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Resume tips for mums with students - making every word count:

Helping someone write a resume? Every word counts.
By Kerri Peterson
Date: July 04 2012
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If you’re helping a student you know write a resume, use power verbs to describe accomplishments. Impress employers with words such as "first," "only," "best," "most," and "highest”. Use plain fonts such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana and Tahoma- these ooze professionalism. Keep font sizes between 10 and 12 point.

Use power verbs like these when helping a student write their resume:

Creative Skills - acted; conceptualised; created; designed; developed; directed; established

Management Skills - administered; analysed; assigned; attained; chaired; contracted; consolidated

Communication Skills - addressed; arbitrated; arranged; authored; corresponded; developed; directed

Administration skills - approved; arranged; catalogued; classified; collected; compiled; dispatched

Research skills- assessed; clarified; collected; critiqued; diagnosed; evaluated; examined; extracted

Technical skills - assembled; built; calculated; computed; designed; devised

Teaching skills - adapted; advised; clarified; coached; communicated; coordinated; developed; engineered

Financial Skills - administered; allocated; analysed; appraised; audited; balanced; budgeted

Too overwhelming?  Examples of skills, experiences and achievements Graduate Employers look for in a student resume are ready to select and edit in My Resume Builder.

About My Resume Builder

My Resume Builder is an online resume builder helping students create a professional resume just the way Australian employers like it. For more information visit www.myresumebuilder.com.au

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Carol says: 2012 07 05
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Don’t worry about the kids! I’ll use thes in mine

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