What is your Resume? Past : Past : What have you done? Present: Present: What are you doing? Future: Future: What do you want?

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  • What is your Resume? Past : Past : What have you done? Present: Present: What are you doing? Future: Future: What do you want?
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  • Resume Elements Contact Information Work Experience Technical Skills Education Honors and Special Skills Professional Affiliations
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  • General Guidelines Length: 1 to 2 typed pages Be as concise and keep it uncluttered Recommended Font: Not smaller than 10 point Not larger than 12 point Paper: Use 8 1/2 x 11 and 20 lb paper Print your resume with a high quality printer.
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  • Research before Writing a Resume Find out Desired qualifications and skills General job information Key values and words Check with Company Literature Internet Directories
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  • Identifying Information Name Addresses Phone Numbers Email Address or Fax Number *Should appear at the top of your resume* KIMBERLY ANN HURST 1305 Palmer Dr. #1276 West Lafayette, IN Boiler@purdue.edu (765) 555-1706
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  • Objective Statement (optional) Summarize your area of expertise and career interest in 2 to 3 sentences. Write complete sentences or as descriptive phrases - minimal punctuation. Relate your existing skills directly to the job you are seeking. Demonstrate what you can do for the company.
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  • Objective Statement Avoid over generalized statements: A position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas Use statements such as: Seeking a clerical position which allows me to apply my background and hardworking ability as well as become an asset to your company To obtain a position with Sprint as a telemarketer
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  • Summary of Qualifications Concise targeted statement or list of accomplishments Summarize your key skills and qualifications pertaining to the job
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  • Qualifications Statement Summary of Qualifications More than 13 years experience as a technical trainer/instructor with strong knowledge in software and technical training. Strong ability to translate technical information making it easily understood by non-technical audiences.
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  • Key Qualifications Investment Planning Customer Relations QuickBooks International Business Human Resource Microsoft Office 2007
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  • Education This is an important section for recent college graduates or students seeking internships or summer jobs. Beginning with the highest level of educational achievement. Include: University Attended Grade Point Average Degrees Earned Date of Program Completion Minors Major
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  • Education Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering HOPE University, West Lafayette, IN Pursuing a Pre-Engineering Associates of Arts degree Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FL
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  • Employment Experience Include positions you have held which are related to the job you are seeking. Describe and emphasize your experiences in the most relevant way possible. paid positionsvolunteer positions
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  • Action Phrases: Action phrases help: You avoid being too brief Think about your qualifications as a professional would.
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  • Employment Experience Hospitality Specialist (May 1999-August 2003) Mountain Jacks, Lafayette, IN * Oversaw the planning, production, preparation and prompt delivery of food * Assisted in training and retaining new and experienced employees * Created a positive and healthy atmosphere in the restaurant 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.
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  • Activities and Honors Include relevant activities and honors: That you could discuss with your prospective employer That have given you valuable experience or skills.
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  • Specialized Skills Include skills that make you unique - 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Reference Sheet Ms. Mary Delinsky Operation Manager Kmart, Inc. Destin, FL (850) 494-3723 Include the names and phone numbers of your references. Always ask permission before you include any information on your reference sheet. Consider giving your references a copy of your resume so they will be prepared to talk to employers.
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  • Types of Resumes The most common resume styles are: FUNCTIONAL CHRONOLOGICAL
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  • Chronological Resume Style 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 *Who have not had periods of unemployment time between jobs.
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  • Chronological Resume Example
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  • Functional Resume Style WHY? Shifting Careers Unrelated Jobs Entering Workforce after long period of not working ALLOWS: Ignore experiences that do not relate to the job Place things in order of importance rather than chronological order.
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  • Functional Resume Example Jane K. Doe 305 Delle Street, Panama City, FL 32405 Phone: (850) 555-3507 Email: janedoe@yahoo.comjanedoe@yahoo.com ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Objective To obtain a position as an Elementary Teacher that will enable me to utilize my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people. Key Abilities *Educational Experience *Communication Skills *Problem Solver *Dependable *Work Well Under Pressure *Organized Professional Experience Child Care Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention. Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits. Read to children and teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, songs, personal hygiene, and social skills. Leadership Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use both in learning activities and in imaginative play. Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and procedures for maintaining order. Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
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  • Biggest mistakes: Running too short or too long DON'T include personal information Physical shortcomings Highlighting duties instead of accomplishments Typos and Poor Punctuation;
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  • Contact: Career Center Leila Winther Student Union East Rm 54 872-3855 Job Placement Office Christine Etheridge Student Union East Rm 54 769-1551 x 3339


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