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How to Write A Resume

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Corin Muller

on 8 September 2011

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Transcript of How to Write A Resume

Appearance/Format Heading Objective Education Experience Involvement/Activities/Skills Grammer/Spelling Utilize bold, italics, capitalization,
and spacing to produce a visually
attractive document font style and size is appropriate and easy to read arrange sections so that
most important information is listed first length of resume is appropriate given your experience consistently utilize reverse chronological order 2011 2009 2004 2013 put your name at the top of your resume so that it is prominent (BOLD, larger font) include phone, mailing address and email address seniors- provide a non-Appalachian email address Reflect industry, job title and skills you offer employer (not what you want employer to do for you) "To get a job and pay my bills." "Looking for a full-time position with minimal time commitment." "Looking for a full-time position with minimal time commitment." support statement of skills
later in the resume Include for every degree earned:
name of college
projected date of completion
major(s) and minor GPA if it is 3.0 or higher only listed to one decimal place How to Write A Resume Revelant course work only 3000 level
courses and above only on internship
resumes honors and awards
should include
academic and leadership
awards which demonstrate
academic excellence appropriately separate
Relevant and Additional Experience sections provide complete information for each entry
location (city, state)
dates (month and year)
position title use action verbs to
describe responsibilites, skills and accomplishments provide skills and accomplishments using quantifying information when appropriate include leadership positions
and membership in clubs,
organizations and/or athletics include additional
foreign languages
and proficiency conversational competent proficient do not include
high school
awards utilize appropriate verb tense throughout resume
present tense for present jobs
past tense for past experiences avoid personal pronouns and complete sentences utilize capitalization/punctuation consistently acronyms are clearly defined "My goal is to be a meteorologist. But since I have no training in meteorology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage." "While I've never quite gotten a degree, I am quite close to several." “Hope to hear from you, shorty.” “Dear Sir or Madman,” “I am a perfectionist and
rarely if if ever forget details.” “I have a known track record and excellent experience with accurancy and fixing erors" include
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