#9613 Jeff wants to work in the information technology field. Cindy dreams of being a gourmet chef. Over the course of this program, these students learn how to write functional, chronological, combination, and newsletter-style resumes using information on their skills and experience that they identify through two exercises: Personal Inventory (to capture the “what”) and Showing Your COLORS (to uncover the “how”). Ways to get a resume in front of a decision maker’s eyes are also addressed, and insightful snippets of commentary by a career counselor and an HR professional are interspersed throughout. Engaging and informative, Resumes: A How-To Guide is an excellent introduction to resume writing for students with little or no job experience. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. (35 minutes). © 2008.
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“An expertly crafted instructional video providing the viewer with the fundamentals of writing a basic resume. The video walks the viewer through the steps of gathering information by creating a personal inventory. The inventory is then expanded to specifically relate to the career objective. Four different forms of resumes are provided to guide the user to choose the most appropriate and beneficial one.
“The narrator speaks clearly and is easily understood. Advice from a career services professional at the University of Pennsylvania enhances the information presented. Splash screens throughout the video summarize previously presented material and introduce the next topic.
“This film is highly recommended for the intended audience. High school libraries and general college libraries should include this in their collection. While geared toward high school students, public libraries may find that their patrons will also benefit from this how-to.”—Educational Media Reviews Online
“A great practical resource for anyone who needs to put together a job hunting calling card…. Combining both practical and creative advice, together with good onscreen graphics of the basic building blocks of a resume, this is a comprehensive resource sure to be useful in high school, academic, and public library career collections. Highly recommended.”—Video Librarian (3.5 out of 4 stars, featured review)
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