ERIC Number: ED236586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
How To Write a Resume. Power of the Printed Word.
Simon, Jerrold G.
When conducting a job search, first decide what job area to go after, then find out more about it. Next write a resume. Name, address, and telephone number should go at the top. If the job objective is known exactly, list that next. Now comes work experience; begin with the most recent and work backwards. Don't just list what was done, tell how well it was done. Next, list education. Include high school only if there is no college. If there are no diplomas or degrees, tell about special training programs, courses, or activities. List military service. Now comes personal data, a chance to further the image that has been projected in the preceding sections. Keep the writing style simple and brief. Start sentences with action verbs. Make sure that grammar and spelling are correct and that there are no "typos." Have the resume professionally duplicated. When the resume is ready, track down job openings. Send the resume, along with a cover letter, to a specific person in the company. Arrive early for the interview and follow up with a thank-you note. Keep a list of contacts made and their results. (DC)
Descriptors: Employment Interviews, Guidelines, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Writing (Composition)
"Power of the Printed Word," International Paper Co., Dept. 10, P.O. Box 954, Madison Square Station, New York, N.Y. 10010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Paper Co., New York, NY.