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How to Write a Résumé Douglas College Career Centre


Purpose of your Résumé  Opportunity to make a good first impression – marketing tool – and the product you’re marketing is YOU!  Hiring managers spend on average of 30 seconds or less looking at a résumé  Demonstrates your match for a position

 Showcases your “value” to the employer  Goal = get an interview 2


First Impressions! 10 to 30 seconds

Q: HOW LONG WILL A HIRING MANAGER VIEW YOUR RESUME?

Employers are paying close attention to details such as: Spelling Grammar Formatting Use of white space


What goes on a Resume? Let’s see what you know!

What information should you include in a resume?

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What a Résumé Tells an Employer  Type of opportunity you seek  Who you are  What you know  What you have done

It helps the employer get a sense of your potential as an employee 5


Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:  Create an industry standard resume to accompany their cover letter by including;

 A profile summarizing who the student is and,  Outlining the 5 additional sections clearly and concisely to “paint a complete picture,” of the students’ skills, knowledge and interest

NB: While reading each section of the resume module you will be asked to fill in the accompanying template with your information to build your resume

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