Career Center Partners  generously support Michigan Tech students!
Career Center Partners
Resume Writing Tips Make your resume stand out! My Resume!
WHAT IS A RESUME?  <ul><li>Webster’s defines  </li></ul><ul><li>resume as : </li></ul><ul><li>“ A SUMMARY” </li></ul><ul><...
WHAT IS A RESUME? <ul><li>Your “ticket” to an interview </li></ul><ul><li>A resource for filling out applications </li></u...
Submitting Resumes <ul><li>NACElink </li></ul><ul><li>At Job Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>The way the employer wants to receive...
Employers look for  SKILLS and EXPERIENCES <ul><li>Co-op / Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><u...
How do I create a resume? <ul><li>Consider the following categories </li></ul><ul><li>Objective   (what you want to do) </...
CONTACT INFORMATION <ul><li>Make it easy for recruiter to find you </li></ul><ul><li>Include name, permanent and/or school...
OBJECTIVE <ul><li>For job fairs: </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain a full time position in the field of  Electrical Engineering ...
EDUCATION <ul><li>Michigan Technological University  (MTU)  Houghton, MI </li></ul><ul><li>B.S. Electrical Engineering    ...
PROJECT EXPERIENCES <ul><li>MTU Winter Carnival 2004   9/03-2/04 </li></ul><ul><li>Lambda Chi Alpha 2004 Snow Statue Chair...
WORK EXPERIENCES <ul><li>Independent Contractor  Lotsa, WI  Electrician Assistant     1994-present  </li></ul><ul><li>Inst...
Listing Your Experience <ul><li>Topics To Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs while you are in school </li></ul></ul><ul><...
COMPUTER SKILLS <ul><li>Operating systems:   Windows (98, XP) UNIX </li></ul><ul><li>Programming:  Java, C++, C, Fortran, ...
ACCOMPLISHMENTS <ul><li>Assisted father with electrical work for past 13 years </li></ul><ul><li>Hockey Team Assistant Cap...
TEN RESUME DO’S <ul><li>Make sure it looks professional </li></ul><ul><li>Use standard sized, white/light tint paper </li>...
TEN RESUME DON’TS <ul><li>Exaggerate </li></ul><ul><li>Have misspelled words or names </li></ul><ul><li>Include photograph...
OTHER RESOURCES <ul><li>career.mtu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>quintcareers.com </li></ul><ul><li>jobweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>G...
Career Center 2008 Fall Events <ul><li>September  3…………………………Senior Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>September 9………………………….Career...
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Extreme Makeover - Resume Edition

  1. 1. Career Center Partners generously support Michigan Tech students!
  2. 2. Career Center Partners
  3. 3. Resume Writing Tips Make your resume stand out! My Resume!
  4. 4. WHAT IS A RESUME? <ul><li>Webster’s defines </li></ul><ul><li>resume as : </li></ul><ul><li>“ A SUMMARY” </li></ul><ul><li>“ A SET OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS” </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHAT IS A RESUME? <ul><li>Your “ticket” to an interview </li></ul><ul><li>A resource for filling out applications </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of what you have done </li></ul><ul><li>A conversation starter </li></ul><ul><li>Different for the college grad vs. someone with years of experience </li></ul>
  6. 6. Submitting Resumes <ul><li>NACElink </li></ul><ul><li>At Job Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>The way the employer wants to receive it </li></ul><ul><li>Job Posting Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Company Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Electronically (e-mail) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Mail </li></ul><ul><li>With Cover Letters </li></ul>
  7. 7. Employers look for SKILLS and EXPERIENCES <ul><li>Co-op / Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/Technical Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation/Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Projects/Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul>Write your resume to show EVIDENCE of these!!
