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  • THE ART OF RESUME DEVELOPMENT

    3 The Art of Resume Development

    2012 KHMGT. All Rights Reserved. This material is provided for the sole use of this company and licensed users. Any reproduction, distribution or dissemination of this

    material may not be done without the express written consent of KHMGT.

    3.1

    A resume should highlight the best of your achievements. It must confirm that your job and career objective is realistic. It should show how your objective is supported by related accomplishments and experience.

    Your resume becomes a tool to open dialogue and create interest, whether or not any opportunity exists.

    Once your goals have been defined, you must check your resume to determine how well it supports your goals. You can begin addressing your goals by writing a job title or functional position that describes your goals. You can follow this title with a short sentence that further defines your goals. There are three things you must consider when describing your objective.

    • Focus: describe exactly what you want to do

    • Direction: describe your goals

    • Adaptability: state your ability to make a career transition

  • THE ART OF RESUME DEVELOPMENT

    3 The Art of Resume Development

    2012 KHMGT. All Rights Reserved. This material is provided for the sole use of this company and licensed users. Any reproduction, distribution or dissemination of this

    material may not be done without the express written consent of KHMGT.

    3.2

    RESUME TYPES

    Chronological resumes On this type of resume, list your work history in reverse chronological order. These resumes typically help people who are planning to stay in their current function and industry or related industry). Chronological resumes make it easier for someone in your current industry to see what you did and understand the types of responsibilities you held, since these individuals are already familiar with how you fit into your current industry. These resumes are not as effective at depicting a job seeker’s achievements and transferable skills as other types of resumes, but this traditional style of resume is widely accepted. Recruiters and Human Resource professionals prefer this resume style.

    Functional Resumes This type of resume helps demonstrate your transferable skills. Functional resumes make it easier for someone outside of your current industry to understand what your transferable skills are and visualize how they can be applied in their industry. Functional resumes are most effective when used in conjunction with a networking opportunity. These resumes are sometimes viewed negatively, because people who review this style of resume fear that a job seeker is trying to hide something since the work history comes last.

    Chrono-functional (Hybrid) resumes Use both the achievement-based aspects of the functional resume and chronology. This combination is more acceptable to those who would typically reject functional resumes.

    Your advisor will help you decide which format or style is best for you

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    3.3

    and best meets your needs.

    RESUME STYLES

    Technical Resumes Whether Chronological, Functional or Hybrid, technical resumes will place your technical skills at the beginning of the document to help summarize your qualifications. When you are seeking senior-level technical positions, your technical expertise is less important than your management skills, your ability to sell a product or service, or build relationships. Therefore, it is not as important to place technical information at the beginning of your resume.

    Academic Resumes This resume is typically called a Curriculum Vitae (CV). CVs display academic achievement and is used for a variety of educational or research positions that require particular academic qualifications such as Ph.Ds. It is important to selecting the right resume format for the position you seek. You may need to change from the format you have used in the past or use a combination of styles for various purposes. When in career transition, your advisor will work with you to develop a resume that best suits your needs. Sometimes the best way to explore new opportunities is to revise your current resume.

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    material may not be done without the express written consent of KHMGT.

    3.4

    STATEMENT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    When using a hybrid resume style, you should also develop a second document displaying only your achievements to help articulate your transferable skills. This document will help you transition from one industry to another and help you market yourself when you need to demonstrate that you can transfer to a different industry. To develop a statement of accomplishments, group achievements from your resume by category not chronology. You may choose to highlight these achievements in two or three categories. A chronology of employers is optional at the end of your list of achievements. This list of accomplishments and employers is not necessarily the same as a functional resume but is typically most useful in similar networking situations.

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    3.5

    GUIDELINES FOR ELECTRONIC RESUMES Below is a list of proper guidelines for electronic resumes.

    Dos: ■ Use a clean, structured format. ■ Use a font size from 10 to 12 points for legibility. ■ Use one of these optional font types:

    - Helvetica - Times - Times New Roman - Futura - Universe - Optima - New Century Schoolbook - Courier - Palatino - Arial

    ■ Your name should be on a line by itself and your category headings (i.e.,

    Summary, Education) should also be on their own lines. ■ Use appropriate keywords. Industry-specific terms are usually

    programmed into a search engine to help an employer divide qualified from unqualified candidates. Use those terms to ensure your resume makes the cut.

    ■ E-mail your resume when possible; print a hard copy for in-person interviews.

    ■ Use a laser printer to ensure quality for mailing or distributing your resume.

    Don’ts: ■ Don’t use italics, underlining or bolded words ■ Don’t use horizontal and vertical lines to format the resume. ■ Don’t include personal information such as: age, religious affiliations,

    etc.

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    3.6

    WHAT RESUMES DO … AND DON’T DO

    By creating a clear objective, you have already defined the “product” you want to take to the job market. A good resume can play a strong supporting role in your search by setting you apart from others and helping to communicate your strengths and capabilities. Your resume becomes an effective sales brochure; it demonstrates the strengths and contributions you bring to a position and illustrates your potential. However, the best resume is not a substitute for a thorough job search, for developing personal contacts and for the strong impressions you can only be create in a face-to-face interview. A good resume may, however, capture the reader’s initial interest and lead to a positive meeting or interview. One of the most valuable things about a resume is the process of writing it. It gives you an improved introspective look at yourself and supports your own beliefs about your past contributions and future potential. To make it truly effective, it must become a “talking paper” that can generate interest in you.

    OBJECTIVE

    RESUMES DO NOT GET JOBS… PEOPLE DO

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    3.7

    WHAT OTHERS LOOK FOR IN YOUR RESUME

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