Olympus America, Inc.
Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc.
Cohesion Technologies, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Inlet Medical, Inc.
Optical Dynamics, Inc.
Medical Treatment Systems
Prepare Your Resume
This is your personal inventory and formal introduction to a potential employer.
How to compose your resume:
|Your list of accomplishments, abilities, skills, qualifications, etc.|
Choose a format. Major types are:
|On your main job objective(s). Do not be vague or appear to be too general.|
Draft your resume. Be sure to include:
|Chronological: lists employment history giving most recent jobs first.|
Functional: emphasizes skills rather than specific jobs held.|
Mixed: covers both functional and chronological information.|
|Name, address, home, office, cell and voicemail phone numbers at top of first page. Your easy accessibility is vital to a successful job search.|
Five to avoid: Keep these words off your resume
|Include a personal or company e-mail address. Make sure you are comfortable with the company e-mail address being on the resume.|
|Employment history with most recent job first.|
|Be careful not to just indicate job description and fail to highlight your accomplishments.|
|Educational background. Be truthful and specific. If you are two courses short of a degree, please do not indicate that you have the degree.|
|Statement on reference: people who can vouch for your capabilities. You should be sure to indicate past sales managers who can attest to your sales effectiveness. You will want to include your immediate manager, not peers, etc. Please make sure that you have discussed this with the person you are using as a reference so that you know what they will say about you. You may also add a couple of personal references such as your college professors, ministers, coaches, peers, and successful businessmen or businesswomen who know you. |
|You may also include a statement of job objectives, volunteer work, language and computer skills, memberships, academic honors, hobbies, etc.|
|Personal pronouns—It’s redundant to fill your resume with "I" and "my." Who else would your resume be about?|
|Abbreviations—Unless you’re including basic technical acronyms, you should avoid abbreviations for professional groups and areas of certification.|
|Crisis words—Keep words like "arrested," "terminated," and "bored" off your resume. They
won’t serve any purpose other than a quick trip to the trash bin.|
|Inside information—"Knowledge of secret business plans" looks presumptuous and unprofessional.|
|Overused words—Keep words like "a," "an," "because" and "very" to a minimum. You don’t want to waste valuable space on unnecessary text.|
|Your resume to make it easy to read, brief and complete. Try to keep it to one page. Two pages are acceptable as long as you have something to say that relates to the job at hand. Do not go to three pages. The type should be 12 point Times New Roman. Include only the most important information. Perfect spelling, grammar and punctuation are a must!|
|Learn how to create a resume that can be easily added to a computer database or sent by e-mail.|
|A good final copy. Have extra one printed and take five to the interview. Use high-quality paper. A neat overall appearance is important but do not get cute with watermarks, excessive background scenes, etc.|