STEP1: GATHER YOUR INFORMATION
Gather the information needed to write an effective resumeSTEP 2. EDUCATION
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Record your education. If you are currently a student, consider presenting the experience from a goal perspective, such as:
A.A. Liberal Arts
Santiago Canyon College In Progress
A.A. Business Administration
Santiago College In Progress
B.A. Business Administration Marketing California State University Fullerton
STEP 3: WORK EXPERIENCE
Record your job title, the company in which you were employed, and the job tasks.
NOTE - just list the work components at this time; the descriptions will be developed later in the resume writing assignment.
Make a list of your work experiences; include child or adult care, school or church activities or projects, internships, volunteer experiences, helping in a family business, hobby activities, fund raisers, etc. Enter each work experience as a job title in the form.
Break these work experiences down into job functions and list them in the comment box labeled "detailed job description"; the descriptions will be developed later in the resume writing assignment.
For example: major duties of a secretary may include components of: receptionist, typing, data entry, forms designer, public relations, trade show coordinator, travel agent, bookkeeper.
Your work history does not have to be paid experience. Include whatever you can think of if you have limited paid work experiences. When you gather the data you may be surprised at what skills you do have.
If you assist a supervisor directly, review the supervisor position. You may be able to include some of the duties of the supervisor's job by prefacing the work experience with: Assist supervisor in ... Add these experiences to your list.
Many jobs require some clerical and look for employees who organize and pay attention to detail so consider including some administrative task experiences in your resume even if administrative is a small part of your responsibilities. Don't forget the balancing of cash registers and bank deposits that are often a part of the responsibilities of a counter worker.
Also anyone working directly with the public has an unwritten job duty in public relations. Showing your employer that you understand this can be very impressive.
STEP 4. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Review the * SCANS Skills by clicking on the link below and identify and list personal characteristics you possess that are transferable to another job.
Personal Characteristics: Excellent Time Management Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Decision Making Skills, Team Player and Independent Worker, Problem Solver
Think of others such as: Honest, Ethical, etc.