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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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  • 1. Career Center Resume Wri*ng
  • 2. Purpose • Type of Posi-on • Audience • What They Need to Know – Relevancy – Contribu-ons – Fit
  • 3. Agenda • Tailoring a Resume • Resume Structure & Format • Accomplishment Statements • Differences Between Resume & CV
  • 4. Tailor • A Targeted, Focused Document • Research the Organiza-on • Network for Informa-on
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Resume Structure: Skills • Communica-on WriUen, 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, seVng 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
  • 7. Resume Format: Ac-ve Verbs Tailor Your Ac-ve 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
  • 8. Accomplishment Statements A strong accomplishment statement should include: • Your Story – Your Skills – Results and Impact – Your Par-cular Role
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Differences Between Resume & CV
  • 12. Career Center Contact Us (919) 660-­‐1050 hUp://studentaffairs.duke.edu/career Facebook.com/DukeCareers TwiUer.com/DukeCareers