Some students may not have a great deal of experience formatting business documents, but almost all of us have written a resume. Therefore, most of us have a good idea of how important the layout and design of this business document can be. Chapter 18 in Business Communication Today covers the three traditional formats of resumes:
To Create a Reverse Chronological Resume for a Targeted Audience:
NOTE: Your resume should be original. Although you may use a sample for layout/design, do not copy wording from any source. If you are using a previous version of your resume, make sure you update and fine-tune it so that it is improved.
A successful resume will:
|15||18.75||The resume is tailored to the industry/company/position addressing a targeted audience. Copy of job posting is submitted.|
|10||12.5||The resume includes an introductory section such as Career Objective or Qualification/Professional Summary. Section is written clearly and appropriate to writer’s degree and field.|
|10||12.5||Education section includes name of degree, name of university, and expected graduation date. Reverse chronological format is used.|
|15||18.75||Employment Experience section has each position listed in reverse chronological order providing position, company, city, state, dates. Each position is fully developed with skills/duties/responsibilities/|
|15||18.75||The writer has written the document in a correct resume format. Uses good layout and design features.|
|15||18.75||The writer has written the resume in his or her own words and is free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. The resume is written in parallel form, uses action verbs, and avoids personal pronouns.|
|80||100||A quality resume will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.|
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The resume includes an introductory section such as Career Objective or Qualification/Professional Summary. Section is written clearly and appropriate to writer’s degree and field.