Resume Making

Points to remember while making a resume-


  • A Good Resume Has Five Essential Parts

    • A clearly stated job objective
    • The highlights of qualifications
    • A presentation of directly relevent skills and experience
    • A chronological work history
    • A listing of relevant education and training

  • Getting Started

    • Work History - Create a "Work History Master List," keeping in mind that not everything on your "Master List" will necessarily appear on THIS version of your resume. For paid and volunteer jobs or positions, list the dates started and ended, your job title, and the name and city of the company or organization. Put these jobs in chronological order.
    • Education and Training - Create an "Education and Training Master List," this time including :
      • Schools you attended, with dates, degrees honors.
      • Personal study in your field (classes, workshops, and other informal ways you have learned).
      • Any other credentials or certificates.
    • Job Objective - Compose a clearly stated Job Objective, using a minimum number of words. Ask yourself these questions:
      • WHAT do I want to do?
      • FOR WHOM or WITH WHOM do I want to do it?
      • WHERE do I want to do it?
      • WHAT level of responsibility?
    • Relevant Skills And Experience - What you want to create - contrary to everything you've heard in the past about resumes - is a word picture of you in your proposed new job, created out the best of your past experience. Steps include:
      • So first, get out your Job Objective and ask yourself what are the five or six major skills required for that job.
      • Get out a sheet of paper for each of those skills or special knowledge areas, and label each page.
      • Then ask yourself, "When did I use those same skills in the past?"
      • Under each of the skills listed, begin to write action-oriented "One - Liner" statements that clearly and concisely describe how you used or developed those skills in the past.
      • Then you can assemble all the Relevant Skills and Experience section of your new-job resume by putting those five or six skills paragraphs together on one page.
    • The Highlights of Qualifications - The essential message of the highlights is two-fold:
      • First, that you are QUALIFIED - you have the experience, credentials, and basic skills needed for the job.
      • Second, that you are also ESPECIALLY TALENTED (perhaps even gifted) in the areas that really matter - in other words, for THIS job youre "hot".
      • A typical group of Highlights might include :
        • How much relevant experience you have.
        • What your formal training and credentials are, if relevant.
        • One significant accomplishment, very briefly stated.
        • One or two outstanding skills or abilities.
        • A reference to your values, commitment, or philosophy if appropriate.

  • Putting All Together

    • Assemble the five parts of your resume - Job Objective, Highlights, Relevant Experience, Work History, Education - and type up a draft copy.
    • Omit anything personal and unrelated to your Job Objective (age, marital status, height/weight, hobbies).
    • Omit the details of less important past jobs that create an image you dont want to take with you.
    • Keep it to one page if you can.
    • If your resume is on two pages:
      • Present your "aces" on page one (job objective, skills, accomplishments).
      • Use page two for the work history and education.
      • Be sure to write "continued" on page one, and "page two" PLUS your full name on the second page.
      • One or two outstanding skills or abilities.
      • Print it on two sheets of paper, and dont staple them together (the two pages can be placed side-by-side to view the whole resume at once).

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