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Resume Writing

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Resume Writing
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What is the Purpose of a Resume?
A resume is your opportunity to tell employers about your skills, abilities, experience, and education, as well as a chance to show that you belong in that job.
All Resumes Answer These Four Questions
Who Am I? Your Contact Information
The Objective
Tell the Employer exactly what you are looking for!
One Page Resume
12 pt. Font; Arial, Calibri, Times New Roman
I am PERFECT for this JOB!!
What do you want? The Objective
What have you done? Experience, Qualifications, Accomplishments
What do I know? Your Education
Contact Information
Street Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone Number (Home and/or Cell)
Email Address (Optional)
Have an appropriate voicemail message and appropriate email address,
, sexyThang98@yahoo.com
John J. Smith
500 West St.
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 222 - 1111
To obtain a position as an Office Assistant
Seeking a part-time position as a Sellebrity
Summary of Qualifications
List 4-6 lines of key points that show you are qualified for the job and/or a good candidate for the position
Six months experience in the customer-service related work
Enrolled in Business High School program with emphasis on Marketing
Bilingual, Bi Literate, in English and Spanish
Reliable, honest, and hard working
High School, city, and state
Expected graduation date or year enrolled in school
List classes/coursework you have taken or are now enrolled in: Honors, AP, Multimedia, Arts, Automotive, Drafting, Photography, Agriculture, Computer Science, Languages, etc.
List any college courses taken, mention your GPA if it is 3.0 or higher
Education Example
Dixon High School, Dixon, CA
Currently a Junior, GPA 3.2
Dixon High School, Dixon, CA
will graduate June, 2014
Work Exp
Paid work experience
Unpaid work experience:
Volunteer work
Community service
Teachers' Assistant
Work Experience Example
9/2012 - Present
Teacher's Assistant
Dixon High School, Dixon, CA

Grade student paperwork
Perform errands on campus
Answer phones
Operate photocopy machine
File paperwork and folder
Soft Skills
Hard Skills
Conflict Management
Tool Use
Strength & Fitness
Text Use
Transferable Skills
Work, School, Home
Leadership: Lead or started teams or groups
Apprenticeships or Internships
Certificates or Licenses
Name should be 14 or 16 pt. font
Bold your name and headings
No graphics, pictures, or borders
Don't use personal pronouns (I, me, my)
Don't use 'etc.'
Avoid using templates, if possible
Don't abbreviate (except CA and AP)
Don't list References on resume
Be consistent with tenses (past/present)
Be careful using acronyms
Save paper copy & computer/USB drive
Update regularly
Remember, there is no "right or correct" format!
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