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  • Purpose of a Resume  Showcase your skills, talents, abilities, and accomplishments  Quick advertisement of who you are  Communicate your assets – be clear and concise  Land an interview!
  • Make your Resume StandOut! - Employers look at resume for about 30 seconds
  • What to Remember When Developing a Resume  Make your name and contact info easy to locate.  Structure easy to read and follow.  Have a heading for each section.  Résumé's content should support the career goal.  Make e-mail address appropriate.  Avoid being repetitive.  Use easy to read formatting.  Make your résumé look original rather than like a template.  Keep statements short and concise.  Spell check!!!!
  • Myths of Resume Building Myth  I can use the same resume for multiple job applications.  Your references must be listed on your resumes.  Resumes should contain your entire work history. Fact  If your current resume has laboratory research listed, do not send it to a sales position.  Typically, these are listed and sent as a separate document.  List relevant and most recent jobs.
  • Tailoring your Resume Change your resume content for each job-type you apply for.
  • PowerWords! Start your bullets and statements with these!
  • KeyWords Match your qualifications with the job descriptions responsibilities and qualifications
  • Focus on Accomplishments  Your results or impact and tactics  Improved teamwork, prevented a problem, created a solution, increased profits/membership, overcame obstacles, developed a new procedure Basic: Started a new program Strong: Created and implemented a new mentoring program with 80% participation of residents 2 parts
  • Components of a Resume  1. Heading  Name, Address (with full zip code), Phone number with area code, Appropriate email address  2. Objective/Profile  The profile is about you, the objective is about them.  3. Education  4. Experience  5. Certifications  6.Additional Information  Skills, Honors &Awards, Hobbies and Interest (If applicable)  7. References (always a separate page)  Professional individuals who can attest to how awesome you are!
  • Resume #1
  • Resume #2
  • Cover Letter
  • Tips &Tricks
  • Resources  Hire CalYOU  Cal U Career Services Redbook  Make an appointment with your Career Advisor  Utilize walk – in hours at Career Services