Cara ValentineCareer Development CenterSUNY Buffalo Statevalentc01@buffalostate.edu
Name Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad ORAlum Major OR Undeclared? Why are you attending today’s workshop? What areyou hoping to learn?Getting to know you…
What is a resume? Content and format of a resume-(ReverseChronological) Resume samples Specific questions regarding your own resumesOverview Handout!!!
What is a resume?A resume is a brief professional depiction ofyourself. Its portrays your experiences, skills andabilities as well as your qualifications.
What is the purpose of aresume?GET AN INTERVEW!!!
Supports and strengthens your job objective Attracts attention to your abilities Encourages hiring authority to find out more aboutyou Demonstrates your future value Reflects your uniqueness Creates a favorable impression Well organized and well typedEffective Guidelines-ResumeWhat comes first on resume?
JAZMINE WASHINGTON631 Victoria AvenueKenmore, New York 14217(607) firstname.lastname@example.org___________________________________________________________________________Elizabeth A. Sparks3 Darian Court - Apartment 1CPomona, New York 10970(914) 354-5338Lizzyloveslizards@email@example.com
Sarah Martinezsmartinez@gmail.comPresent Address (until May 2012) Permanent Address621 Waterbury Lane 211 Gardenview TerraceBuffalo, New York 14221 Sodus, New York 12076(716) 877-5521 (315) 675-1111Irving GonzalezGonzalezIR@roadrunner.comPresent Address (May 20XX) Permanent Address1300 Elmwood Avenue Barnes Avenue #12Tower 2 Room 415 New York, New York 10466Buffalo, New York 14222 212-423-0809
TOBY MILLER3125 NORTH FOREST PLACE ♦BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14226 ♦firstname.lastname@example.orgLUKE J. STA113 Helper LaneBuffalo, New York 14222(716) 826-5131LukeJ@gmail.comLucas JohnsonSHANDY R. JAMES144 Shortview Avenue • Buffalo, New York 14201(716) 666-1636 • email@example.comAny ideas on whatcomes next?
Description which defines the type of job desired bycandidate Should support job applying for and resume contentOBJECTIVE Handout!!!
Resort/Hotel Management A position as a Graphic Designer. News ReporterSimple Statement ofProfessional Position
A position in sales management. An internship in Human Resources. A position in fashion design.Functional Area ofInterest
A fund raising position in New York City for non-profit organization. A full-time sales role in the pharmaceutical industrywith a Fortune 500 Company. A marketing position with emphasis on research.Particular EmploymentCome see us ifyou’re havingproblems withobjective!!
An entry-level position A challenging and interesting position Opportunity for advancement Dealing with people A progressive organizationAvoid using broadobjectives…
Candidacy for initial certification- prior to passing all required tests and completion of studentteaching Initial certification- Upon completion of all tests, but before completion of your Masters degree Professional- Once you are finished with you Masters degree Examples: Candidate for NYS initial Dual Certification in Special Education and ChildhoodEducation (Grades 1-6) Initial NYS Certification in Childhood Education (1-6) with Middle ChildhoodExtension in Math (7-9) Professional NYS Certification in Early Childhood Education (b-2) Candidate for Initial New York State Certification in Early Childhood and ChildhoodEducation (B-6) Candidate for NYS Initial Certification in Speech and Language Disabilities MIITC Students: Candidate for NYS Initial Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) OR Early ChildhoodEducation (Birth- Grades 2)Certification Area(s) – Takes the place ofan Objective
Include Name of School Degree Major/Minor Date Degree received or expected (month/year) Optional Honors and Scholarships GPA or Major GPA above 3.0/4.0 Multiple Schools Do not list high school, unless you need to emphasize Examples: Hiring manager went to HS, Trade School, or Freshman Only include colleges you’ve received a degree from List most recent college firstEDUCATIONSee Part-TimeHandout!
Professional way to write out college on resume:State University of New York College at BuffaloOfficial Transcript- LinkedIn!!SUNY Buffalo State
OBJECTIVE Wildlife Biologist AssistantEDUCATION BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIOLOGY, 5/2011State University of New York College at Buffalo StateGPA: 3.8/4.0, Dean’s ListOBJECTIVEA full-time sales role in the Pharmaceutical Industry with a Fortune 500 Company.EDUCATIONState University College at Buffalo, New YorkBachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 2011Management ConcentrationMajor G.P.A. 3.9/4.0, Deans ListErie Community College, Orchard Park, New YorkAssociate of Science in Business Administration, December 2009CERTIFICATIONCandidate for New York State Certification in Art Education (grades K-12)EDUCATIONBachelor of Science in Art Education, Expected 12/2012State University College at Buffalo, New YorkGPA 3.2/4.0, Deans List
Each Experience should include: Organization City State Position Title Dates EmployedEXPERIENCE Cont…
CDC has a great list of AVS!!! Some examples: Tutored groups of students in biology. Trained new hires and delegated daily responsibilitiesto all staff. Edited and produced digital video documentary oncommunity needs. Generated $1.2M in sales from 2011-2012. Located and recruited new clients.Action Verb StatementsHandout!!!
Courses (Upper level Jr/Sr no course #’s) Special Projects Special Skills Campus Activities Community Involvement Computer Skills Licenses and Certifications Professional Affiliations Research, Publications and Presentations Interests (Examples that directly relate to position)Optional Content:
FormatConsistent Font Style Font Size Bolding Margins Lines Bullet pointsReverse Chronological Under each section datesshould show most recentexperience first. Exception- “reverserule” may beappropriate when yourpast experience relatescloser to the positionapplying for.Handout!!!
Format Cont. Capitalize HEADINGS! Can use bold, italic, and underlining to highlightimportant words or phrases- Don’t over do it!! Print on good quality paper Do Not: Use Abbreviations List previous salaries, supervisors, employeraddresses or reasons for leaving Have misspelling or typos Use “I” or “My” Use complete sentences or paragraphs Include Social Security Number (Unless federalresume) Photograph List names of references Bright colored paper Use word templates! Try to keep resume to one page 2 pager Must cover at least half of the second page Must include name and page number in top rightcorner
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