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Writing Effective Resumes
SURESH SRINIVASAN
MyBskool.com
suresh@mybskool.com
09962959381
Writing Effective Resumes – Secrets
Exposed
Writing Effective Resumes
Writing Effective Resumes
Writing Effective Resumes
Writing Effective Resumes
Writing Effective Resumes
Writing An Effective Resume
 What

information should be in a
resume?

 Characteristics

of a successful resume.

 Func...
What Information Should
Be In A Resume?
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Identify Yourself
Education
Continuing Education
Work or Professi...
Characteristics Of A
Successful Resume
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Focuses on skills. Uses action words to define the
responsibilities of your job-...
Characteristics Of A
Successful Resume
 Language
 Spelling
 Formal

is grammatically correct.

has been checked.

Style
Resume Faux Pax
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Typos and Grammar Slips
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“Great attention to detail.”

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“Proven ability to track down and correct e...
Characteristics Of A
Successful Resume
 Must

always be 100% truthful.

 Contains

no inappropriate personal information...
Functional Resumes
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Doesn’t go in chronological order.
Based upon competencies or skills.
Used for career changer...
Scannable Resume
 Watch

bullet points (don’t always scan).
 How about a dash - ?
 Use labels or keywords.
 Less is mo...
Basic Checklist
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No spelling or grammar errors.

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Neat, clean, and professional looking.

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Length should be 1-2 page...
Basic Checklist
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Important titles should be emphasized. Experiment
with fonts & styles; bold, italic, and underlines. No...
Basic Checklist
 Bullet

points when possible for
accomplishments.

 Quantify
 Format

your results whenever you can.

...
Resume Writing - Competencies
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Describe and illustrate
core competencies

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Know the agency’s list
of competencies

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...
Side by Side Comparison
Job Announcement

Your Resume

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Read the “Entire” job notice

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Cross reference your skills

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...
The next 30 Seconds
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If you met the boss in the elevator…
what will they remember about you in
30 seconds?

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Brevity s...
Your Work Experience – Draft 1
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Experience is your “MAIN
INGREDIENT” …make it appetizing

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A first draft should be a “...
Writing Accomplishments
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Specific, measureable, and realistic…

S.M.A.R.T. Goal Principle
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Accomplishments accentuate ...
Ten Ingredients to a Better Resume
1)

Follow the “Resume Recipe” Rule

2)

Use a bulleted style to make your resume “read...
Resources and References
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Resume tips: http://www.jobstar.org
USAJobs: http://www.usajobs.com
Resume T...
We Can Help!

