Marketing Your Skills for a Successful Career
1. Common resume formats
2. Elements of a resume:
a) Career objective
A good resume is a marketing tool that helps you land a job interview. The resume documents, in a concise way, your education, experience, and accomplishments. But it does more than that: it focuses on your positive attributes and how they potentially satisfy an employer’s or program’s needs. Resumes should be brief-usually one or two typewritten pages-and formatted in a way that makes it easy for potential employers to pick out key facts. Although your resume should reflect your individuality, there are three basic formats that are considered norms. The first-chronological resume( can you guess, what are characteristics of this kind of resume, judging by its title?)- presents education and experience in reverse chronological order, with the most recent experience appearing first. Do you know anything about skill’s or functional resume? It is organized by skills acquired through education and experience. The resume’s focus is what the applicant prepared to, rather than what has been accomplished in the past. And the last type is a combination resume. I think, you can guess about its main characteristic by its title, can’t you? This approach incorporates the best of both the functional and chronological formats. It includes both a description of positions you’ve held and a summary of skills you’ve acquired. Although all three resume formats acceptable, it’s a good idea to select the type that is most commonly used within your specific profession. Begin your resume with contact information such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. You shouldn’t put the term “resume” at the top. Instead use your name as a title. A statement about your career objective is considered optional. When written properly, it can create a positive impression about your ability to...
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