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Tips for writing a great resume for that summer job in 2010 on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket
Determine your island job search objective prior to writing the resume. Once you have determined an objective you can structure your resume around that objective. Are you looking for a restaurant summer job? Hotel summer job? Do you want a summer internship in 2010? What do you want to do in the summer 2010?
Think of your resume as a marketing tool. Market yourself through your resume. Why should a company hire you for summer a summer job?
Use your resume to obtain an interview on the island, not a job. You want to generate enough interest to be called in for an interview.
Use the interview to provide a more detailed explanation of your accomplishments at a restaurant, bar, hotel or within your area of study at school.
Use bulleted sentences. Resumes are read quickly. Bullets make it easier for someone to quickly scan your resume and still absorb it.
Lead with your strengths. Put strengths first where they are more apt to be read.
Accent the positives. Focus on job duties that support your objective.
Use action words. Action words cause your resume to pop. For example, prepared, developed, monitored, and presented.
Use #'s, $'s and %'s. Numbers, dollars, and percentages stand out in the body of a resume.
Construct your resume to read easily. Remember, summer resumes are reviewed quickly. Help the reader to scan your resume efficiently and effectively.
Have someone else read your resume. They may help you discover items you left off your resume.
After you've finished your resume, start your island job search!
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