QUESTIONS
THANKS
 SURESH

SRINIVASAN
 suresh@mybskool.com
 09962959381
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  1. 1. Writing Effective Resumes SURESH SRINIVASAN MyBskool.com suresh@mybskool.com 09962959381
  2. 2. Writing Effective Resumes – Secrets Exposed
  3. 3. Writing Effective Resumes
  4. 4. Writing Effective Resumes
  5. 5. Writing Effective Resumes
  6. 6. Writing Effective Resumes
  7. 7. Writing Effective Resumes
  8. 8. Writing An Effective Resume  What information should be in a resume?  Characteristics of a successful resume.  Functional or Chronological.  Scannable resume.
  9. 9. What Information Should Be In A Resume?         Identify Yourself Education Continuing Education Work or Professional Experience Volunteer Experience Activities Computer Skills Professional Associations Optional Sections  Objective  Special Skills and Abilities  Reference Statement
  10. 10. Characteristics Of A Successful Resume  Focuses on skills. Uses action words to define the responsibilities of your job-related experience.  Easy to read and understand.  Visually powerful and free of gimmicks.  One page, or at most 2 pages long.
  11. 11. Characteristics Of A Successful Resume  Language  Spelling  Formal is grammatically correct. has been checked. Style
  12. 12. Resume Faux Pax  Typos and Grammar Slips  “Great attention to detail.”  “Proven ability to track down and correct erors.”  “Am a perfectionist and rarely if ever forget etails.”  Accomplishments: Completed 11 years of high school.”  Don’t use “I” or “me”
  13. 13. Characteristics Of A Successful Resume  Must always be 100% truthful.  Contains no inappropriate personal information.  Produced  Data on a computer. presented in chronological order (unless functional).
  14. 14. Functional Resumes     Doesn’t go in chronological order. Based upon competencies or skills. Used for career changers or those with unconventional work histories (or executives).  Might say “Sales Experience” then list it.  Typically brief with a simple list of positions held, etc.  De-emphasizes importance of specific jobs. Drawbacks to this system (not as popular).
  15. 15. Scannable Resume  Watch bullet points (don’t always scan).  How about a dash - ?  Use labels or keywords.  Less is more.  Keep the design simple.  Minimize use of abbreviations.
  16. 16. Basic Checklist  No spelling or grammar errors.  Neat, clean, and professional looking.  Length should be 1-2 pages.  Margins at sides and bottom.  Layout makes reading easy. Use of white space is effective.
  17. 17. Basic Checklist  Important titles should be emphasized. Experiment with fonts & styles; bold, italic, and underlines. No more than 2 or 3 different sizes.  Information is logically recorded.  Use Action Verbs for accomplishments & results.
  18. 18. Basic Checklist  Bullet points when possible for accomplishments.  Quantify  Format your results whenever you can. - chronological
  19. 19. Resume Writing - Competencies  Describe and illustrate core competencies  Know the agency’s list of competencies  Use titles or headings that match the job  Highlight all transferrable skill sets
  20. 20. Side by Side Comparison Job Announcement Your Resume  Read the “Entire” job notice  Cross reference your skills  Review questionnaires or screening surveys  Consider other experiences … outside of work  Recognize “KEY” words and competencies  List major accomplishments … not just job duties  Identify the job qualifications  “Tailor” your resume to match  Consider any “Implied” characteristics  “Quantify” results and use numbers often
  21. 21. The next 30 Seconds  If you met the boss in the elevator… what will they remember about you in 30 seconds?  Brevity should be the focus… be concise and succinct  Pay attention to “KEY” words and filter your resume like a book editor  The next job depends on 30 seconds …make a good first impression!
  22. 22. Your Work Experience – Draft 1  Experience is your “MAIN INGREDIENT” …make it appetizing  A first draft should be a “LIFE STORY”  Write it out first, REFLECT ON IT LATER  Organize your thoughts… a “UNIQUE” picture of capabilities  Plan on multiple drafts… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!  Quantify results as often as possible (How MANY, How BIG or How MUCH) MUCH
  23. 23. Writing Accomplishments  Specific, measureable, and realistic… S.M.A.R.T. Goal Principle  Accomplishments accentuate job skills and demonstrate qualifications  Set yourself apart from the others… describe job challenges and show your successes  Use numbers to highlight actions  Think in terms of “Saving time”… “Saving Money”… “Making Money”… or “Meeting Goals”
  24. 24. Ten Ingredients to a Better Resume 1) Follow the “Resume Recipe” Rule 2) Use a bulleted style to make your resume “reader-friendly” 3) Match your resume to the job opportunity 4) Use strong, action verbs to describe your experiences 5) List most recent/relevant experience first, in order of priority 6) Make sure there are NO spelling or grammar errors 7) Know the mission of the organization(s) for which you apply 8) Revise it regularly … you are acquiring new skills everyday 9) Be neat, concise, and remember to check verb tenses 10) Let someone else read it…get constructive feedback
  25. 25. Resources and References           Resume tips: http://www.jobstar.org USAJobs: http://www.usajobs.com Resume Tutor: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/ecep/resume Resume writing for Federal employment: http://www.resume-place.com Office of Personnel Management: http://www.opm.gov Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://stats.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm America’s InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org/acinet e-Resume Writing: http://www.ersumewriting.com Master Resume Writer’s Secrets Revealed: http://www.liglobal.com/b_c/career/res.shtml Quintessential Careers: http://www.quintcareers.com/printable/improving_resume.html
  26. 26. We Can Help! QUESTIONS THANKS  SURESH SRINIVASAN  suresh@mybskool.com  09962959381

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