Monday, March 15, 2010
The first thing to do while choosing your fresher resume template is to be aware of the difference between a curriculum vitae and a resume. A Curriculum vitae is usually one that is used to apply for an educational opportunity, while a resume is only used to apply for job opportunities. So while picking a template, you should go for the Resume templates instead of Curriculum Vitae templates.
Always pick resume templates that goes well with your work profile and experience. After you pick a suitable resume template, you should cautiously look for and cross out any logos of the site that offered you the template. As you are not the only one in the world using the resume template, it is good to make some small modifications to the resume so that it looks unique. There are plenty of websites that offers free fresher resume template without any logos or watermarks. Choosing the right fresher resume template will help you in customizing the information more accurately.
You can also use the following tips to make the best use of your Fresher Resume Template.
Be sure about what your resume writing is all about. The best way to frame your resume is to know the goal of your job search. Without a clear objective, your fresher Resume may come out as one that lacks direction
Keep in mind; it is your resume that promotes you as a brand. Your resume can be an effective job finding tool if you know how to write it. The resume should be crafted in such a way that all your unique attributes and job-specific skills are displayed clearly. Your resume should be interesting enough to get you the interview call.
Organize the info in chronological order. See that your positive points are clearly visible and can’t be overlooked. Display all the relevant qualifications and skills that you have which suit the job vacancy. Bring the spotlight to qualities you have that can help in effectively holding up the job objectives.
Finally, check whether your resume is easy to read. Use the right font size and keep the resume no longer than two pages. And before you send the resume, make sure it is reviewed by a knowledgeable person, so that any errors can be sorted out and corrected.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Writing objective statements can be one of the most challenging parts of creating an effective resume. Below you'll find some strategies and options to help you make the most of yours.
What is an Objective Statement?
mmediately below the top section of a resume (containing your name, address, etc.), there is usually a short section with one of these headings: "objective," "professional objective," "resume capsule," or "career goals." Most often the objective statement includes 1-3 line of text, summarizing the position(s) you are applying for and/or your main qualifications. While some writers choose to use a sentence format, many objective statements are simply descriptive phrases with minimal punctuation.
Why Write an Objective Statement?
Objective statements improve your resume by helping you
emphasize your main qualifications and summarize them for readers
inform your readers of the position(s) you are seeking and your career goals
establish your professional
Tailoring for Your Audience
To improve your chances for success, it's always a good idea to tailor your objective statement (as well as your whole resume and cover letter) to particular organizations and/or positions. This means, for example, calling a position by the name the company uses to describe it. You might even indicate the organization's name in your statement. Strive to match your qualifications with those desired by the organization. If you are unsure what your resume's readers will be looking for, you'll need to do some research to give your objective statement a competitive edge.
Questions to Ask
Before drafting or revising your objective statement, you will find it helpful to answer as many of the following questions as possible.
About the Company or Organization
What are your main qualifications (strengths, skills, areas of expertise)
Which of your qualifications are most desired by your resume's readers?
What positions (or range of positions) do you seek?
What position titles (or range or positions) are available?
What are your professional goals?
What are some goals of the organizations that interest you?
What type of organization or work setting are you interested in?
What types of organizations or work settings are now hiring?
The most common mistake made in writing objective statements is being too general and vague in describing either the position desired or your qualifications. For example, some objective statements read like this:
An internship allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas.
Such an objective statement raises more questions than it answers: What kind of internship? What knowledge? What kinds of expertise? Which areas? Be as specific as possible in your objective statement to help your readers see what you have to offer "at a glance."
If you know or want to emphasize...
You might experiment with one or more of these formats...
a specific position (or two) and your main relevant qualifications
A position as a [name or type of position] allowing me to use my [qualifications]
To utilize my [qualifications] as a [position title]
A position as a Support Specialist allowing me to use my skills in the fields of computer science and management information systems
the field or type of organization you want to work in
and your professional goal
or your main qualifications
An opportunity to [professional goal] in a[type of organization, work environment, or field]
To enter [type of organization, work environment, or field] allowing me to use my [qualifications]
An opportunity to obtain a loan officer position, with eventual advancement to vice president for lending services, in a growth-oriented bank
To join an aircraft research team allowing me to apply my knowledge of avionics and aircraft electrical systems
your professional or career goal
or an organizational goal
To [professional goal]
An opportunity to [professional goal]
To help children and families in troubled situations by utilizing my child protection services background
a specific position desired
Technical writer specializing in user documentati
Some Variations to Try
Integrate key words and phrases used in the job advertisement(s)
Play with word choices to fit your strengths and your readers' expectations. You might try
substituting for "use" words like "develop," "apply," or "employ," etc.
replacing "allowing me" with "requiring" or "giving me the opportunity," etc.
changing "enter" to "join," "pursue," "obtain," "become a member," "contribute," etc.
