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