Resume Writing Amy O’Donnell Career Development Lecturer [email_address] ST 2012 419-530-2422
Components <ul><li>Identifying information </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Relev...
Identifying Information <ul><li>Full name </li></ul><ul><li>Current/permanent address </li></ul><ul><li>Current/permanent ...
Objective (Career/Job/Internship) <ul><li>It’s not all about you (remember this is  </li></ul><ul><li>em ployment , not  m...
How do I Know What to Put in My Objective <ul><li>Visit company websites and select their career opportunities tabs </li><...
Objective: Key Words <ul><li>America’s Career InfoNet  http://www.careerinfonet.org/acinet/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Objective Samples <ul><li>Seeking an accounting internship.  Wish to apply mathematic, analytical and evaluative skills in...
Education <ul><li>Leave high school off (except in rare circumstances) </li></ul><ul><li>Degree and major </li></ul><ul><l...
Employment/Experience <ul><li>This section can have a variety of headings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Related or Relevant - Fiel...
Experience Sample Format <ul><li>Name of the Organization , City, State </li></ul><ul><li>Position Title , Dates of Employ...
Experience Example <ul><li>The Gap , Toledo, OH </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Associate , May 2005 - Present </li></ul><ul><li>G...
Experience: Key Words <ul><li>America’s Career InfoNet  http://www.careerinfonet.org/acinet/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>...
Other Sections <ul><li>Honors-especially those related to the position/field </li></ul><ul><li>Activities-leadership is gr...
“ Kick it up a notch”   with crisp, action verbs, adjectives, nouns and results <ul><li>Managed </li></ul><ul><li>Influenc...
Reference Page <ul><li>Use the same “style” as your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Have 4-6 you can list—3 for any given applica...
Reference Page Entry <ul><li>Ms. Amy O’Donnell </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development Lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>College of ...
Your “Look” <ul><li>Paper should be cotton or linen </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative colors are best--can’t go wrong with wh...
Helpful Resources <ul><li>VAULT Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Chapters 1-4 on  Resumes , as well as rele...
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  • Resume Writing

    1. 1. Resume Writing Amy O’Donnell Career Development Lecturer [email_address] ST 2012 419-530-2422
    2. 2. Components <ul><li>Identifying information </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant coursework/projects/research </li></ul><ul><li>Experience/Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Activities/leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Honors </li></ul><ul><li>Other good stuff </li></ul>
    3. 3. Identifying Information <ul><li>Full name </li></ul><ul><li>Current/permanent address </li></ul><ul><li>Current/permanent phone </li></ul><ul><li>Email address </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Now’s the time to clean up your act—you never get a second chance to make </li></ul><ul><li>a first impression </li></ul>
    4. 4. Objective (Career/Job/Internship) <ul><li>It’s not all about you (remember this is </li></ul><ul><li>em ployment , not me ployment ) </li></ul><ul><li>Specificity is a plus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job function (position) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience/skills offered </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No objective is an option </li></ul>
    5. 5. How do I Know What to Put in My Objective <ul><li>Visit company websites and select their career opportunities tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Review internet job boards </li></ul><ul><li>Select newspaper classified ads </li></ul><ul><li>Speak with people “in the know” </li></ul><ul><li>This Spring, check out the Job Fair List of Employer Participants online https://stmain.st.utoledo.edu/BCPJobFair/Students/JobFairStuInfoCtr.asp </li></ul>
    6. 6. Objective: Key Words <ul><li>America’s Career InfoNet http://www.careerinfonet.org/acinet/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>The Occupational Outlook Handbook ( http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Information Network (O*NET) http://online.onetcenter.org/ </li></ul>
    7. 7. Objective Samples <ul><li>Seeking an accounting internship. Wish to apply mathematic, analytical and evaluative skills in a business environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Desire a sales internship with an organization that promotes application of communication, relationship building and persuasive skills. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Education <ul><li>Leave high school off (except in rare circumstances) </li></ul><ul><li>Degree and major </li></ul><ul><li>Date--assume you’ll graduate, most recent degree first </li></ul><ul><li>Overall and major GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Special areas of emphasis, relevant course work, research </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of education self-financed </li></ul>
    9. 9. Employment/Experience <ul><li>This section can have a variety of headings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Related or Relevant - Field-specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paid/Volunteer - Other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most related to position of interest goes first </li></ul><ul><li>List employer, position, location, dates </li></ul><ul><li>Use key words, action words, qualifiers, quantifiers, examples of progressive responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself “why” an employer needs to </li></ul><ul><li>know this </li></ul>
    10. 10. Experience Sample Format <ul><li>Name of the Organization , City, State </li></ul><ul><li>Position Title , Dates of Employment </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT WRITE “RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE OR DUTIES INCLUDE” </li></ul><ul><li>List responsibilities using action words </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on accomplishments, achievements—why would an employer want to know this </li></ul>
    11. 11. Experience Example <ul><li>The Gap , Toledo, OH </li></ul><ul><li>Sales Associate , May 2005 - Present </li></ul><ul><li>Greet customers and ascertain customer wants or needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Ticket, arrange and display merchandise to promote sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently achieve daily sales goals by 15%. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized as Employee of the Month twice in a five month period </li></ul>
    12. 12. Experience: Key Words <ul><li>America’s Career InfoNet http://www.careerinfonet.org/acinet/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>The Occupational Outlook Handbook ( http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Information Network (O*NET) http://online.onetcenter.org/ </li></ul>
    13. 13. Other Sections <ul><li>Honors-especially those related to the position/field </li></ul><ul><li>Activities-leadership is great </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiencies-platforms, languages, programs </li></ul><ul><li>Information that will be eye-catching or thought-provoking </li></ul><ul><li>References/Portfolio availability </li></ul>
    14. 14. “ Kick it up a notch” with crisp, action verbs, adjectives, nouns and results <ul><li>Managed </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiated </li></ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Success </li></ul><ul><li>Inquisitive </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive </li></ul>“ Your Guide to Resume Writing: Action Words,” http://www.jobweb.com/Resumes_Interviews/resume_guide/action.htm
    15. 15. Reference Page <ul><li>Use the same “style” as your resume </li></ul><ul><li>Have 4-6 you can list—3 for any given application is standard </li></ul><ul><li>Center the references on the page </li></ul><ul><li>Include all contact information your reference is willing to release (address, phone, email etc.) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Reference Page Entry <ul><li>Ms. Amy O’Donnell </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development Lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>College of Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Toledo </li></ul><ul><li>2801 West Bancroft St. </li></ul><ul><li>Toledo, OH 43606-3390 </li></ul><ul><li>419-530-2422 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    17. 17. Your “Look” <ul><li>Paper should be cotton or linen </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative colors are best--can’t go wrong with white </li></ul><ul><li>Parchment paper does not re-produce well </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled papers are ok, as long as they’re not too fuzzy </li></ul><ul><li>Matching envelopes are nice </li></ul><ul><li>Type addresses or use labels </li></ul>
    18. 18. Helpful Resources <ul><li>VAULT Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Chapters 1-4 on Resumes , as well as relevant articles under the Career Advice tab (Job Search) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Your Guide to Resume Writing: How to prepare and effective resume,” http://www.jobweb.com/Resumes_Interviews/resume_guide/how_to.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.rileyguide.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.CareerJournal.com (Resume Gallery) </li></ul><ul><li>www.monster.com </li></ul><ul><li>Department or Student Organization resume books </li></ul>
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