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? Letâ€™s see what you know!
What information should you include in a resume?
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