Many individuals have stressed out over job interviews and their resumes. I think that everyone has including me. It is very vital to have a quality resume if you want to get a good job after graduation. Stressing out over getting a good job and having a good resume is something that everyone in this room can relate to, I’m sure. If not then you probably have a great skill that many wish they had. Throughout my college career I have gone to numerous resume building workshops and have had numerous resumes myself to perfect it. I think that having a strong resume is very important and I think that everyone should have the chance to learn how to build a successful resume. What I’m going to teach you during my speech today is what a resume is, what to include in your resume, and how to set up your resume properly. First of all you need to understand what a resume is. In the book According to Career Essentials: The Resume by Dale Mayor, a resume is a marketing tool and an opportunity to sell yourself to your future employer. You want to show how you can benefit your future employer and list how you are qualified. During our economic recession, many people have applied to jobs that they are not qualified for simply because they really need a job. By showing a future employer that you are qualified will give you the upper hand in getting the job. You need to show what you can offer to the company but make it short, sweet, and simple. Make sure it is also very constant and it aims toward what the future job entails. In your resume you need to include information that is current and truthful. You should never lie in your resume because they usually go through a verification system and you don’t want to get caught lying in your resume or changing updates. After understanding what a resume is, now you need to know what to include in your resume. You need to consider who you are and you need to show the experiences that you have gained and the

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