Ex-Offenders

Resume Essentials Workshop Outline


Do's and Don'ts

Starting Your Resume the Right Way
• Quantity Applications Submitted
• Tailor your resume to the job description
• Start with an outline
• Ordering Activities
• Format
• Length
• Synthesize
• Style and Layout
• Resume vs. Vitae
• Sub-Headings
• Job History Descriptions

The Heading Statement

• The importance of the Summary/Objective (4)
• The 6 Second Rule
• Be reasonable
• Elevator Pitch
• I/my/passive
• Bullets and Power Words
• Resume and you

Experience
• Amount of Real Estate
• Not having the "right" experience
• Freelancing - get experience
• Outdated or irrelevant
• Positions which add benefit
• Performance vs. Responsibilities
• Quantifiable
• Name Dropping
• Tired words
• Multiple positons/Stacking Titles
• Verb Tense
• Buzz Words
• Four titles to avoid

Education
• GPA
• Adding High School
• Be exact
• Positioning

Skills
• What to include
• Bragging
• Using keywords
• Be Current

Additional Tips
• Certifications
• References
• Hobbies and Interests
• Volunteer Experience
• Additional Section Options

Your Personal Details: Contact Info & Social Media
• Email Addresses
• Home and Mailing Addresses
• Phone Numbers
• Voicemail Messages
• Photos
• Personal Facts

Social Media Dos & Don'ts
• Social Media Accounts
• Personal Social Media Profiles
• LinkedIn
• Blogs

Finishing Touches & Sending Away
• Applicant tracking systems
• Doc/PDF
• Personalize Email
• Subject Line
• Name File/Attachments
• Proof Read/Typos
• Blank Space
• Person's email address
• Cover Letter

Begin preparing for their phone call!

If you are interested in better understanding how to prepare your resume and other communication employers are expecting of candidates in today's job market; and would like to attend one of our Resume Essentials workshop, please go to Workshops & Services on the navigation bar, find the workshop/service you would like to attend and register.