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This might be the most important part of the resume. The title will be the first words that hiring managers read, so it should be targeted and memorable. The best titles contain keywords of the actual position you are seeking. There is a 60-character limit, so choose your words carefully.
Title - Examples:
"C/C++ Software Developer"
"Technical Sales Representative / Account Executive"
"Registered Nurse / Rehab Hospital"
The objective should showcase your professional goal, but with an emphasis on what you bring to the employer, not what the employer can do for you. The best objectives are tailored to a specific position or occupational field;
the worst objectives are vague statements ("looking for a challenging opportunity?) or are centered on the candidate抯 needs ("I am looking for a position with great benefits?). Avoid using personal pronouns (I, me, my) in the objective statement. The 2,000-character limit gives you ample space to write a well-defined objective. In fact, the objective can contain some of your key skills or areas of expertise that you would like to emphasize.
Objective - Examples:
"Network technician position that capitalizes on expertise in Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0, NT 4.0, NT Workstation, and NT servers.Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining enterprise-wide SMS site. Proficient in installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and supporting large-scale network servers and resolving connectivity issues."
Your name, address, and phone are required fields. On this page, you have the option to save your resume as confidential, which will block your personal information from being viewed.
Complete the section regarding your desired job, which covers job type (employee, intern, contractor), salary, and location. You are then asked to describe your ideal job. This is another opportunity to demonstrate your
commitment to the potential employer抯 goals; avoid dwelling on your particular employment needs. The 500-character limit allows you to describe your ideal job in detail, but a few lines should suffice.
Describe Your Ideal Job - Example:
Seeking to establish a European and global presence for a software/hardware company, utilizing personal insights, business savvy, and knowledge of European customs and languages. Offer a proven record of success in establishing brand identity, elevating corporate presence and image, and facilitating the start-up of operations in various European locales.
Complete company size (you can choose "no preference" if applicable) and company category. Then select the appropriate type of company from the drop down list. If none of the categories apply, choose "other." Next, describe
your ideal company. If you are open to considering various types of companies, make sure your description reflects your flexibility. On the other hand, if you are sure about the type of company you wish to pursue,develop a targeted statement.
Describe Your Ideal Company - Example:
Searching for an opportunity to work for a leader in innovative network and telecommunication solutions.
You may choose up to 20 locations in the U.S. and abroad. Mark the checkbox if you are willing to relocate.
List your company name, location, job title, and start/end date for each position held. Entry-level candidates might also include internships or unpaid experience. The Resume Builder will list your employment history in reverse chronological order, so you don抰 have to worry about the order in which you input your jobs.
The quality of your "Work Description" is very important. For each position held, include both responsibilities and accomplishments. Responsibilities
are duties and job tasks that were expected of you in your position.
Examples include, "manage department with 15 employees and a budget of $2.5
million" and "create promotional materials to market program."
Accomplishments are achievements, awards, recognitions, special projects,
and promotions. Write down your key accomplishments using specific examples.
Examples are "saved the department $15,000 a year by recommending new office
supply vendors" and "awarded Top Salesperson in Northeast District in 1999."
Place the most emphasis on your recent career, providing significant detail
as far back as 15 years. Spend less time on earlier positions, unless they
directly relate to your current goal.
Work Description - Example:
Promoted to director position to create business plan and go-to-market
strategy for new product line targeting Global 2000 companies. The E-Biz
Direct product helps large mainframe shops simplify and accelerate the
transition to e-business. Charged with full P&L responsibility for achieving
revenues of $10 million in FY2000 and $50 million in three years. Conduct
quantitative market analyses to identify customer needs and develop product
requirements. Directly manage a team of three product managers and oversee
the activities of over 60 sales professionals. Drive the development and
delivery of new and revised products. Results to date:
* Reduced costs by 20% by introducing product lifecycle management methods,
formalizing processes for positioning, pricing, promotion, and rollout.
* Renamed and repositioned a product at the end of its lifecycle. The
repositioning was successful in overcoming the industry抯 preconceptions
about the product and targeting the e-business market.
* Organized and led a global marketing team to establish roles and
responsibilities across product lines and markets, resulting in elimination
of redundancies and overlap.
Ask your references for permission before submitting their names to the
Resume Builder. Your references should be people who are aware of the
quality of your work. Provide at least three references; the best references
are professional rather than personal.
Complete information regarding school, location, degree, and completion
date. Include industry licenses/certifications, professional designations,
courses, and seminars.
Under "description," include information that might be helpful in landing
interviews. If you have been out of school for five years or longer, it抯
probably not necessary to focus on your educational information, but you
should at least provide your major/minor. If you are a recent graduate,
consider adding relevant courses, GPA (only if it is impressive--3.0 or
higher depending on the difficulty of the program), extracurricular
activities, study abroad, honors, awards, and scholarships. The
2,000-character limit allows plenty of space to describe your training and
education in detail.
Education Description - Example (New Grad):
Communications major, concentration in broadcast production and news
- Graduated cum laude
- Study Abroad Program (City University, London) - broadcast studies
- ABC Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Award, 1999
- President's Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service, 1999
- Cable Channel 15, Best Director of the Year for Live Debates, 1995-1996
- National Broadcasting Society Scholarship, 1997-1999
- Alumni Leadership Scholarship, 1998
List your affiliations, professional memberships, and community memberships
in this section. Concentrate on professional organizations that relate to
your goal. Be sure to mention any leadership roles under "affiliation/role."
The skills section is a great opportunity to incorporate relevant industry
keywords. It is best not to skimp on this section. To determine the best
keywords for your goal, peruse job openings using Monster抯 Search Jobs
feature. Examine job ads to uncover skills that are in demand and list all
of your matching skills. Even if you are a novice, you can still list the
skill (indicate that you are a beginner), which will improve your chances of
being found in a keyword search. Besides skills relevant to your industry or
occupation, include computer programs/applications (list each program
individually) and foreign languages.
This optional section allows you to add any additional information that
might be relevant. Possible topics include publications, awards, patents,
volunteer experience, and public speaking engagements. If you are an
international candidate, you might include your work authorization status
and date of employment availability.