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Published on February 3, 2009

Author: rondrew

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Ron\'s outline of a resume with various styles and tips

Resume Workshop Workshop duration approximately 60 minutes

The Transition 101 Model Are you prepared to do each one of these steps? Resume Workshop Anger Help Me!! Stress Relief New Friends Foundation Onboarding Plan Get a Job Offer Networking Resume Cover Letter Interview Layoff/Quit/Fired Marketing Plan No Plan = 2 strikes to start

What is a resume? CV= Curriculum vitae (“the course of one’s life”). A resume is a personal summary of your professional history and qualifications. It includes information about your career goals, education, work experience, activities, honors, and any special skills you might have. Resume Workshop

A resume is a personal summary of your professional history and qualifications. It includes information about your career goals, education, work experience, activities, honors, and any special skills you might have.

Resume Workshop General Guidelines Preliminary Research Heading Summary Statement Employment Experience Action Verbs Education References Resume Tips The Good and the Bad Reverse Chronological Functional Skills Imaginative Resume Workshop Styles

General Guidelines

Preliminary Research

Heading

Summary Statement

Employment Experience

Action Verbs

Education

References

Resume Tips

The Good and the Bad

Reverse Chronological

Functional

Skills

Imaginative

And Wrong way? Is There A Right Way? Resume Workshop

And Wrong way?

General Guidelines Length: It is best to limit an entry-level resume to one typed page. It is best to limit others to a maximum of two typed pages. Don’t forget to add your name and page number to the second page NAME (page 2) Be as concise as possible in stating information in each section of your resume. Font: Avoid fonts smaller than 10 point and larger than 12 point. Paper: Use 8 1/2” x 11” 20 lb paper. Print your resume with a laser or high quality ink-jet printer. Limit your work listings to the past 10 or 15 years, unless earlier experience was highly relevant to your targeted position. You should use Previous Employment giving Company and Job Title ONLY Years only if you use them Resume Workshop

Length:

It is best to limit an entry-level resume to one typed page.

It is best to limit others to a maximum of two typed pages.

Don’t forget to add your name and page number to the second page

NAME (page 2)

Be as concise as possible in stating information in each section of your resume.

Font: Avoid fonts smaller than 10 point and larger than 12 point.

Paper: Use 8 1/2” x 11” 20 lb paper. Print your resume with a laser or high quality ink-jet printer.

Limit your work listings to the past 10 or 15 years, unless earlier experience was highly relevant to your targeted position.

You should use Previous Employment giving Company and Job Title ONLY

Years only if you use them

Preliminary Research Find out * General job Description * Desired qualifications and skills * Key values and words Check with * Google Company * Trade journals, magazines, and newsletters * Directories * Libraries * Company literature Resume Workshop

Find out

* General job

Description

* Desired qualifications

and skills

* Key values and words

Check with

* Google Company

* Trade journals,

magazines, and

newsletters

* Directories

* Libraries

* Company literature

Heading Identifying Information Put your name, permanent address, phone numbers, and email address prominently at the top of your resume. Avoid using a nickname to identify yourself. Consider including your URL address if you have one. Ronald Drew, PMP 123 Main Street Boston, MA [email_address] (203) 613-6743 http://www.linkedin/in/rondrew Resume Workshop

Put your name, permanent address, phone numbers, and email address prominently at the top of your resume.

Avoid using a nickname to identify yourself.

Consider including your URL address if you have one.

Summary Statement This is the 10 second hook area of your resume. One to three sentence summary of your area of expertise and career interest. Use Bullets if possible for ease of reading Write as complete sentences or as descriptive phrases with minimal punctuation. Relate your existing skills directly to the job you are seeking. Demonstrate what you can do for the company rather than what they can do for you. Resume Workshop

This is the 10 second hook area of your resume.

One to three sentence summary of your area of expertise and career interest.

Use Bullets if possible for ease of reading

Write as complete sentences or as descriptive phrases with minimal punctuation.

