A Print Resume

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A Print Resume :

Lots of work goes into creating an effective resume.

First, research the design you want to use. You might go to your college's placement service, look at various models of resumes and ask about which ones would best serve your purposes.

Second, find out as much as you can about any organization to which you are sending a resume. The more you know about your audience, the more likely you are to create a resume that will get favorable attention.

Some Suggestions :

  • Keep a print resume to one page. Follow the suggestions in Chapter 11 for use of fonts, spacing and chunking of information.

  • Include information about your education, achievements, awards and related extracurricular activities, but be sure every item you include makes an important point about you.

  • List your employment history in reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent job and account for all significant periods of time.

  • Include personal information only if it is relevant to the job. For example, the fact that you were on the staff of your high school yearbook is going to matter only if you are going into publications work.

  • Focus your resume for a specific job, if possible and emphasize the qualifications related to that job.

  • Be sure to indicate how readers can reach any references or obtain additional information. Remember, you need to ask people's permission before listing them as references.

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