1. DON’T lie on your resume
2. DO have your name, address, cell number, and email address
3. DON’T use cute/random/shared email addresses
4. DON’T start your resume with an objective paragraph.
5. DO use keywords in your resume and cover letter
6. DO list your responsibilities, accomplishments & volunteer work
What were you responsible for and what were the results?
§ Accomplished [X] as measured by [Y] by doing [Z]
In other words, start each bullet point with an active verb, numerically measure what you accomplished, provide a baseline for comparison, and detail what you did to achieve your goal.
December 05-January 13: Region Human Resources Manager, Penske Truck Leasing- Responsible for over 2,000 employees and 165 locations, across seven states. Managed two direct reports, the day to day field HR operations, and a $10k recruiting budget.
· Delivered 80% positive employee engagement surveys implementing team meetings and shift huddles.
· Delivered a comprehensive HR training program to educate District Staff on Management 101.
· Achieved over $1M in savings by successfully collaborating on over 10 Collective Bargaining Agreements.
· Achieved zero union campaigns while leading the SE Region.
7. DO use the present tense of verbs to describe responsibilities in your current job or internship
*Effective Sentence Openers: Achieved, Delivered, Reduced, Saved, Grew, Enhanced, Consolidated, Executed, Managed, Raised, Resolved, Created, Designed, Generated, Improved, Expanded, Launched, Revised
8. DON’T use months on your employment dates if you have been out of work a long time.
9. DON’T include reasons you left any employment
10. DON’T include on your age on your resume
*Facebook- hiring managers will search you on the internet.
1. DON’T include your salary history in your resume or cover letter, unless you are asked to include it in your cover letter
* He/she who mentions a number first loses. Always ask for the salary range!
* Read your resume backwards
· Keep an updated “Career Management Document”. Every 6 months update your responsibilities and accomplishments.
Why a 1 page resume?
· All companies look for candidates who can communicate effectively and succinctly.
The one page resume demonstrates that you can communicate your most important accomplishment this way.
· No hiring manager wants to wade through 2 pages of “fluff” before he gets to the part he’s looking for: what you’ve done and how well you did it.
· Your resume is a like an “executive summary”. The highlights of your career. It is designed to start a conversation, not finish one. You don’t need to include everything; you’ll be discussing the details in the interview.
13. DO use personalized file names
*Don’t list your home phone number on your resume.
Situation or Task