Relate your existing skills directly to the job you are seeking. Demonstrate what you can do for the company rather than what they can do for you.

Summary Statement Avoid over generalized statements: A position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas. Avoid statements that focus only on what a company can do for you: A position where I gain experience in working on computer problems. Make the statement as specific as possible: A position which allows me to apply my background in technology and high performance computing to create value. Resume Workshop

Avoid over generalized statements:

A position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas.

Avoid statements that focus only on what a company can do for you:

A position where I gain experience in working on computer problems.

Make the statement as specific as possible:

A position which allows me to apply my background in technology and high performance computing to create value.

Summary of Qualifications Statement This statement can replace or be used in addition to the summary statement. Write one short paragraph or a bulleted list of qualifications. Use a summary of qualifications statement to emphasize skills you possess that aren’t obvious from your past work experiences. Resume Workshop

This statement can replace or be used in addition to the summary statement.

Write one short paragraph or a bulleted list of qualifications.

Use a summary of qualifications statement to emphasize skills you possess that aren’t obvious from your past work experiences.

Summary of Qualifications Statement Summary of Qualifications An IT professional with expertise in the following areas: * SAP Implementation and support projects * Communicating with customers in project environments * Developing projects in conjunction with peers Resume Workshop

Summary of Qualifications

An IT professional with expertise in the following areas:

* SAP Implementation and support projects

* Communicating with customers in project environments

* Developing projects in conjunction with peers

Bad Summary Statement Too Generic – Does not differentiate yourself – Can you see me, I am invisible!!! It is too Self Focused -- it states what YOU want -- I want to be CEO in 1 year, this job is too low for me!!! Does nothing to tell the reader what you offer -- What benefits s/he might bring to the employer Does not tell the reader what type of position you are seeking. BAD Summary Example: A challenging creative opportunity where I can apply my skills in a dynamic organization with plenty of room for advancement. Better Summary: To apply the knowledge acquired through a multiple major software implementations and leading teams for large and small companies in IT to a senior lead position on the IT team of a company that wants to build a business IT partnership. Resume Workshop

Too Generic – Does not differentiate yourself – Can you see me, I am invisible!!!

It is too Self Focused -- it states what YOU want -- I want to be CEO in 1 year, this job is too low for me!!!

Does nothing to tell the reader what you offer -- What benefits s/he might bring to the employer

Does not tell the reader what type of position you are seeking.

BAD Summary Example: A challenging creative opportunity where I can apply my skills in a dynamic organization with plenty of room for advancement.

Better Summary: To apply the knowledge acquired through a multiple major software implementations and leading teams for large and small companies in IT to a senior lead position on the IT team of a company that wants to build a business IT partnership.

Employment Experience Include positions you have held which are related, in some way, to the job you are seeking. These might be both paid and volunteer positions. Be creative with this section of your resume by describing and emphasizing your experiences in the most relevant way possible. Resume Workshop

Include positions you have held which are related, in some way, to the job you are seeking. These might be both paid and volunteer positions.

Be creative with this section of your resume by describing and emphasizing your experiences in the most relevant way possible.

Employment Experience Beiersdorf North America (April 1997-July 2003) Norwalk, CT VP & CIO Supervised all aspects for the implementation of SAP at five North American business units. Consolidated 5 warehouses into one Paperless RF automated facility Supervised all aspects of building a PMO using Microsoft Sharepoint, .NET and Project Include information such as company name and location, job title, dates, and duties performed. Make this section easy to read by using spacing and bullets. Use action phrases to highlight the duties you have performed. Resume Workshop

Beiersdorf North America

(April 1997-July 2003)

Norwalk, CT

VP & CIO

Supervised all aspects for the implementation of SAP at five North American business units.

Consolidated 5 warehouses into one Paperless RF automated facility

Supervised all aspects of building a PMO using Microsoft Sharepoint, .NET and Project

Include information such as company name and location, job title, dates, and duties performed.

