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A résumé* is a screening device for employers.

The odds of the average résumé generating a job is about 8% according to Bolles, author of "What Colour is your Parachute".

A résumé is a closed system, meaning that you only have 1 to 2 pages to prove to the employer that you have the skills, experience, training and abilities to do the job you are seeking.

bulletA résumé is a 1-2 page summary of who you are and what you have done. It is usually the first impression an employer has of you, so it is very important that you do it well.
bulletA résumé doesn't get you a job. Its purpose is to get you invited for a job interview

What are Employers looking For:

bulletA match to see whether your skills, experience, abilities and training match their job requirement needs
bulletPositive indicators to see if your personality traits, work habits and interpersonal skills fit their organizational needs
bulletEvidence of your Accomplishments/Achievements. The quality (poor-satisfactory-excellent) and quantity (how much) of your abilities/skills.

Types of Résumés

There are three types of résumés:

Chronological: This type of résumé lists your previous work experience by starting with your present or most recent job and working back. This is the most popular and most preferred résumé style for employers.

Functional: This type of résumé lists your skills and achievements in categories. This style is popular for career changers and people who have gaps in their employment history.

Combination: This type of résumé combines the features of a chronological résumé with a functional résumé; emphasizes the kinds of work that you have done, rather that the positions you have held.
*It is common to write the word "Resume" with an "e" instead of  "é", which is from French origin. In our pages, however, we'll use "é" to write the word "Résumé"

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