Blend two or more of the above generic models or create your own!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Resume writing is a combination of art and science. Although every one of us can write our resume, only professionals trained in resume writing can provide the final touch of perfection to it. Resume writers have an eye for detail and can maximize your background and abilities. The structure, tone and presentation of the data must be both informative and eye-catching. This is why the success rates
Your resume is you! It presents an image of you to the employer. Consider what image you want to project. A resume is a personal statement and should reflect your style, and, as such, will differ from any other person’s resume.
A well-constructed resume requires that background work be done before you begin writing. You cannot properly bring your credentials to the attention of prospective employers without this preparation. Begin by taking a personal inventory. Examine and define your skills, interests, accomplishments and experiences. You must also know the range of positions for which you are qualified, and the interest you have in this kind of employment. You need to identify employers for whom you would like to work and the qualifications required for entry-level positions in those organizations.
Prepare a resume that presents your skills, experiences and accomplishments to an employer. Begin by listing your career-related skills. These skills might include:
- Human Relations
- Numerical ability
- Mechanical ability
Identify courses and other experiences that are related to the career field you would like to enter.
Until you have taken a personal inventory of skills, it will be difficult to effectively present a well-constructed resume. When you have completed your inventory, evaluated your personal characteristics as realistically as possible, and established your career objective, you are ready to begin writing your resume.
However, if you still feel unsure of how your background can relate to a career, attend a Resume Writing Workshop offered by the Career Planning & Placement Center or make an appointment with a Counselor for a skills assessment.
Gathering Career Information
After you have completed your personal inventory and have developed your career goals, you will then want to research these career areas and those employers that are active in them. For each potential position you need to know the qualifications, duties, and skills required for the job, and any special talents or personal characteristics sought by the employer.
Writing Your Resume
An effective resume incorporates action words, action phrases and action statements which communicate “accomplishment-oriented” information. A good resume conveys a sense of participation and involvement. Here are some action words you can use in your resume:
A resume should be lively and secure the attention of the reader. Use short phrases, be direct and not too technical. Check through job announcements and use some of the same words and terms in your resume that are used in the field of employment you hope to enter.
Organizing Your Resume
Identification — Your name, address and telephone number head the resume. It is centered at the top of the page or placed to one side. Do not use headings such as “name,” “telephone,” “resume.” This information is self-evident and the headings are unnecessary.
Career Objective — If you state a career objective, it should be brief, concise and address the current job only, not future career plans. This category should be used only when your job objective is clear or definite. You may state your job objective in the cover letter rather than in your resume. If so, your resume can be more general and versatile.
Education — Your educational history should be placed near or at the top of the page if it is your most important qualification. Under this heading include the names of schools, dates attended, degrees and dates received, and major and minor fields of study. Internships or practicum experiences can also be included here. Limit the number of schools listed to three. More than that number will suggest that you were school hopping, and the employer may infer that you will go job hopping as well. You may also list relevant course work to give the employer a clearer sense of your job-related skills.
Work Experience — This area can be titled “Work Experience,” “Employment,” “Employment History” or “Professional Experience.” This category can include volunteer, intern or practicum experiences. You may include names of employers, dates, job titles and functions or experiences and accomplishments. Include part-time jobs held during your college years. In describing your work experience use positive words which will show your strengths. Leave out negative or neutral words. Descriptive job titles provide employers with information about what you did.
Professional Activities and Other Interests — This category can include such unrelated data as club and professional memberships, awards, honors, hobbies, internships, volunteer experience and community service. Such a catchall category can be used when there is not enough information in any one single area to warrant a separate heading.
Personal Data — Personal data includes date of birth, marital status, health, references to children, height or weight, etc. This is generally extraneous information and not essential to your resume. You may, however, want to include this type of information, if you believe it relates favorably to selection criteria for the position.Skills and Accomplishments — These categories will be relevant to “combination” and “functional” resumes. You may describe your skills and accomplishments under such headings as “art experience,” “supervisory experience,” “management experience,” or “counseling skills.” Emphasize skills, especially those that are transferable.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Your Name Here
9876 Home Street
Any City, State 12345
SUMMARY - • Use this section to draw together common themes in your resume and/or to indicate a certain number of years evidencing a particular skill.
