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Resumes & Cover Letters

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Marina Staciarini Arnaud

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Transcript of Resumes & Cover Letters

Profile
Education
Skills
Experience
References
.
.
Workshop Objectives
Resumes
Resumes That Employers Want
What challenges
do you face when preparing a Resume?

Identify skills relevant to job objective

Create skill statements with action
and results

Describe resume features
and design

Determine which type
(Chronological/Functional/
Combination) resume types
works best for you

Develop a Highlight or
Profile section

Human Resources
Professionals are busy!
Ensure you include those
skills
and
qualifications
described in the posting or job description

Many employers have scanning software systems which read your resume before a human does

Including
Key Words
will ensure your scannable resume ends up in the right hands

2 Types of Skills:

Transferable Skills
Hard Skills

Transferable 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
Knowledge
+
Experience

Hard Skills
Occupation specific

Often developed through specialized training or education

Power Point
AutoCad
ForkLift Operation
Blood Transfusions

DIGITAL RESUME ALTERNATIVES
https://sumry.in/
- Allows many personal choices around color, sections, formatting.

https://prezi.com
- Has a resume feature called 'prezume'.

http://www.livecareer.com
- 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)

3 CLASSIC
TYPES OF RESUMES
1. Chronological

2. Functional

3. Combination

CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME
Work history with jobs listed chronologically from most recent experience

Tasks relevant to each job listed below each job

Functional Resume
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

Combination Resume
Functional skill headings with work tasks listed under each relevant heading

Work experience listed chronologically

Significant achievements listed under work experience

SCREENING SECTION
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
quality
or
quantity
.

Example:

Hired and trained food service crews of up to 20 people to meet fine dining standards and practice.


Hard Skills
Here is a link to assist you:

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/keywords/fl/list-of-keywords-for-resumes.htm
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
your skills

Education, Training & Certifications
- foundation for your skills

Personal or Professional Profile -
is a description of your work style
Work History
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
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