Make this section easy to read by using spacing and bullets.

Use action phrases to highlight the duties you have performed.

Action Phrases Action phrases will help you avoid being too brief and from understating your qualifications. Think about your qualifications as a professional would. Make your descriptions easy to read through parallel structure. Set up a pattern and stick with it. In the prior example, all the verbs are parallel: “ Supervised ” and “ Consolidated ” are all past tense verbs. Resume Workshop

Action phrases will help you avoid being too brief and from understating your qualifications.

Think about your qualifications as a professional would.

Make your descriptions easy to read through parallel structure.

Set up a pattern and stick with it.

In the prior example, all the verbs are parallel: “ Supervised ” and “ Consolidated ” are all past tense verbs.

Resume Action Verbs Using “to be” verbs, such as “was,” “is,” “were,” or “are,” is much too passive. Instead, use active verbs. They’ll add a little muscle to your resume. You sound more dynamic right away. Examples of Active Verbs Found on Effective Resumes: anticipated applied audited analyzed broadened built consolidated channeled conceived coordinated customized devised developed effected estimated evaluated facilitated framed guided hosted identified implemented improved initiated inventoried joined launched maintained modeled modified negotiated neutralized organized performed pinpointed planned presented processed provided quantified reduced remedied revamped selected spearheaded steered supervised tabulated tightened undertook validated widened

Using “to be” verbs, such as “was,” “is,” “were,” or “are,” is much too passive. Instead, use active verbs. They’ll add a little muscle to your resume. You sound more dynamic right away.

Examples of Active Verbs Found on Effective Resumes:

Education Shortest section for seasoned candidate with years of experience. Very important if you attended YALE, MIT etc. Important section for recent college graduates or students seeking internships or summer jobs. Beginning with the highest level of educational achievement, include information such as university attended, degrees earned, major, minors, grade point average, date of program completion, and so forth. Resume Workshop

Shortest section for seasoned candidate with years of experience.

Very important if you attended YALE, MIT etc.

Important section for recent college graduates or students seeking internships or summer jobs.

Beginning with the highest level of educational achievement, include information such as university attended, degrees earned, major, minors, grade point average, date of program completion, and so forth.

Education Northrop University, Inglewood, CA Graduation May xxxx Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences GPA: 3.6/4.0 Major GPA: 3.7/4.0 How old are you??? Education may answer this question. You do not have to include your GPA on the resume, but if it isn’t included, employers may assume that it is lower than it really is. Always state the grade point scale your school is using if you include GPA. Resume Workshop Date or No Date ?? GPA or No GPA ??

Northrop University, Inglewood, CA Graduation May xxxx

Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences

GPA: 3.6/4.0

Major GPA: 3.7/4.0

How old are you??? Education may answer this question.

You do not have to include your GPA on the resume, but if it isn’t included, employers may assume that it is lower than it really is.

Always state the grade point scale your school is using if you include GPA.

Activities and Honors Include relevant activities and honors that you could discuss with your prospective employer or that have given you valuable experience or skills. Resume Workshop

Include relevant activities and honors that you could discuss with your prospective employer or that have given you valuable experience or skills.

Specialized Skills Include skills that make you unique, such as computer skills, foreign language skills, or military service. Be specific in describing your special skills; name computer programs you know, how long you studied a foreign language, or your dates of military service. Resume Workshop

Include skills that make you unique, such as computer skills, foreign language skills, or military service.

Be specific in describing your special skills; name computer programs you know, how long you studied a foreign language, or your dates of military service.

References In general, do not include the names and addresses of your references on your resume. It is enough to state that references are available upon request. Choose professional references rather than character references. Employers who know you and your work are the best references. Resume Workshop

In general, do not include the names and addresses of your references on your resume.

It is enough to state that references are available upon request.

Choose professional references rather than character references. Employers who know you and your work are the best references.

