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THANK YOU LETTER
A resume is a summary of
your education, work and volunteer history and skills. The goal of a resume is
to make the employer want to meet you and invite you to an interview.
Resumes are like a wardrobe.
Different clothes look good on different people. So different resume styles can
highlight different aspects of your history. It is important to choose the resume
style that will best suit you.
are 3 styles of resumes:
- CHRONOLOGICAL [Create your own now] , [View
Chronological resumes are the most traditional and most
common type of resume. A chronological resume summarizes
your education and work experience starting with the most
recent and working backwards in time. This type of resume
is well suited for both recent graduates and youth still
in school who have been working summer and part-time jobs.
- FUNCTIONAL [Create your own now] , [View
Functional resumes are an effective way to highlight your
skills, experience and knowledge in specific areas. This
type of resume is well suited for youth who have not had
much formal employment but would like to highlight specific
skills and/or volunteer work. As well, it's useful for youth
who are applying for jobs they don't have specific qualifications
- COMBINATION [Create your own now] , [View
A combination resume combines functional and chronological
resume styles. Therefore it focuses on work experiences,
education, as well as skills. A youth that has a well rounded
background in these 3 areas would benefit from a combination
and more information going on-line, technology has open new
doors for job seekers!
and organizations are now using on-line recruitment methods.
Companies are now advertising available positions through
their own company web site and providing job seekers the opportunity
to apply for the position through e-mail.
use web sites like the Mazemaster that allow employers to
post jobs on the internet (go to our Job Postings section
for a directory of these sites).
is an Electronic Resume?
format allows you to make your information electronically
friendly! There are two basic versions of the Electronic Resume:
Text: This version will allow you to insert your resume
into an e-mail or to cut and paste it into on-line application
Scannable: Employers are using the Electronic Resume format to select
prospective candidates through a process that involves scanning
all resumes submitted into a resume management system database.
They will then run a search of all resumes that use keywords
that are related to the position they are recruiting for.
Your Electronic Resume
your Electronic Resume, you are not developing a different
resume. All your information will basically stay the same.
What you are doing is changing the format.
ensure that your resume will be recognized through the scanning
process. To increase you chances for success, consider the
keywords that highlight specific skills, abilities and qualifications
(a well-written, well-prepared resume will already contain
many of the necessary keywords!)
your margins, use a maximum of 65 characters per line
a basic font and font size ranging from 10-14 points
not use underlining, italics, script or graphics
list your name at the top, followed by your contact information
on a separate line
your name at the top of subsequent pages
sufficient spacing (avoid crowding information, the characters
may run together when scanned)
an original ink jet or laser copy of your resume rather
that a photocopy or faxed version
not fold or staple your resume
you send out your Electronic Resume try e-mailing it to
a friend to see how it looks! You want to make sure that
the format remains the same once sent electronically.
Resumes are becoming more popular. It is a quick way to
contact a potential employer!
your Electronic Resume on-line allows for more exposure!
Consider using some of the sites to post your resume.