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Resumes & Cover Letters
Transcript of Resumes & Cover Letters
Resumes That Employers Want
do you face when preparing a Resume?
Identify skills relevant to job objective
Create skill statements with action
Describe resume features
Determine which type
Combination) resume types
works best for you
Develop a Highlight or
Professionals are busy!
Ensure you include those
described in the posting or job description
Many employers have scanning software systems which read your resume before a human does
will ensure your scannable resume ends up in the right hands
2 Types of Skills:
Match your Resume to the
Job Description for Job Posting
MAKE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS STAND OUT!
Will be used in more than one industry or field
Trainer Problem-solver Presenter Organized
Include personal qualities/attributes
Warm approachable communication style builds customer rapport and loyalty
Resumes Show Skills!
What are your skills?
A learned ability
Often developed through specialized training or education
DIGITAL RESUME ALTERNATIVES
- Allows many personal choices around color, sections, formatting.
- Has a resume feature called 'prezume'.
- Has a combination style resume builder.
Microsoft Office Online has numerous resume templates.
Write your own Skill Statements
using the Skill Statement formula
(Action + Result)
TYPES OF RESUMES
Work history with jobs listed chronologically from most recent experience
Tasks relevant to each job listed below each job
Work categorized by function or role:
Administrative, Managerial, Technical, Carpentry, Financial, Customer Service
Work tasks listed under each Functional Heading
Work Experience listed by job title and employer, without work tasks listed
Functional skill headings with work tasks listed under each relevant heading
Work experience listed chronologically
Significant achievements listed under work experience
Highlights Qualification/ Profile
Top 6 – 8 qualifications relevant to job
Hard Skills: Work Experience, Education, Specializations, Technical Skills, Achievements
Soft Skills: Character qualities/Attributes
Create Your Own Highlight
or Profile Section
To write good skills statements think about:
'What problem does the skill solve
for the employer?'
Hard Skills have descriptions that speak to
Hired and trained food service crews of up to 20 people to meet fine dining standards and practice.
Here is a link to assist you:
You know your industry best!
What sections does your
employer want to see?
Screening section - is a summary/
highlight of your skills
Skills section - are the details of
your summary statements
Employment History - documents
when and where you developed
Education, Training & Certifications
- foundation for your skills
Personal or Professional Profile -
is a description of your work style
Education, Training & Certifications
Personal or Professional Profile
This can precede the Screening section, follow the Skills section or be the last section of your resume, it can be what works best for your industry.
This is your Personal Style or the snapshot of your personality at work. It can include your theoretical approach to your work, your motivation for this occupation.
It's usually only 3 or 4 sentences; it's meant to show your