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This presentation is from our Resume Writing for Undergraduates workshop. Use this as advice to help you with any resume questions you may have.

This presentation is from our Resume Writing for Undergraduates workshop. Use this as advice to help you with any resume questions you may have.

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  • Resume  Writing  
  • Purpose   •  Type  of  Posi+on     •  Audience     •  What  They  Need  to  Know   – Relevancy   – Contribu+ons   – Fit    
  • Agenda   •  Tailoring  a  Resume     •  Resume  Structure  &  Format     •  Accomplishment  Statements     •  Differences  Between  Resume  &  CV  
  • Tailor   •  A  Targeted,  Focused   Document     •  Research  the  Organiza+on   •  Network  for  Informa+on    
  • Resume  Structure   •  Contact  Informa+on     •  Educa+on   •  Relevant  Experience   •  Campus  &  Community   Involvement     •  Relevant  Coursework/ Projects       •  Research  Experience     •  Entrepreneurial   Ac+vi+es     •  Skills  Sec+on  (Computer,   Language,  Lab)     •  Honors  &  Awards  
  • Resume  Structure:     Skills     §  Communica)on    WriTen,  presenta+on,  oral,   listening   §  Cri)cal  Thinking    Iden+fying  problems,  research,   evaluate  op+ons   §  Interpersonal    Rela+onship  development,   coopera+on,  nego+a+on,   respec+ng  other  cultures   §  Leadership    Planning,  organizing,  coaching   and  training  others,  seUng   objec+ves   §  Technical    Computer  skills,  data   manipula+on,  quan+ta+ve  skills,   set  design  or  ligh+ng  experience   §  Self  Management    Ethical  behavior,  ci+zenship,  +me   management,  detail  oriented  
  • Resume  Format:   Active  Verbs   •  Research  –  Analyzed,  Built,  Conducted,   Designed,  Enhanced,  Examined   •  Marke)ng  –  Collaborated,  Created,   Facilitated,  Performed,  Promoted   •  Business  –  Assessed,  Collected,  Consolidated,   Directed,  Implemented   •  NonProfit  –  Administered,  Coordinated,   Demonstrated,  Developed,  Organized   Tailor  Your  Ac+ve  Verbs  
  • Accomplishment  Statements   A  strong  accomplishment  statement  should   include:   •  Your  Story   – Your  Skills   – Results  and  Impact   – Your  Par+cular  Role  
  • Accomplishment  Statements   Components of a Strong Bullet Point/Accomplishment Statement Action Verb “Coordinated” +Project/Activity “3 fundraising events for local shelters” +Result “raised more than $8000, 20% over goal, greatly improving community awareness” =Accomplishment Coordinated 3 fundraising events for local shelters, raising more than $8,000, 20% over goal, greatly improving community awareness. Ac)on  Verb  +  Project  or  Ac)vity  +  Result=   Accomplishment  Statement    
  • Differences  Between  a   Resume  &  a  CV   •  CV  is  a  comprehensive  document  that  tells   your  story     •  Resume  is  a  succinct  &  concise  document   tailored  to  a  par+cular  posi+on  
  • Differences  Between       Resume  &  CV   CV   RESUME   Audience   Fellow  academics  in  your  field   Poten+al  employers  and  networking   contacts   Goal   To  obtain  an  academic  posi+on,   grant,  or  fellowship   To  obtain  a  non-­‐academic  job   Structure   Complete  history  of  your  academic   creden+als:  research,  teaching,   awards,  service     Brief  snapshot  of  your  most  relevant   skills  and  experience   Focus   Your  academic  achievements  and   your  scholarly  poten+al     Relevant  skills  and  experience  that   prove  you  can  do  the  job  well   Length   Flexible     1-­‐2  pages  (more  only  if  truly   necessary)   Unnecessary   Info   Ac+vi+es  unrelated  to  academic   pursuits  (Teaching,  Research,   Service)   Unabridged  list  of  publica+ons,   presenta+ons,  conferences   aTended,  courses  taught,  irrelevant   experience  
  • Contact  Us   (919)  660-­‐1050   hTp://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career      Facebook.com/DukeCareers      TwiTer.com/DukeCareers