S ell don’t T ell You MUST NOTE: Sending a beautiful resume with an error is like going to an interview with spinach on your teeth. Please spell check!!!

Resume Workshop A Day in Company ABC’s HR Shoes Exercise You work for a company and you just got back from a Career Fair and have a stack of resumes to go through to select a candidate to interview for your company’s position. You have less than one minute to review each resume and choose which candidate will get the invitation for an interview. Be prepared to say what you would look for to chose one candidate over the others.

Good and Bad Email [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] Your Summary Spell Check and Grammar Qualifications changed to fit job without being deceitful Good Experience that matches Job Description A smart resume focuses on relevant achievements and accomplishments. Resume Tips Email [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] Your Objective Speel Check and Grammer Not reviewing/changing your qualifications Experience does NOT match Job Description Do NOT lie about or exaggerate your education Resume Workshop

Email

[email_address]

[email_address]

[email_address]

Your Summary

Spell Check and Grammar

Qualifications changed to fit job without being deceitful

Good Experience that matches Job Description

A smart resume focuses on relevant achievements and accomplishments.

Email

[email_address]

[email_address]

[email_address]

Your Objective

Speel Check and Grammer

Not reviewing/changing your qualifications

Experience does NOT match Job Description

Do NOT lie about or exaggerate your education

Good and Bad Use PAR statements 2 page maximum Attractive and organized format Paper choice high-quality bright white Fonts Times New Roman, Arial or Georgia Font size 10-12 Use Microsoft Excel to manually track the positions and companies you applied to, when you sent resumes, when you followed up with phone calls, and the names of the people you contacted Resume Tips More than 2 pages Do NOT use “I”, “me”, “my”, “mine” Printing on front AND back of paper Not enough WHITE SPACE Margins (Interviewer may want to put notes) No less than ½ and no more than 1 ¼ Too much technical jargon More than 2 lines per bullet or 5 lines per paragraph Resume Workshop

Use PAR statements

2 page maximum

Attractive and organized format

Paper choice high-quality bright white

Fonts Times New Roman, Arial or Georgia

Font size 10-12

Use Microsoft Excel to manually track the positions and companies you applied to, when you sent resumes, when you followed up with phone calls, and the names of the people you contacted

More than 2 pages

Do NOT use “I”, “me”, “my”, “mine”

Printing on front AND back of paper

Not enough WHITE SPACE

Margins (Interviewer may want to put notes)

No less than ½ and no more than 1 ¼

Too much technical jargon

More than 2 lines per bullet or 5 lines per paragraph

Format and Comments Word PDF Resume Formats Most Popular Standard to most businesses Easiest to open, print and forward Some companies don’t allow email attachments because of virus risks Different versions can cause formatting glitches 100% assurance resume seen is exactly as formatted Eliminates virus risk Hard to change contain Recipient must have Adobe Reader (free download) Resume Workshop

Word

PDF

Most Popular

Standard to most businesses

Easiest to open, print and forward

Some companies don’t allow email attachments because of virus risks

Different versions can cause formatting glitches

100% assurance resume seen is exactly as formatted

Eliminates virus risk

Hard to change contain

Recipient must have Adobe Reader (free download)

Format and Comments HTML TEXT Resume Formats Can be email attachment or posted to website Retains formatting and layout Easiest to view with browser without downloading Can be posted on YOUR website (if you have one) Not all browsers support HTML NO special effects (bold, italics or centering) Only ASCII text characters allowed (standard keyboard) Can be sent in the body of email for companies that do not support attachments Easy to place into a searchable database Leaves barebones resume that is not very visually appealing Resume Workshop

HTML

TEXT

Can be email attachment or posted to website

Retains formatting and layout

Easiest to view with browser without downloading

Can be posted on YOUR website (if you have one)

Not all browsers support HTML

NO special effects (bold, italics or centering)

Only ASCII text characters allowed (standard keyboard)

Can be sent in the body of email for companies that do not support attachments

Easy to place into a searchable database

Leaves barebones resume that is not very visually appealing

Reverse Chronological Present your education and work experience in chronological order, beginning with your most recent experiences. This style is best for people whose job experiences closely parallel the positions for which they are applying or for those who have not had periods of unemployment time between jobs. Resume Styles Resume Workshop

Present your education and work experience in chronological order, beginning with your most recent experiences.

