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Resume basics for college sophomores and juniors

Resume basics for college sophomores and juniors

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  • Resumes FIONA LOFTON HANNA DEBRUHL JUSTIN THOMPSON LATOYA JEETER
  • Just So You Know  Most resumes are only scanned for approximately 7 – 20 seconds??  BUT…REMEMBER….  Your resume is still an employer’s  first impression of you and  can either make or break you
  • What’s a Resume?  Marketing tool  Summary of qualifications  Highlights:  Work/activity experiences  Education  Skills/accomplishments  Background  Resume > Interview > Job  Good resume + successful interview = job
  • Tips for Writing Your Resume  Spend ample time preparing your resume  Resume writing is a process – it cannot be done in a few hours  Generally takes 5 – 15 hours to prepare a resume  Be prepared to write and rewrite  Do not take offense to criticism – it will only help you in the long run  Custom design resume for each position  Focus on the employers need  Do not only prepare one “blanket” resume  Proofread, proofread, proofread  Have family, friends, mentors, or career services proofread as well
  • Quantifiers and Qualifiers
  • Resume Types
  • Chronological Resume
  • Functional Resume
  • Hybrid/Combination Resume
  • Internship Resume             Emphasizes educational experiences and accomplishments. One page, but two pages at length Do not fill second page with “Fluff” If there is not enough relevant information for at least onehalf of a second page, trim the resume to one page Common Sections Objective Education Academic Experience/Course Highlights Certifications Related Experience Additional Experience Activities, Honors, Memberships, or Research
  • Entry Level Resume  Similar to the “Internship” resume with the biggest differences          being a detailed description of the internship and an elimination of Academic Experience/Course Highlights and Additional Experiences. Research the employer and consider qualifications that would be of value to the employer. Demonstrate a fit by integrating KEYWORDS from the job description and company mission statement in the resume One to two pages long Common Sections Objective Education Internships/Related Experiences Certifications Honors, Research, or Professional Affiliations
  • The Details           Sample format of a resume Heading – name and contact information Profile – assertions about abilities, qualities, and achievements Education & Certifications (do not list High School & only list colleges received degrees) Related coursework GPA Related experience/job experience Paid, practicum, internships, research, volunteer, part-time, etc... Honors and awards Additional (such as presentations, publications...)        Things to keep in mind: Keep section headings uniform Only use 1-2 different font sizes Past tense = past jobs Keep abbreviations the same Utilize underlining, boldface, caps, and italics When saving documents (resume, CL, etc..) use your name in the document and note the type of document. Ex. Anita Job Cover Letter – Target Corp.
  • What’s Next?  Need further assistance?  Come to the Center For Career Coaching and Professional Excellence and speak with your Career Coach!