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SBIT/H&S/7.5.1/RC 07 June, 2011

SBIT/H&S/7.5.1/RC 07 June, 2011

UNIT - IV

RESUME WRITING

A “RESUME” is a self-professional document; basically it helps you to sell for a company. It consists of information about the performance and accomplishments of the candidate. It’s important to be truthful, unambiguous and concise. The manner you present your resume effectively demonstrate your ability of communication. A well presented resume also indicated your professionalism. It provides personal and career history regarding the candidate.

Structure & Presentation:

A Resume is your calling card to your future employers and a summary of what you can do for their companies, when deciding on the structure of your resume, first determine your strengths and then organize your resume with headings that highlight these strengths. A resume begins with your name and address and telephone number message or cell No and your e- mail address.

Notice that you should always put your name in bold letters, qualifications can list good personal qualities that employers would appreciate and can also include specific accomplishments. Professional experience includes the job you have worked education as a resume section needs to include your college and what your degree you earned and appear at the achieved that can impress your future employer should go here.

Presentation should be very professional look feel, good visual appeal, white space for reliability.

¥ Page length

:

1-2 pages.

¥ Font size

:

1-12 points.

¥ Font styles

:

Bold, Italics, and Capitalization to highlight key areas.

¥ Paper colour :

¥ Writing

¥ Proof read and spell check

¥ Place your name and a page No on the top of all subsequent pages of your ‘Resume

White, light gray.

:

style

Always write in first person number-I.

Avoid:

¥

Errors

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¥ Fancy e-Mail id

¥ Scattered Information.

¥ Over writing

¥ No current information

¥ Don’t share the resume with title Resume.

¥ Resume without a covering letter.

¥ Wrong Resume for a position

Planning:

When you are writing your resume, it is important. To keep in mind the purpose of the resume. The resume is meant to spark interest in you as a candidate in order to make your resume pleasant and easy to read, you will want to follow some resume format guidelines keep your objective focused and precise, ensure that the rest of your resume supports your objective.

Strengths and Skills- Set:

Acknowledging and dedicating yourself to your natural talents is the path to excellence, success and efforts abundance. Focus on your strengths. Skills are things you are good at such as organizing people or events. You have hundreds of skills that could be highlighted in your

resume to attract the attention of a number of employers from a variety of sectors.

Summary:

Tips for Developing Summary

Focus on functional strengths such as years of experience, knowledge of key technologies or any other items that are directly related to your experience or training.

Don’t be afraid to mention any major certifications, training, I T skills or education in the summary. The summary in your resume should tell who you are in a single paragraph the summary will inform the head hunter what you can do for the company.

Cover letter:

Covering letters do three things. Introduce you and say why you are writing Explain how

specific

your education and experience fit this employer’s

work that the employer does and your reasons for being interested in that work.

need

Another topic to cover is the

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Formats and style:

There are five types of formats, they are:

Targeted Resume:

A Targeted resume is used to focus your resume towards a specific career objective,

performed in a specific industry, and for a specific company. The content of a targeted resume is written to highlight the skills, qualifications, and experience that match the requirements of your job target.

Inventory Resume:

If you have only a general objective and don’t want to limit yourself to a specific job

title , an inventory Resume may be your best choice, likewise, if you want to be able to use

the same resume to apply to a number of companies, you should write an inventory Resume. This type of resume is designed to highlight your skills, qualifications, and

achievement in a more general manner.

Chronological Resume:

The chronological Resume is designed to highlight progressive career growth and advancement. It is easy to read and scanner for employment history. In a chronological Resume you have to list your job experience in date order, starting with the most recent first.

The sections of chronological Resume are:

Personal Details Name, Phone, Email address postal address.

Personal Profile It defines your career objective three lines should enough for this.

Career & Related Accomplishments A synopsis (summary) of your resume, it is important to use thus section to mention your achievements and stress your value to the company.

Education details

If you have work experience, place this section just below it. If you are just out of

school or university and have no work experience, place this section first in your chronological Resume.

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Functional Resume:

The functional resume highlights key skills, accomplishments, and qualification at

the top of the resume. Your employment history is de- emphasized by placing it toward the bottom of your resume and by documenting a simple listing rather than details of each position. In this way functional resume firmly places the focus on what you have done. A functional resume category is based on:

Personal details

Career objectives

Professional experience

Work experience

Education

Awards

The Combination Resume :

The combination resume combines the benefits of both the combination Resume & functional resume the combination resume or format is well accepted by hiring authorities and you should consider using it when ………

You have steady and progressive employment history.

You are applying for a position for which the chronological resume is expected but you also want to highlight qualification from earlier positions

You are writing Targeted Resume and need an effective way to match your skills to the job requirements

The combination resume is so called as it combines the features of both a functional & chronological resume.

The main headings are

Summary

Skills

Experience

Work history

Education

Experts Advice Tips

other headings can include Career objectives Memberships Honours Certifications

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Spell check and Reality check:

Before you submit your resume, make sure you give it a spell check after you spell check it have someone else give it a quick reality check to make sure that the spell checker didn’t miss anything and to make sure that you didn’t make a mistake that your computer can’t catch.

Not too long, But not too short

Go into enough details to give an accurate view of your skills, but not so long that the reader falls asleep.

Formatting counts

Have two versions of your resume available, one to be viewed online and one to be handed out at in- person interviews and job fairs.

Key words are key

When an employer searches a data-base, they use keywords include relevant keywords in your resume, because this is how you will be found.

Include the Basics

Basics like objective education, experience, technology summary are should be included.

Resume preparation Do’s & Don’ts:- Do’s

Do consider a bulleted styled to make your resume as reader-friendly as possible,

Do consider a resume design that doesn’t look like everyone else’s

Do include as much contact information as possible

Do give a sharp focus as possible (a glance)

Do consider a section such as summary of qualifications, which can also help sharpen your focus

Do list your job information in order

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Do avoid the verb; work because it’s a weak verb. Everyone works be more specific.

Do , however, list sports if you are a college student or new grade

Do proof read carefully.

Don’ts

Don’t go beyond two pages with your resume.

Don’t ever lie on your resume

Don’t use personal pronouns (I, My, Me) in resume.

Don’t leave out the locations of your past jobs (city & state)

Don’t use expressions like ‘Duties included’ “ Responsibilities included” or “Responsible for”

Don’t list too many expressions on your resume.

Don’t include on your resume on salary information, the title “Resume ”

Don’t include hobbies.