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Resume Writing. Veteran’s Job Search Workshop Veterans Succeeding in the 21 st Century Workforce Resume Writing 12 43567 Chronological Resume Format Advantages

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  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Chronological Resume FormatAdvantagesWidely Used Logical FlowEasy to ReadShowcases career progressionShows impressive titlesShows company loyaltyDisadvantagesEmphasizes gaps in employmentHighlights Frequent Job ChangesEmphasizes employment but not skill developmentEmphasizes lack of related experience Points out demotions/setbacks

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Chronological Resume FormatBest used by:Individuals with steady work record

    Individuals with experience that relates directly to the position applied for.

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Functional Resume FormatAdvantagesEmphasizes skills rather than employmentOrganizes a variety of experience (paid and un-paid or other activitiesDisguises gaps in work record or a series of short term jobsDisadvantagesViewed with suspicion by employers due to lack of information about specific employers and dates

    De-emphasizes growth/job titles

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Functional Resume FormatBest used by:Individuals with no previous employmentIndividuals with gaps in employmentFrequent job changersIndividuals who have developed skills from other than documented employment

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Combination Resume FormatAdvantagesHighlights most relevant skills and accomplishmentsDe-Emphasizes employment history in less relevant jobsCombines skills developed in a variety of job or other activitiesMinimizes drawbacks such as employment gaps and absence of directly related experienceDisadvantagesConfusing if not well organized

    Requires more effort and creativity to prepare

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Combination Resume FormatBest used by:Career changers or those in transitionIndividuals reentering the job market after some absenceIndividuals who have grown in skills and responsibilityIndividuals pursuing the same or similar work as theyve had in the past

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Targeted Resume FormatAdvantagesPersonalized to companyShows researchMore impressive to employerWritten specifically to employers needsDisadvantagesTime consuming to prepareConfusing if not well organizedShould be revised for each employer

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Targeted Resume FormatBest used by:Everyone Any format can be made into a targeted resume

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Dos & DontsDO list your achievements and how you solve problemsHow you increased operational efficiencyThe amount of money you saved or raisedThe number of people who used the service or productThe action that came about as a result of your effortsPARWrite these items in phrases that identify the problem, note the action (solution), and describe the result

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Dos & DontsDO write your resume to show employers the three RsResponsibilityResults RelevancyIf possible, keep an electronic copy of your resume so you can easily make changes

    RRR!!!

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Dos & DontsDO use statistics or numbers.

    Size of organizationNumber of people supervisedLength of reportTime involvedSize of budgetAmount of money raised

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Dos & DontsDO use action verbsAnalyzedAdministeredCoachedDevisedDirectedDistributedManagedSupervisedDesigned DevelopedFacilitatedExpeditedStreamlinedInstalled ProgrammedCoordinatedImplementedMarketedRecruitedAnalyzed

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Dos & DontsDONT Include the names of your referencesMention salaryUse military terminologyStaple documents togetherStress your weaknessesPrint on the back side of the resumeUse bright colored paperExaggerate

    DONT mention:Marital statusNames, ages, and number of childrenSpouses jobAgeRacePhotograph of yourselfReligious/Political affiliationsHeight or WeightSalary for previous jobs

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Contact InformationNameNo NicknamesAddressSpell out Street, Avenue, [email protected] [email protected]

    PhoneNever leave a number for a machine that has something cute or funny as a greeting.

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Objective StatementThe most effective, well-written objective statement is targeted for a specific job with a specific company.Has become more important in recent years. Such as:When applying onlineWhen applying to large companiesPosting on job search sites (AJB)Resumes for scanningBecomes a keyword in the screening process

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Summary of QualificationsHighlights your professional background as it relates to the needs of the companyDraws attention your specific qualities and skillsCan be in the form of a paragraph or bullet statementsRemember a resume is a sales tool and this a good place to catch someones interest and to brag about your best qualities and what you bring to the table.

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Employment HistoryDepending on the style of resume you select, it will dictate where and how you will organize the information

    Quantify your Experience, Responsibilities and AccomplishmentsResults sell, job descriptions dont!

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Creating Accomplishment StatementsSnapshot so the employer can SEE you in action

    Very important to describe your exact role

    Become the basis for questions during the interview

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Creating Accomplishment StatementsStep 1 Identify the PROBLEM you facedA task you performed aloneA project you worked on aloneA challenge you overcame in the job settingA problem you solvedA goal you set

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Creating Accomplishment StatementsStep 2 Identify the ACTION you performedPlanned, organized and directed a 4 day training exerciseTroubleshot, disassembled and repaired mobile over 300 pieces of communications equipmentRecorded, documented and tracked daily, weekly and monthly reports.Formed, created and lead special security force.

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567Creating Accomplishment StatementsStep 3 Which RESULTed in:Reduced accidents from 30% to under 2% in 2 weeks.Enabled constant communication in 4 different states.Increased the training rate of employees by 45%Provided search and recovery support for disaster victims.End with a positive and measurable conclusion

  • Veterans Job Search WorkshopVeterans Succeeding in the 21st Century WorkforceResume Writing1243567EducationInclude education or training that is relevant to the jobStart with the most recentList the location of the school, no dates (Especially, if your knowledge of the technology is not current)