• This section is not necessary but can be used to mention special skills or attributes that don't fit neatly under one particular category.
EDUCATION - Bachelor of Arts Expected Date of Graduation
Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
EXPERIENCE - Position Title Date-Date
ABC Company, City, State
• Begin bullet statements with action verbs.
• Emphasize the skills that you developed not only the tasks that you preformed.
• Remember that you never use I, me, or my on your resume because they are assumed.
• When formatting your experience think about which is more important, your position title or the company you worked for.
Position Title Date-
Company Name , City, State
Another type of format is to type a paragraph of information describing your skills. This format, while still used, is not as popular as bulleted statements.
• Indicate any computer skills, especially related to your major or career field to which you are entering. Also, be sure to add your level of expertise. Mention that you attend a laptop university.
• Enter any language skills or other skills that would be useful to your major or career that are not mentioned elsewhere on your resume.
• Add any honors, awards or scholarships indicating dates when you received them.
• Include "Dean's List", if applicable but indicate the number of semesters.
• Add any student organizations that you have been involved in, the dates you have been involved in them and any leadership roles you have had in them.
• Example: Any Student Organization, 1998-Present: President, 2000-2001
REFERENCES - Available upon request. (It is no longer common to see this section on a resume. Use it only if you need to add length to your resume.
Resources - csp.edu/TeacherEd/Forms/HandBooks/Sample_Resume_Format.pdf.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
678 Rapid Falls Drive
River City, CA 91000
1999 - Present Receptionist ABC Company, River City, California
Employed as the lead receptionist for an advertising firm.
* Greeted visitors
* Answered telephones
* Delivered messages
* Scheduled appointments
* Provided information about company services
* Prepared letters and forms using Word Perfect and Excel 97 software packages
1997 - 1999 Clerk Typist Ace Automotive, River City, California
Employed in the billing office of an automotive repair shop.
* Answered telephones
* Typed forms
* Processed mail
* Maintained filing system
1994 - 1997 General Office Clerk Lincoln School, River City, California
Worked as a volunteer school office assistant.
* Greeted students and parents
* Answered telephones
* Filed documents
EDUCATION : Washington Heights High School, River City, California. High School diploma with emphasis in business education.
Member: National Honor Society
Resources of - http://www.worksmart.ca.gov ,
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Everyone loves to see free resume samples, so we'll show you ours. When you look at a draft of your resume for the first time, you should be able to say "I'd hire me." If you can't say that, maybe you should hire us.
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Here are some really important tips (you'll see them in our free resume samples):
1. Appearances Count -- Don't try to save money by printing onto a cheap copy paper instead of good quality stock. Check for typos, grammatical errors and coffee stains. Use the spellcheck feature on your word processor. Ask a friend to review the resume.
2. Does Size Matter? -- If your career warrants a two-page resume, then go ahead and create a document that reflects the full range of your experience and accomplishments.
3. Truth or Consequences -- Don't fudge over dates or titles to hide the fact that you have been unemployed, that you switched jobs too frequently or that you held low-level positions.
4. State Your Case -- If you are seeking a job in a field in which you have no prior experience, don't use a chronological format. By using a functional or skills-oriented format, you can present your relevant experience and skills up front.
5. Put Your Best Foot Forward -- Don't simply copy the job description jargon from your company's HR manual. To show that you are more qualified than the competition for the positions you are seeking, you need to do more than simply list your job responsibilities. Present specific accomplishments and achievements: percentages increased, accounts expanded, awards won, etc.
6. No Excuses -- Don't include the reasons you are no longer working at each job listed. The phrases "Company sold," "Boss was an idiot" and "Left to make more money" should be avoided.
7. What Have You Done Lately? -- While it is certainly acceptable to have a two-pager, don't list every single job you've ever held. Personnel managers are most interested in your experience from the last 10 years, so focus on your most recent and most relevant career experience.
8. No Extra Papers, Please -- When you send out your resume, don't include copies of transcripts, letters of recommendation or awards, unless you are specifically asked to do so. If you are called in for an interview, you may bring these extra materials along in your briefcase for show-and-tell.
9. Don't Get Personal -- Don't include information on your marital status, age, race, family or hobbies.
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