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How to Write a Resume

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Karissa Perez

on 3 December 2014

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Transcript of How to Write a Resume

don't Sell yourself short!
Ask yourself...
What have I learned?
What were my major responsibilities?
What did I accomplish?
A Reflection of...
format
Chronological
: Your most recent position listed first.
Design
Size:
8 1/2 x 11 inch
white paper,
black Ink
Length:
1 Page
(generally)
Font Type:
Times New Roman
, Arial, Helvetica
Font Size:
10-14 point
Margins:
.05-1 inch
what is Your resume?
Self-Marketing Tool
Resume
chronological Resume Structure
Contact Information
Objective (optional)
Education
Experience
Other Activities
How to write A
"Snapshot"
Summary
Professional Image
First Impression
Opportunity
remember to Be...
Clear
Consistent
Proofread, Proofread, & Proofread!
Take Ownership
Transferable Skills and Experiences
Make an impact
Use Action Verbs
No Personal Pronouns
Past/Present Tense
Be Honest
Be Specific
Straight to the Point
VS.
"I gave trainings and presentations"
"Delivered presentation on summer research project to faculty and staff"
You
Functional
: Your skills grouped by category.

Combination
: Blend of Chronological & Functional.
Organized
References
Career Center: Cal Poly Pomona Career Guide (2014).
How to Write a Resume
. Retrieved from http://www.csupomona.edu/~career/documents/career_guide_8_2014.pdf

Career Development Office Resource Guide (n.d.).
How to: Write a Resume.
Retrieved from http://www.apu.edu/live_data/files/157/resume_guidelines.pdf

The Office of Career Services Presents: Professional Survival Guide for Resumes (2013).
Cover Letter and References
. Retrieved from http://www.pomona.edu/administration/career-development/files/Resume-Job-Search-Guide.pdf
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