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South seminar gives insight on resumes

South students gathered Nov. 10 to learn efficient and different methods to put professional resumes together.

During this session, students learned how to use various formats, such as chronological, functional and combination.

South career center coordinator Monica Miranda said chronological resumes follow a year-by-year order, and since law requires people to put 10 years’ worth of work on an application, the resume should match the application. Students should put their education on the resume as well.

“Every job now is going to run a credit history report and with that also comes up employment history,” she said.

When putting an application together, Miranda said to always use action verbs for responsibilities by job titles. She said to leave “I” out of the entire resume.

Miranda said resumes can include headings like work completed, licenses and certifications.

Functional resumes highlight and focus one’s abilities, such as hiring and managing, rather than the chronological work history.

“In this type of resume, you are showcasing what you bring to the table: what you’ve gained, what you have accomplished in the years of employment,” she said.

The biggest thing that employers will look at is grammar and spelling, Miranda said. Students should write with clear, concise words that flow together.

Students also should not waste their money and go buy a resume book because all of the information is online, Miranda said.

­— Lariza Moreno

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