦Use
 A standard typeface—e.g., Courier; Times
Roman.
 12- to 14-point type.
 A ragged right margin.
 No italics or underlining.
 No boldface.
 No lines, boxes, leader dots, or borders.
 A single column and no indented or centered text.
 Phone numbers on separate lines.
 Plenty of white space.


To
To Create
Create Scannable
Scannable R
Résumés
ésumés
continued
continued

♦Don’t fold or
staple pages.
♦Don’t write
anything by
hand.
♦Send a laser
copy.

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To
To Create
Create Scannable
Scannable R
Résumés
ésumés
continued
continued

♦Use a keywords section under
your name.
 Include language that describes your personality,
as well as abilities: dependable, skill in time
management, leadership, artistic skills, and so
forth.

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To
To Create
Create Online
Online R
Résumés
ésumés
♦In your Web résumé
 Use an e-mail link.
 Omit your street address and phone numbers.
 Consider having links under your name and email address.
 Link to other pages about you.
 Don’t be cute.
 Put your strongest qualification immediately after
your name and e-mail address.


To
To Create
Create Online
Online R
Résumés
ésumés
continued
continued

 Specify the job you want.
 Specify the city and state for educational
institutions and employers.
 Use lists, indentations, and white space.
 Craft phrases on commercial and university Web
sites to convince recruiters to click on your name.
 Proofread your résumé carefully.

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