Fabulous Resumes

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This was from a volunteer workshop that I did for the Chicago Public Library as a way to serve the community- Chicago has a high unemployment rate and many people have no idea as to how to create a great resume.


<ul><li> 1. FABULOUS RESUMES Effective Job Searches </li> <li> 2. Welcome and A sense of direction on how to present What I want you to walk your best self in written format away with The ability to use an online job search The ability to fill out an online application The ability to be in control of your job search </li> <li> 3. Its Really Not As much a job for you to get, as it is something for someone to offer. </li> <li> 4. Gatekeepers The email or fax system Your resume has to get The tired recruiter or HR manager past The unenthusiastic hiring manager The person who doesnt know you </li> <li> 5. How do You Start? Skills List Where have you worked? What do you know? Do you know the correct name and What specializations addresses? do you have? Are they still in What projects or business? teams have you been on? </li> <li> 6. Cover Letters Important? Should always accompany your resume. The cover letter is the In an email, be the email, not an first impression attachment. that the gatekeeper In an online application, can be an has of you. attached item, or often you can type it The cover in and it will be submitted along with letter often decides the resume. whether they will seriously continue. </li> <li> 7. Format Justify left margins Forget the letters of Clean Fonts past Date at top A clean, symmetrical Who its going to look is best. Saluation Body Closing Signature </li> <li> 8. How it Should Look </li> <li> 9. The Beginning Dear Recruiter/Hiring Manager: State your purpose and I have attached my resume for your intent. review and consideration for the position of Maintenance Supervisor as posted on monster.com. My background appears to be a good match for the qualifications you are seeking. </li> <li> 10. Next I have recently been laid off as a result Provide a brief summary of continuing job reductions due to the of whats ongoing economic crisis. Change can be going on with your current frightening, but my work experience situation. and skills are strong, and I look forward to a new challenge. </li> <li> 11. Or My current position is Accounting You still have a job, but Manager of the Accounting department youre scared for a mid-sized manufacturing company. wont have for long, or youre We are experiencing volume decreases looking for and a reduced cash flow, and like many something better organizations, we most likely will be cutting jobs. The accounting team lead description matches my skills and experience, and I would like to learn more about this opportunity. </li> <li> 12. Another example I am submitting my resume to you for Its not bad to look for consideration for the Training Manager another job! position as posted on CCastd.org. I am a member of CCASTD, and have recently been looking at selective opportunities, as my current employer continues their second year of continuous job reductions. </li> <li> 13. And briefly As a lead mechanic, I have extensive Highlight your background experience with equipment conversions, installations, and retrofit of older equipment and lines. Additionally, I served on several improvement teams, including safety and production. </li> <li> 14. Make it Easy for Them Id appreciate the opportunity to learn Make sure you include more about this position, and your contact needs. You may contact me at 773- information and when its 666-8898 (cell). Because of my best to call. schedule, it may be hard to reach me directly, but I will return your call promptly. </li> <li> 15. Conclude I look forward to hearing from you. State the positive! Regards, John Wilson </li> <li> 16. Words Create instead of made Use words of action and Organized, and archived company power. documents instead of filed Led, leadership, performance management, designed, contributor, team member, Read the job ad match their words to your resume </li> <li> 17. Resumes Build the resume as you do a house start with the foundation of who you are </li> <li> 18. Start with Now Chronological lists newest first, oldest last If resume is long, lop some off! No one needs know you had a job in 1976 </li> <li> 19. Several Positions with the Same Company Show progression you grew! </li> <li> 20. May have to Use as Text Document Strong beginnings keep them reading! </li> <li> 21. Finish With Certifications; Training, and Education </li> <li> 22. Outdated Useless Information Objective Leave off References Personal Data Hobbies Church </li> <li> 23. Formats Functional is usually best when youre Your career stage or fresh out of school, returning to work asked for after parenting, but have part-time or position can help volunteer activity. determine what style Chronological or functional </li> <li> 24. Resources http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resume Use these sites for help and s/p/resumetypes.htm inspiration. http://office.microsoft.com/en- us/templates/default.aspx?ofcresset=1 Careerbuilder Monster Local workshops LIKE THIS! </li> <li> 25. Job Search Websites Professional Monster.com organizations for Careerbuilder.com specific job types or Dice.com professions such as Associationforum.org astd.org; dice.com; Indeed.com Association websites City or village Company websites websites Government </li> <li> 26. Go for a Drive Always keep paper Go directly to the and pen handy write company website and down company names look for postings Go back and look Park in the lot and go them up google is to the buildings ask your best friend the guards about who to see </li> <li> 27. Join a Group Attend that group But always pay it meeting you never had forward time for Share information Ask people you know Get a breakfast group Volunteer at church or going school people know people and share information </li> <li> 28. Join an Online Group Linkedin.com Connect, connect, connect Join groups and read the postings </li> <li> 29. Your Own Website What to Include Resume Portfolio of work Scanned recommendations Project Lists scope of work Anything pertinent to your skill base and competencies Stay Away from: Personal philosophies Embarrassing pictures, jokes, anything you wouldnt mind immediately seen by a stranger who you want to give you a chance </li> <li> 30. Details that can Make or Break You To follow up Ask for references Confirm the recruiter Know your companys has what they need policy about from you references and background checks Check your voicemail, your email Always, always spell check every single document </li> <li> 31. Stay Focused Dont be afraid to ask Pay it forward - always </li> </ul>