This style is best for people whose job experiences closely parallel the positions for which they are applying or for those who have not had periods of unemployment time between jobs.

Reverse Chronological MSCU, Wilton CT. Working as a consultant. Various major projects such as M&A, Facility relocation and online banking. Vertrue, Inc, Norwalk CT. Worked as a Senior Director. Managed all Shared Service Applications. Exec2Tech, LLC, Danbury CT. Private consulting business specialized with providing expertise with ERP selection/implementation and M&A Resume Styles Work Experience: 2008-Present 2004-2008 2003-2004 Resume Workshop

Functional Resume Style Organize experience by type of function performed. Under each, give specific examples. Highlight experiences that directly relate to the job you are seeking. Ignore experiences that do not relate to the job for which you are applying. Place things in order of importance rather than chronological order. Resume Styles Resume Workshop

Organize experience by type of function performed. Under each, give specific examples.

Highlight experiences that directly relate to the job you are seeking.

Ignore experiences that do not relate to the job for which you are applying.

Place things in order of importance rather than chronological order.

Functional Resume Style Experience: Director IT (January 1990-April 1997)—Coca-Cola NY * Budget of 10 Million * Staff of 50 IT professionals * Responsible for 21 locations VP & CIO (April 1997-July 2003) * Budget of 25 Million * Staff of 45 IT professionals * Responsible for 9 locations Resume Styles Example based on CIO roles Resume Workshop

Skills Resume Style Emphasize what you can do rather than where you have worked. Try to match your skills to the position for which you are applying. This style is ideal for people who have gained valuable skills from a variety of unrelated experiences. Resume Styles Resume Workshop

Emphasize what you can do rather than where you have worked.

Try to match your skills to the position for which you are applying.

This style is ideal for people who have gained valuable skills from a variety of unrelated experiences.

Skills Resume Style Skills: Communication Skills *Invited to present at many Oracle User and International user group meetings in CA and FL *Invited to present to many network group meetings on various job search topics *Presented at many SAP User group meeting on topics related to interfacing and configuring SAP Training Skills *Trained new employees in the use of the SDLC standards for project management *Trained all employees periodically on FDA Validation for computers and the importance of the validation Resume Styles Resume Workshop

Imaginative Resume Style Acts like a mini-portfolio because it demonstrates a combination of layout, graphics, text integration, and audience selection. Make sure a company is open to this type of resume before submitting it. This style is ideal for people looking for a job that demands creativity, such as graphic design or landscape architecture It is appropriate to use color graphics on an imaginative resume, but the cost of duplicating will be increased. Resume Styles Resume Workshop

Acts like a mini-portfolio because it demonstrates a combination of layout, graphics, text integration, and audience selection.

Make sure a company is open to this type of resume before submitting it.

This style is ideal for people looking for a job that demands creativity, such as graphic design or landscape architecture

It is appropriate to use color graphics on an imaginative resume, but the cost of duplicating will be increased.

Where can you go for professional advice about your resume? Department of Labor Various Network Group Sponsors Ask your Board of Directors Ask a Friend to review it Attend Network Group Presentations like this one for help with drafting, revising, and editing your resumes and cover letters Google the Internet Hire a resume writer Resume Workshop

Department of Labor

Various Network Group Sponsors

Ask your Board of Directors

Ask a Friend to review it

Attend Network Group Presentations like this one for help with drafting, revising, and editing your resumes and cover letters

Google the Internet

Hire a resume writer

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