Example Resume 1
But Please read the following first:
Keep it Simple. The person Reading
your resume will read for 20 Seconds.
Make it 1 Page for best results.
FOLLOW-UP with a Phone Call or Letter (Post Card). When you also submit a
customized Cover Letter you will get a little longer than the original 20
seconds. Just think, you need to get and maintain the recruiter’s attention
for as long as possible.
Have someone review your resume. You
might take it to a Career Center such as
Maricopa Workforce Connection,
and have them Critique it for you.
The Jobbing Foundation has prepared
several videos for you to view and assist you in your Job Search.
Start at the beginning Video and view each one. Click Next to go to the next
We have prepared a few sample resumes
that you can use to create you own custom resume. These are templates that
you can then save to the computer. You can save to your own personal USB
Drive or to Drive K on the Kokopelli Computer. You can create a folder on
Drive K for your files, but, for your information, other people will be able
to access the information. The USB Drive is more secure for you.
you select the Resume File that you want, there will be a dialog that
You can Either Open the file and to
review it or Save It. In either case If you do open, then Save it on either
the USB Drive or Drive K. Give the file a name that you select.
To save: Click Save As, then select
where to save (Your USB or Drive K, then give the file a name. I suggest you
also select to save as a Word 2003 Document.
creating your resume, be sure to customize for the Job your are Applying
for. You should have a Master that can be edited for each job.
For the Resume Format you select, change the Heading to your information. Be
sure to have a contact phone for the prospective employer to call. Oh
yes, if you have a cutsie phone ring, get rid of it for now. Have a
regular ring tone for the caller. The music and lyric phone rings are not
professional and are downright annoying for many Human Resource persons.
Most will just hang up if they get the “noise”. Another possible issue is an
email address. Use your
email@example.com. Try your
firstname.lastname@example.org or a variation. No cutsie stuff here either.
Double check your information to make sure it is correct.
Create your objectives to match the job you are applying for. Maybe do a
little research on the Internet on the Company. Maybe a news article will
give a clue for discussion.
Now go through the body sections of the resume and make the information fit
you. You should sit back and think of all the positive things you have done.
Your skills may be key to getting the job.
Helped at a homeless shelter
Handed out food for a charity
Played in the school band
Supervised a few employees
procedures to simplify work
Your past work history is very important. Anything you can list will help,
as long as it is accurate. Try to have a couple of recommendations from past
employers or even people you worked with. Have their name, address, phone
and make sure they know you might provide a perspective employer with the
information. A letter of recommendation would be great to take to an
interview. Make a copy.
For your education, it does not have to be formal. Any training you have had
will help. You may have taken a 1 day seminar on something. Keep track of
any future education and training you might get.
Now what are the job demands, what does the job do?. You want to mimic those
demands in your resume, without being dishonest. This means try to steer
your past experience to match as close as possible to the Job Requirements.
When you fill out an application for a job, keep a copy. Then you can note
all the information they request and keep adding to the information as you
go to other jobs. This will make it easier for you to fill out future
applications, by having the information at your fingertips.
You might take it to a Career Center such as
have them Critique it for you.
Now, Good Luck! And once you find a job, keep looking. It is usually a
phenomenon to find a job when you have a job.
The following are additional resources.
Some start out as free, but the end result might cost.
Free Resume Samples