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  • INTRODUCES YOU Not dry reporting. Paints a picture of your unique successes & accomplishments. How do you work? Where do you thrive?
  • INTRODUCES YOU Exists to pique curiosity in you enough to lead to a conversation. Frequently known as an interview. Whether it’s graduate school, a campus job, your career, an internships, request for letter of recommendation, your resume will come in handy.
  • Good fit for their organization and needs
  • INTRODUCES YOU Typically part of a larger package of documents (cover letter, transcript, writing sample, test scores, online profiles, etc.)
  • INTRODUCES YOU Same rules apply but progressively higher standards as the stakes get higher (e.g. internship -> full-time)
  • Most overlooked step when writing a resume is to consider your reader. What about you would be interesting and compelling to this person? You do this every day in other conversations. Talking to a friend, a professor, your parents, introducing yourself to someone new late at night… you’re always considering your audience. Same holds true for the resume. Let’s consider a few examples…
  • SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER Know your reader – who is their dream candidate? The choices you make about what hits the page will show how well you understand them.
  • SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER Know your reader – who is their dream candidate? The choices you make about what hits the page will show how well you understand them.
  • SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER Know your reader – who is their dream candidate? The choices you make about what hits the page will show how well you understand them.
  • SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER Know your reader – who is their dream candidate? The choices you make about what hits the page will show how well you understand them.
  • SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER At the essence, your resume exists to build confidence by saying, “I am already doing all of the things that it will take to be successful for your role”
  • If your resume is a first impression, and you only get one sheet of paper to do it, what comes next? Just like a short paper you might write, the emphasis is on clarity, conciseness, and focus. The onus is on YOU to make this single sheet compelling for your reader. What do they want to know about you? What do they need to know in order to make a great first impression? THIS is what has to make the page. Probably a few times, in a few ways.
  • SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER Clearly, the resume must be a persuasive and assertively written document – and the best way to persuade is by using evidence. The evidence that you can bring to the your reader is a presentation of your past experience.
  • STANDS UP TO A QUICK SCAN AND A CLOSE READ Concise -one page! Yes, this means you.
  • STANDS UP TO A QUICK SCAN AND A CLOSE READ Well-organized & Unique -first things first -section headings
  • Clearly Formatted -consistent
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What is a Resume What is a Resume Presentation Transcript

  • What is a Resume?
  • -in five minutes or less.
    • YOUR RESUME…
    • INTRODUCES YOU IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS
    • IS SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER
    • STANDS UP TO A QUICK SCAN AND A CLOSE READ
    • YOUR RESUME…
    • INTRODUCES YOU IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS
    • IS SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER
    • STANDS UP TO A QUICK SCAN AND A CLOSE READ
  • PAINTS A PICTURE
  • CREATES CURIOSITY
  • BUILDS CONFIDENCE
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  • IMPROVES WITH TIME early campus job internship full-time work
    • YOUR RESUME…
    • INTRODUCES YOU IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS
    • IS SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER
    • STANDS UP TO A QUICK SCAN AND A CLOSE READ
  • LADY GAGA
  • OPRAH WINFREY Communicate Passionately Empathetic Pop Culture
  • MARK ZUCKERBERG entrepreneurial tech savvy
  • BARACK OBAMA Influence Change Political Involvement
  • I do them. Successfully. All of the time. Those things that you’re looking for?
  • CLEAR CONCISE FOCUSED
  • EVIDENCE results positive feedback impact change improvement scale and size percentages dollars who what when where why how benefits
    • YOUR RESUME…
    • INTRODUCES YOU IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS
    • IS SPECIFIC AND RELEVANT TO THE READER
    • STANDS UP TO A QUICK SCAN AND A CLOSE READ
  • USE ONE PAGE
  • PUT MOST COMPELLING INFORMATION FIRST
  • ORGANIZE CONSISTENTLY organization role location date
  • USE ACTIVE AND DESCRIPTIVE VERBS
  • INCLUDE CONTEXTUAL DETAILS Developed own project, including contacting dance companies and choreographers; designed budget of $4000 Represented the interests of the nearly 180,000 students in Holtz County Sold products and resolved customer conflicts in a fast-paced environment
  • DEMONSTRATE RESULTS Research culminated in an independent research project on the current economic situation in Wenzhou, China Named to Academic All-American, All-New England teams for lacrosse
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  • Hold for recommended resources
  • Hold for recommended next steps