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Title: Write The Perfect Resume


1
Write The Perfect Resume
2
What to know before you start!
  • People dont read resumesThey SKIM them!
  • (Employers look for any reason to throw away a
    resume since they get so many. Visually it should
    look appealing and be easy to read)

3
Intro
  • Identify your Job/School target and make target
    statements
  • Identify core job/school qualifications and find
    evidence for skills
  • Parts of a Resume
  • Dos and Donts
  • Format, Edit, Polish, and Proofread
  • Full Sample

4
Identify your Job/School target and make target
statements
  • You dont want to apply for a job you arent
    interested in
  • Decide what you want to do or where you want to
    go (ex. Im good at accounting)
  • Specify your target (ex. Entry level auditor for
    a big 5 accounting firm)

5
Identify Core Job/School Qualifications and
Compile Evidence
  • Most ads specify a variety of required skills
  • Other ways to find qualifications
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Informational Interviews with Professionals
  • Professional Associations
  • College Career Centers
  • Make notes on experiences that could fill the
    skill requirements of the job

6
Parts of a Resume
  • Contact Information
  • Objective
  • Education
  • Related Experience
  • Other Experience
  • Activities
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Honors
  • Licenses/Accreditations
  • Skills (languages, computer programs)
  • References

7
Contact Info
  • Your name should be prominent, top and center of
    the page, at least 18 pt. font.
  • In smaller font include Permanent Address (and
    School Address if applicable), Phone numbers
    (home/cell), and E-mail
  • The address should have no abbreviations (i.e. Rd
    should be Road)
  • Example

Meredith Johnson School Address
Permanent Address 257 West Shell Street
780 Columbus Road Bradenton, FL 34201
Boston, MA 02120 (617) 559-9049
merejay_at_yahoo.com (513) 729-8350
8
Objective
  • Make it short and to the point
  • There should be no question as to the purpose of
    this resume
  • Clearly state the type of position you hope to
    obtain
  • Example for an Engineer

Objective To obtain a position as an engineer in
the field of structural engineering.
9
Education
  • Recent graduates should have this section right
    below their objective (this will probably be your
    strongest asset).
  • Highest level of achievement should be first (ex.
    Bachelor and then Associate), and leave out High
    School unless it applies to the career.
  • List the degree as awarded by the institution
    (A.A., B.A., B.S., etc.) but spell them out.

10
Education cont
  • Include your GPA only if it is over a 3.0 (you
    may want to include Major GPA instead if it is
    higher).
  • You only need to include schools that granted you
    a degree (If you transferred from a school you
    may leave it out).
  • Could include Deans/Provost list below the
    degree.

Education State University of New York College
at Oneonta Oneonta, NY Bachelor of Arts in
psychology Exp. May 2010 GPA 3.6
11
Related Experience
  • Any work experience or major activities that are
    relevant to the career you are applying for can
    be included here.
  • Include place of employment, job title, dates
    worked, bulleted summary (w/ action verbs)
  • Start with most recent
  • Example
  • Related Experience
  • Evening Sun Newspaper, Stansbury, CT
    Jan 2006-Present
  • Intern
  • Received Outstanding Service Award, 1999-2000
  • Effectively interviewed and wrote articles for
    the weekly news
  • Generated a list of 120 advertising businesses

12
Other Experience
  • Any other job experience that doesnt relate to
    the career you are applying to should go here,
    with same format as in related experience.
  • Include any activities you have been actively
    involved in, starting with most recent.
  • Should include activity title, any leadership
    positions, and dates involved.

Activities
13
Publications, Presentations, and Honors
  • Honors awarded for sports, leadership, and
    service
  • Written and published articles or papers
  • Presented at any conferences or meetings
  • Ex
  • Presentations
  • Bake a pie National Cake conference May
    2001

14
Skills
  • Fluency in a foreign language
  • Computer knowledge and experience
  • Operating office machinery
  • Certification or license to operate special
    equipment in this section (if received in
    college, you may place this under education)
  • Interests/hobbies

15
References
  • Available on Request
  • OR
  • Include full name, title, address, and phone /
    email address
  • Hint If you only have an email address for one
    Reference, dont include it.

16
Dos
  • Do STAY CONSISTENT! If you start with one format,
    stay with it. (ex. If you start numbering dates
    5/08, number all dates. Dont change half way
    through to May 2008)
  • Do make the whole resume look appealing to the
    eye
  • Do use professional weight paper, maybe in an off
    white or bright white, so the resume will stand
    out.

17
Dos
  • Do use only one font style, but utilize font
    size, bolds, italics, and underlines to catch the
    eye.
  • Do Label your second page with your name and page
    2
  • Do prepare a list of great Action verbs
  • Do be prepared for a phone call
  • Do keep information relevant to what you are
    applying for

18
Donts
  • Dont make your resume more than 2 pages
    (especially if you have recently graduated)
  • Dont repeat anything
  • Dont include high school information
  • Dont make bulleted items full sentences
  • Dont use pictures or random colors

19
Donts
  • Dont ever repeat the same information
  • Dont use templates
  • Dont staple a resume/cover letter
  • Dont use negative words

20
CHRIS DOE 212 Hollow Road SUNY
College at Oneonta Binghamton, NY 13888

Golding Hall 478 cdoe2_at_oneonta.edu

Oneonta, NY 13820 Mobile (607) 316-0202

Room (607) 364-1324
  • OBJECTIVE
  • To obtain an entry level position at _________
  • EDUCATION
  • State University of New York College at Oneonta,
    Oneonta, NY May 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography with
    concentration in International Business and World
    Trade, GPA 3.59 (as of Fall 2007)
  • Deans List (2 semesters)
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • Resident Advisor
  • SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY Aug. 2006-May 2008
  • Assist residents with personal and academic
    issues
  • Facilitate meetings
  • Develop educational and fun programs each month
  • Enforce rules and regulations within the
    residence hall

21
  • Intern
  • Rounder Records Group, Burlington, MA May
    2007-Aug. 2007
  • Acquired positive traits to become successful in
    the business world
  • Contacted and serviced venues with tour support
    material
  • Ensured venues had adequate preparations for
    artists and
  • publicists
  • Assistant Manager
  • Subway, Oneonta, NY Mar. 2003-Aug. 2007
  • Directed opening of store and preparations of
    sandwiches
  • Monitored Inventory and prepared weekly order
  • Learned to prioritize quickly and work under
    pressure
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Field Hockey, Goalie Nov. 2004 Present
  • Resident Student Organization Aug. 2006
    Present
  • Cancer Walk, Volunteer May 2005
  • Polish Club, Vice President Nov. 2004 Jun.
    2005
  • Golding Hall Government Sept. 2004 May 2005

22
SKILLS Nearly fluent in Polish Proficient in
Microsoft Office Suite, Minitab, SPSS, Internet
Explorer, and Firefox Farming experience Strong
Intrapersonal Skills REFERENCES Available upon
Request
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