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  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

    WHAT IS A RÉSUMÉ?

    A short document that states relevant

    information regarding your education, skills,

    experiences, accomplishments, and job

    related interests.

    It is used to market yourself to employers,

    telling what skills you can bring to a

    particular company or organization so you

    will be considered for a job.

    Résumé Coaching Notes: Use #1 to take notes

  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

    WHAT DOES A

    RÉSUMÉ LOOK LIKE?

    Sections of a high school

    student’s résumé:

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    EDUCATION

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    INTERESTS

    SKILLS

    See résumé handout on page 5.

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION?

    Résumé Coaching Workshop

    • Make your name stand out (font size

    20-30)

    • Use a local and reliable address

    • If using your cell phone number

    • make sure you have a professional

    voice message greeting

    • Use an appropriate email address

    (NOT [email protected])

    • Use font size 10-12 for the rest of

    your résumé

    Résumé Coaching Notes: Take notes under #2, complete #3 after

    presenter has finished slide

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

    WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR EDUCATION?

    • List the complete name of the high school you are attending

    – you may include any other high schools you have attended previously as well

    • Include the year you will graduate

    • Only include your GPA if it is above a 3.0

    • Include any coursework that will help you stand out and relates to

    the job you are applying for

    Résumé Coaching Notes: Take notes under #4, complete #5 after presenter has finished slide

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE?

    Résumé Coaching Workshop

    • List paid work experience in chronological order (most recent on top)

    • Keep the date format consistent – either 2010-2013 or January 2010-April 2013)

    • List your job title below the business name in italics

    • Include 2-4 bullet points for each job listing

  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

    WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE?

    • Use action verbs to describe key tasks of what you did that relate to the job you are applying for

    • Use past tense verbs for past jobs and present tense verbs for current positions

    • Be specific with your examples and make sure they relate to the job you are applying to

    • Focus on accomplishments from previous jobs rather than simply tasks

    Take notes under #6, complete #7 after presenter has finished

    slide. See the Pizza Rev description on page 6. Action words

    pages 7-10.

  • ----- Job Description ----- Our Crew Members Take Pride In Serving Gourmet Pizzas To Our Customers And Being

    An Integral Part Of A Pizza Revolution. Crew Members Are Responsible For The Following Policies And Procedures, Principal Responsibilities, Which Are Not Limited To:

    Customer Experience • Providing Service That Is Truly Above And Beyond What Is Expected In A Fast Service

    Restaurant. • Always Being Able To Provide The Proper Explanation Of What Differentiates

    PizzaRev, From Other Competitors In The Fast Service Or The Pizza Business. • Consistently And Accurately Using Forms And Guidelines That Are Put In Place By

    Management. • Clean, Stock, And Restock Workstations And Display Cases. • Order And Take Delivery Of Supplies. • Serve Orders To Customers At Counters Or Tables. • Take Food And Drink Orders And Receive Payment From Customers Using Our POS

    System.

    See page 6 in the handout packet.

  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

    WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE?

    • Listing Volunteer Experience helps showcase your interests and skills

    you have in different areas

    • Volunteer Experience can take the place of Work Experience if you have

    not had any paid jobs

    • List Volunteer Experience just like you would Work Experience with

    consistent dates and bullet points describing what you did.

    Résumé Coaching Notes: Take notes under #8, complete #9 after

    presenter has finished slide

  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

    WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS?

    • List any academic, sport, extra curricular or interest based achievements

    that will not only showcase your work ethic but also your personality

    • These can be both in school and out

    • This is a great section to think about how you can stand out from the rest

    • Think about achievements that relate to the job or show general positive

    qualities (team player, leader, collaborative, reliable, creative etc.)

    Résumé Coaching Notes: Take notes under #10, complete #11

    after presenter has finished slide

  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

    WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR INTERESTS / SKILLS?

    • List interests and skills that relate to the job you are applying for and

    help you stand out

    • This is a chance to tell about your passions and the unique qualities

    you can bring to the position

    • List any relevant computer skills or programs that you are proficient in

    • If you are bilingual highlight that here

    Résumé Coaching Notes: Take notes under #12, complete #13

    after presenter has finished slide

  • RÉSUMÉ FORMATTING • Keep work experience in chronological order (most recent first)

    • Try to fit in on one page – no more than two pages

    • Use a clear font such as Times New Roman in size 10-12 with your

    name in 20-30

    • Use bold type or italics to highlight important information

    • Have 1 inch margins on all sides

    • Your résumé should be NEAT, PROFESSIONAL and EASY TO READ

    – you only have about 20 seconds to make a good impression

    • Absolutely NO spelling or grammar errors! Proofread yourself and

    have others read it as well

    Résumé Coaching Notes: Take notes under #14

  • RÉSUMÉ WRITING GUIDELINES

    • You must tell the truth – you will need to backup whatever you say

    on your résumé

    • Do not use personal pronouns (I or me)

    • Research the company (visit the website) to understand their core

    values

    • Read the job description carefully so you can highlight your skills

    that relate to what they are looking for

    • Include keywords in your résumé pulled from the job description

    • Focus on your strengths

    Résumé Coaching Notes: Take notes under #15

  • Résumé Coaching Workshop

    Now you have the information you need to

    write a great résumé!

    Are there any questions about résumé

    writing?

    Résumé Coaching Notes: #16- Write down remaining questions