Secrets of the Job Hunt


Monday, December 11, 2006

Sample PowerPoint Resume

Looking for something to make you stand out in the job search? Try a PowerPoint resume. They are different and distinctive.

Tracy Parish of CareerPlan was kind enough to send me a sample PowerPoint resume template. She claims her clients have had great success with using them. Here's a few rules she has created for their use.

- Whenever you email your MS Word version of your resume, you can also attach the PowerPoint version. It is best to explain in the body of the email that you have included two attachments and one is a PowerPoint resume that highlights your main qualifications.

- You could also copy it to a CD and mail or hand deliver to a potential employer.

I also think its a great conversation starter during your first interview. Check out a previous post on the subject.

1 comment:

Andy Mohan said...

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§ Your resume should be short on words but long on facts.
§ It should convey a sense of energy and purpose, reflecting your personality and personal characteristics.
§ Your resume must focus on your strengths and abilities.
§ It should deflect attention away from areas of your experience or work history that lack vigor or definition.
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