  8. 8. How do I create a resume? <ul><li>Consider the following categories </li></ul><ul><li>Objective (what you want to do) </li></ul><ul><li>Education (schools, locations, degree, dates, GPA, relevant courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Experiences (Enterprise, Senior Design, coursework, hobbies) </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experiences (paid, unpaid, volunteer) </li></ul><ul><li>Skills (Computer, Technical, Language) </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments (don’t be shy) </li></ul>
  9. 9. CONTACT INFORMATION <ul><li>Make it easy for recruiter to find you </li></ul><ul><li>Include name, permanent and/or school address, telephone number, e-mail address </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid information that is about to expire </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail address should be civil, business-like </li></ul><ul><li>URL of personal webpage may be included, if only professional information and images </li></ul>
  10. 10. OBJECTIVE <ul><li>For job fairs: </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain a full time position in the field of Electrical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain an internship or a co-op to further my experience and utilize my knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering. </li></ul><ul><li>For specific position: </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain the structural engineer position at HireMe Inc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. EDUCATION <ul><li>Michigan Technological University (MTU) Houghton, MI </li></ul><ul><li>B.S. Electrical Engineering May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Minor: Business </li></ul><ul><li>GPA 3.1 </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Departmental GPA 3.3 Overall GPA 2.8 </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Operations Management, Photonics, Global Finance, Power Systems, Distribution Engineering </li></ul>
  12. 12. PROJECT EXPERIENCES <ul><li>MTU Winter Carnival 2004 9/03-2/04 </li></ul><ul><li>Lambda Chi Alpha 2004 Snow Statue Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Oversaw the design and construction of a 25 ft tall snow statue of the Eiffel Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Performed stress tests and structural truss analysis for individual ice beams </li></ul><ul><li>Created gantt charts and logistical timelines for building of the statue </li></ul><ul><li>Managed multiple design teams of 4 to 5 people </li></ul>
  13. 13. WORK EXPERIENCES <ul><li>Independent Contractor Lotsa, WI Electrician Assistant 1994-present </li></ul><ul><li>Installed electric service </li></ul><ul><li>Designed circuits from blueprints </li></ul><ul><li>Wired outlets, lights, switches, hot water heater </li></ul>
  14. 14. Listing Your Experience <ul><li>Topics To Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs while you are in school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both volunteer and paid experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-ops/internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervising or training people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family-owned businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AVOID the obvious, go for IMPACT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember to list most recent experience first </li></ul>
  15. 15. COMPUTER SKILLS <ul><li>Operating systems: Windows (98, XP) UNIX </li></ul><ul><li>Programming: Java, C++, C, Fortran, Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Software: Mathematica, CADKEY, DATACAD, Matlab, MathCAD, Verilog, UGNX, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Labview, Star Office </li></ul>
  16. 16. ACCOMPLISHMENTS <ul><li>Assisted father with electrical work for past 13 years </li></ul><ul><li>Hockey Team Assistant Captain Senior Year </li></ul><ul><li>MTU Leadership Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Independently restoring a 1976 CJ5 Jeep </li></ul>
  17. 17. TEN RESUME DO’S <ul><li>Make sure it looks professional </li></ul><ul><li>Use standard sized, white/light tint paper </li></ul><ul><li>Print on only one side </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep it to one page (undergrad) </li></ul><ul><li>Format well and have white space </li></ul><ul><li>Use bullets and powerful verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it positive </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest, but don’t undersell yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Use the vocabulary (keywords) of your field </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your contact information current </li></ul>
  18. 18. TEN RESUME DON’TS <ul><li>Exaggerate </li></ul><ul><li>Have misspelled words or names </li></ul><ul><li>Include photograph, marital status, sex, age </li></ul><ul><li>Handwrite changes or additions </li></ul><ul><li>Make it too crowded with no white space </li></ul><ul><li>Send it without a cover letter </li></ul><ul><li>Have unexplained abbreviations </li></ul><ul><li>Use personal pronouns </li></ul><ul><li>Use fonts smaller than 10 pt. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a template-they’re tougher to alter </li></ul>
  19. 19. OTHER RESOURCES <ul><li>career.mtu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>quintcareers.com </li></ul><ul><li>jobweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>GOOGLE: How to write a resume and </li></ul><ul><li>cover letter </li></ul>
  20. 20. Career Center 2008 Fall Events <ul><li>September 3…………………………Senior Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>September 9………………………….Career Center Resources </li></ul><ul><li>September 10………………………..Extreme Makeover Resume </li></ul><ul><li>September 10, 11, 15, & 16 ……….MUB Resume Facelift </li></ul><ul><li>September 17-19……………………Resume ReNew </li></ul><ul><li>September 17………………………..Interview Idol </li></ul><ul><li>September 23………………………..Benefits of a Co-op </li></ul><ul><li>September 22-26……………………Interview Skills Week </li></ul><ul><li>September 30………………………..Landing That Dream Job </li></ul><ul><li>October 7……………………………..Career Day </li></ul><ul><li>October 15……………………………Negotiating Future Offers </li></ul>
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