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Title: Resume Workshop


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Resume Workshop

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What is a Resume?
  • Definition
  • A description of who you are
  • your competencies
  • accomplishments
  • future capabilities
  • A marketing tool
  • Purpose
  • Applicants perspective-
  • Get the attention of a prospective employer
  • Get an interview
  • Reviewers perspective
  • Communicate value
  • Applicant screening

3
Quick Question
  • An interviewer will spend, on average,
    ___________, screening any one individual resume.
  • A. 1 minute
  • B. 3 minutes
  • C. 5 minutes
  • D. none of the above

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Do Your Research!
  • Know yourself
  • Experiences
  • Skills
  • Strengths
  • Interests
  • Future goals
  • Desired type of job
  • Know the employer
  • Mission or Vision
  • Distinctive services or features
  • Applicant fit
  • Culture
  • Target your resume.

5
A GOOD RESUME
CONTENT The type of information you choose to
put on your resume.
FORMAT The way you arrange this information.
APPEARANCE How this information is presented
aesthetically.
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CONTENT
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Content Guidelines
  • Think about the qualities, skills and experiences
    you want your audience to know about.
  • Relevant experiences can be both paid and unpaid.
  • You can make custom categories and headings to
    suit your needs.

8
Contact specifics
  • One e-mail address
  • A phone number with professional voice-mail
  • Your current address
  • Example
  • Amanda Smith
  • 12234 Main St.
  • Hometown, VA 00011
  • smithax_at_yahoo.com
  • (540) 555-8989

9
Objective Statements Yes or No?
  • Writing Objective Statements
  • Focus on how you would benefit employer or grad
    school- not how they can help you.
  • Dont be vague.
  • Be concise and direct.
  • Target your objective to each specific employer.
  • Key ingredients to a successful objective
    statement
  • Name the job/position for which you are applying.
  • Note how your skill set is a match.

10
Whats wrong with this picture?
  • Lets look at the samples.

11
Educational Background
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, May 2008
  • Hospitality Tourism Management Major
  • Overall GPA 3.1 Major GPA 3.6
  • (Usually dont need to list High School at all.)
  • Relevant Coursework
  • Bulleted list of 6-8 courses OR
  • Description of 2-3 major projects
  • Academic honors, special certifications,
    endorsements, etc.

12
Experience
  • Start with your title, the organization,
    location, and time frame.
  • Each relevant position should have a list of your
    accomplishments.
  • Start with a verb in the past tense.
  • Avoid duties include or responsible for.
  • Quantify, be descriptive, and identify strengths.
  • Example Edited a monthly newsletter for the
    department, streamlining office communication."

13
Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Computer programs/software/languages.
  • Familiar or proficient?
  • Foreign Language Skills
  • Basic understanding, conversant or fluent?
  • Lab/Scientific Skills
  • Equipment you can use, processes you can perform.

14
References
  • References available upon request at the
    bottom?
  • When to provide references
  • What to include for each reference

15
FORMAT
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Chronological Format
  • Organizes information around dates, stating what
    you did and when.
  • Work history is typically related to the job
    objective.
  • Jobs/experiences are listed in reverse
    chronological order.
  • Titles and organizations are emphasized.
  • Accomplishments are highlighted.

17
Chronological Resume
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Functional Format
  • Organizes information around functional headings,
    highlighting major areas of accomplishments and
    strength.
  • Allows you to organize content in an order that
    most supports the objective not bound by dates.
  • Titles and work history are secondary.
  • Draws on all sources of experience- volunteer,
    activities, courses, work and signifies each as
    equally important.

19
Functional Resume
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Combination Format
  • Combines the best aspects of both the
    chronological and functional.
  • Emphasizes skills, accomplishments, interests,
    and work experience relative to the objective.
  • When to use the Combination Format?
  • Use when you want to emphasize previous
    activities and or experience while also
    highlighting transferable skills.

21
Combination Resume
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Combination Resume
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APPEARANCE
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Appearance
  • Dont use a template.
  • Print on a laser printer.
  • Be consistent with heading style and margins.
  • Font no smaller than 10 point.
  • Margins no smaller than 0.5 inches.
  • Paper choice matters.
  • Check for spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Use one font style and size (except for your
    name).
  • Fill the page.
  • Try to stick to 1 page in most cases.
  • Paragraphs vs. bullets.
  • Use bullets, not dashes.

25
A Few Final Guidelines Dos
  • Revise your resume often. Have a variety of
    people give you feedback.
  • If a position is still in progress, indicate so
  • Fall 2006-present.
  • Vary your verbs.
  • Talk about the big picture, i.e. what impact your
    action had on the organization.
  • Proofread beyond spell check.

26
A Few Final Guidelines
  • Dont include hobbies.
  • Dont use I.
  • Dont describe duties in paragraph form - use
    bullets.

27
COVER LETTERS
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Key Elements
  • Contact Information
  • Content
  • Purpose of Letter
  • Special Skills
  • Follow-up Intent
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