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Resumes

As you may be aware, many employers ask for you to either e-mail or fax your resume to them.  Below you will find some tips for putting together your resume.  You may also view sample resumes.  In addition, you can create a resume with a word document.  Just follow these easy steps. 

  • Click on “File” on the Word toolbar.

  • Click on “New”

  • Click on “Other Documents”

  • Double Click “Resume Wizards” 

The Resume Wizard also helps you create a cover letter and send the resume and cover letter to a prospective employer by e-mail or fax.

What is a Resume?

A resume is a compilation of your education, skills, experiences, and accomplishments.  It can be the single most important factor in getting your foot in the door and on your way to landing the perfect position. 

Resume Tips

Tip 1: Provide Contact Information

  • Remember to include your name, home address, telephone number and e-mail address at the top of your resume. 

Tip 2:  Market yourself

  • One of your most important self-marketing tools is your resume.

  • Your resume acts like a brochure to promote yourself and explain why you are the best candidate for the job.

  • Use your resume to emphasize your experiences and skills.

  • Your resume is an extension of yourself.  It will enable the potential employer to get an idea of who you are and if you are the right person for the job.

  • Your resume should to be a professional, well-organized, clear, and concise way to showcase your experiences and accomplishments for potential employment. 

Tip 3:  Keep it brief and concise

  • One page is preferred, although two pages are acceptable if you have extensive, relevant work experience to describe.

  • Never print on the backside of a page.

  • Emphasize specific skills and achievements when describing your previous work responsibilities without being too wordy.  Employers want to see what you have done and what you can do without a lot of “fluff”. 

Tip 4:  Send a cover letter

  • A cover letter serves as an introduction to potential employers and tells them why you are sending your resume.

  • Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in the job and highlight that you are:  self-confident, willing to take the initiative and are motivated, flexible, a team player, and are multi-task oriented. 

Tip 5:  Check and recheck your resume before sending it out

  • No sloppy resumes allowed!  A poorly constructed resume suggests to an employer that the quality of your work might be the same way.

  • Make sure your resume looks like you have put a lot of thought into writing it.

  • Check your resume for proper grammar and correct spelling.

  • Choose one or two fonts at most, and avoid underlined, boldfaced and italicized text.

  • Your resume should be neat, clean, and easy to read.

  • Only after all of this preparation will your resume be capable of separating you from the masses and attracting the attention of employers.

Musts for Resumes

Follow this checklist to be sure your resume is ready to go: 

  • Did you read over your resume for spelling errors?  You may want to have someone else proof your resume as well. 

  • Did you use a clear, professional font that is easy to read (i.e. Times New Roman, size 12)? 

  • Is all the information (phone numbers, names, references) accurate? 

  • Did you correctly punctuate dates, names with formal titles, etc? 

  • Are your margins correct (1” on the top and bottom, 1.25” on the sides)? 

  • Did you tell the truth?  Do not falsify information. 

  • Did you print your resume on a high quality printer so your resume looks crisp? 

  • Is your resume up to date? 

  • Did you save your resume so that in the future you can update it?

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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