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Transcript of Resume Building
Past tense, month/year, 10 years, ALL WORK, reverse chronological
Readable, Relevant, and Interesting
High Honors, Collegiate Activities, Coursework, Projects
Things that will send your resume to the
"The Vomit Draft"
6 Seconds..... GO!!!
The top 2/3 of the page -->
The Skills Sections
Lists all your relevant skills for the position in which you are applying for...
The Master Resume
"Resume: a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have."
1. Getting Personal
It is NOT necessary to include your:
DATE OF BIRTH
"88% is the job rejection rate if you include a photo on your application. Some employers will dismiss resumes with a photo to avoid accusation of discrimination."
2. Spelling Errors and Poor Grammar
According to the Recruitment and Employment Commissions:
of all resume received contain spelling or grammatical errors
year olds are the most likely culprits
In this age group graduates are
as likely to make mistakes.
Reading your resume in print rather than on screen can you help identify mistakes
It is ALWAYS a good idea to ask a friend or family member to check through your work
Dear Sir or Madman,
I'm attacking my resume for you to review.
Hope to here from you shorty.
3. Adding Irrelevant Work Experience
Your resume should show the employer as quickly as possible in __ _______ that you match their requirements for the position. Cut out any irrelevant information which will dilute the key message.
If information about irrelevant work experience is needed to fill gaps in your resume, limit details to a minimum.
Read the job description carefully and decide what information is actually relevant to the role.
Write down a list of keywords or phrases to help you find the KEYWORDS.
The average job search lasts
but is longer for candidates without a strong resume
4. Showing Off Hobbies and Oddities
5. Being Negative
6. Putting the Cart before the Horse
7. Bending the Truth
8. Information Overload
9. Getting a Little too Creative
"I love collecting Barbie Dolls!"
For the most part, employers do not need OR want to know what you do in your spare time.
(be careful with your social media posts)
your "fun" contact email address, while expressing your personality, may cost you a potential interview
An exception is if you have a
hobby that relates to the role
It's important to use positive language on your Resume.
Replace negative phrases with positive ones.
A VALUABLE LESSON
Of recruiters would reject candidates who made negative comments on social media
AVOID WORDS SUCH AS:
Prospective employers will not need references until much later in the recruitment process, so there is no need to include them on your resume
This states the obvious therefore it's not necessary to include.
Remove this and you are left with more space on your resume to dazzle the reader with your excellent skills and experience
Career Portfolio Available Upon Request
The average time recruiters spend looking at a resume
Conflicting theories and layouts
Resumes will be YOUR resume!
Based on Skills, Work History, & Education
Listing ALL of Your Information
Where have you worked?
What type of training have you completed?
What are your skills?
Look At It
Do not know where to start?
1. Look at Job Openings in your field.
What are the keywords?
2. Look at competitors.
Go to Google Images and type: RN resumes, Medical Assisting resumes, Dental Assisting resumes, etc.
3. Go to my personal bible.
Monica M. Allison
15258 State Route 170
East Liverpool, OH 43920
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 330.385.1070
RELEVANT WORK HISTORY
ADDITIONAL WORK HISTORY
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATES
AWARDS, VOLUNTEER, COMMUNITY, INTERESTS
If you have a lot of skills make categories:
The WORST Resume Terms
1. Best of Breed
3. Think Outside the Box
5. Go-To Person
7. Team Player
8. Hard Worker
9. Strategic Thinker
The BEST Resume Terms
10. Under Budget
Find Me On
Want to try something new?
...and stand out among all the other applicants?
Summary of Qualifications
is a list of 6 bullet points (average) displaying a range of your most impressive achievements. It is placed at the top of the resume, in place of the Career Objective.
Highly skilled in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, coordinating, and managing patient care in keeping with facility and hospital standards.
In-Depth knowledge of communicating and collaborating with patients, family members, physicians and other health care professionals in achieving quality in patient care.
Thorough understanding of assessing patients to recognize suitable nursing interventions.
Solid track record of providing exceptional patient care.
Able to handle emergency situations in a opportune and safe manner.
Well-versed in administering medications and treatments prescribed by a physician.
Hands-on experience in handling diagnostic and imaging equipment.
Able to respond to the requirements of the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and elderly patient, family members, and visitors.
Working knowledge of healthcare software including Electronic Health Record (EHR).
Extremely proficient in entering, accessing, and retrieving patient data, and creating customized reports.
This section will NEVER be the same you will tailor your skills for each job you apply for....
HIPAA and Medical Ethics
Medical Record Keeping
Sterilization and Disinfection
Impressions, Molds, Trimming
ICD and CPT Coding
Microsoft Office Suite
Accounts Payable and Receivable
15258 State Route 170
East Liverpool, OH 43920
Bachelor's Degree, Cum Laude
Ohio Valley College of Technology
Career Management Director
Achieved the overall placement rate goal for graduating students for current statistical year
Instructed a Career Preparation course to provide training assistance on professional document origination, interview training, social media professionalism, and job seeking.
Utilized social media to provide news and information to students and to show a professional role model for social media usage.
Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative
Nov. 2013 - Present
Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2013
Career Pathways Coach
Promoted career pathways in the manufacturing industry for the Oh-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness grant: 3 year and $6 million federal grant from Department of Labor.
Implemented and planned grant programs and projects
Instructed monthly workshops at local workforce centers, incorporated current technology, and administered WorkKeys credential.
Additional Work Experience
If you have a lot of work experience or past employment that is irrelevant to the position you are applying for then
your past work experience.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
National Park Service
North Canton Heritage Society
National First Ladies' Historic Site
Summer Educator (Contract)
May 2012 - Aug. 2014
Museum Studies Intern
Youth Program Developer
Museum Studies Intern
Jan. 2012 - April 2012
May 2011 - Sept. 2011
Jan. 2011 - April 2011
May 2010 - August 2010
On that note.....
Use as many facts, figures, and numbers as you can in your bullet points.
How many people were impacted by your work?
By what percentage did you exceed your goals?
Were you employee of the month?
Did your company receive any recognitions?
If you get stuck trying to find keywords on job descriptions or want to find the keywords on your resume.....
BA, History and Museum Studies
Walsh University, April 2012
Phi Alpha Theta Honors
Oral History Projects: Hoover Company employees, Vietnam Veterans, Molly "TB" Hospital
History Methodology Paper:
From a First Lady's Perspective: Lucretia Garfield
Museum Studies Senior Seminar Paper:
Controversies in Museum Exhibits
Sacred Spaces: a divided world
Museum Studies Capstone: Proposal for an educational program utilizing permanent exhibits at MassMus for special needs students
Grant Proposal and Applications
Global Career Development Facilitator
Career Development Facilitator
Your OVCT Education
Associates Degree in Applied Business
Major: MA, MOA, DA, BA, RN
Ohio Valley College of Technology,
Certification(s) / Licenses:
Certified Medical Assistant
Nationally Registered Dental Assistant
Nationally Registered Certified Coding Specialist
Microsoft Office Specialist (QuickBooks)
First Aid, CPR, AED Certified
Dental Assistant Radiographer (Ohio/PA)
(3.5 or higher)
Collegiate Activities, Awards, Projects
Awards, Volunteer, Community, Interests
Do include awards/accolades, community work, volunteer activities, and interest you have completed or received
keep this section
RELEVANT TO THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR!
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES???
Example: Earned "Gold Award" for having the company's top sales
Fundraiser Projects (Student Government)
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Give a Kid a Smile Day
Community & Professional Services
Columbiana County 4-H
Adviser Outlaws-w-Attitude 4-H Club
Museum Education Roundtable
Ohio Regional Phi Alpha Theta
Member and Accepted Speaker
National First Ladies' Library
Stark Parks Exploration Gateway
Ohio Local History Alliance
Ohio Museum Association
Everyone adds a little sparkle to their resume, but avoid the temptation to go
- it is likely you will be found out if you do get the job
According to the Society for
Human Resource Management
of organizations reported conduct
some form of background check
on every employee
Have you ever lied on your resume?
9.5% Yes, several times
4.1% Yes, once
12.9% No, but I'd consider it
73.5% No, never
Show off your communication skills by slimming it down
1 x A4
2 x A4
3+ x A4
OF APPLICANTS GET AN INTERVIEW
a lengthy resume gives the impression that you are unable to distinguish important information from the irrelevant.
CONCENTRATE ON THE RELEVANT DETAILS
At graduate level, a relevant one-page resume is PERFECT
A two-page resume is standard for experienced professionals
Resumes with three or more pages are likely to put off employers.
Underlined, bold, and italic text sparingly
Aligned headings and a structured layout
A simple classic font: Georgia or Helvetica
Hand write your Resume
Use clip art
I am an innovative, detail-orientated problem solver who thinks outside the box.
10. Using Woolly Language and Jargon
meaningless jargon, cliches and vague wording must be avoided when writing your resume and Cover Letter
of employers say they regularly see jargon or acronyms
of employers say they are regularly irritated by resume jargon
agree men use more jargon on their resumes
Instead, use examples with facts and figures to show you are the perfect candidate!
Putting your resume to use!
--> cover letter, resume, references (resume paper) in legal envelope
--> as a PDF and Word doc.
--> fax cover sheet, cover letter, resume, and references
--> ask for hiring/office manager ELEVATOR PITCH! (ask for business card)
MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE MAIL IS SET UP ON YOUR CELL.
IT SHOULD BE PROFESSIONAL WITH NO MUSIC
ANSWER ALL CALLS PROFESSIONALLY
"10 Things that Spell Disaster for Your Resume" by Sarah Chang,
The Muse (April 30, 2014) Career Savy Infographic
How many errors do you see?
Ditch Objectives and References upon request.
No first person!
No TyPoS! Have multiple people look it over.
Remove your email's hyperlink
Save Resume - Monica Allison Resume
Keep your job descriptions from every job even ones at McDonalds!
Have a list saved on your computer (USB) with all information that was/was not included on your resume.
bullet points tailored for different applications
special projects (portfolio)
volunteer experience (pictures)
community involvement/organizations (certificates)
IN THE END THIS WILL BE