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    • Are you prepared to start interviewing? Is your resume RawlsCONNECT ready? Do you know how to approach an employer at a job fair? Do you know how to use RawlsCONNECT to its full potential? If you answered NO to 1 or more of these questions, you need to plan to attend one of the CMC Workshops!   Workshops will cover: Resume Do's and Don'ts RawlsCONNECT navigation Job Fair Preparation Interviewing Skills No signup necessary - they will be held throughout the semester on MONDAYS in BA 266 at 2:00pm and on
    • THURSDAYS in 266 at 3:30pm. 
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  • Developing a winning résumé & cover letter: Your ticket to a great career! Managerial Communications
  • Disclaimer:
    • Résumés are like snowflakes…no two are exactly alike.
    • However, résumés, like snowflakes, are made composed of the same material and have the same basic properties.
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  • Ten Critical Success Factors
    • Positive attitude toward work
    • Proficiency in field of study
    • Communication skills (oral and written)
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Confidence
    • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Flexibility
    • Self-motivation
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
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  • Resume Basics:
    • Profile/Objective
    • Education
    • Computer Skills
    • Experience
    • Honors/Awards
    • Collegiate Activities/ Volunteerism
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  • Your Profile
    • Don’t waste the hiring manager’s time explaining what YOU want to do.
    • The only thing that interests prospective employers is what you can do for THEM . Your skills/talents/etc.
    • Your resume profile must quickly show
      • Who you are, what skills you bring to the table
      • What you can do for the company.
    • Consider the profile as an ad for the rest of the resume: it must immediately convince the hiring manager to keep on reading.
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  • Your Profile
    • Sample profiles
    • Educated in International Business and Spanish, with experience in document translation, international student programs, foreign studies, and travel. Additional education in import/export processes. Experienced in team building and customer service. Additional experience in developing, executing, and analyzing tactical and strategic planning, organizational projects, fundraising, problem solving, market research, and risk analysis; professional literacy in the use of computers.
    • Friendly, dependable university graduate possessing an extensive background in sales and customer service. Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent computer proficiency, and solid financial knowledge are additional defining characteristics.
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  • The Job Objective:
    • The “hook” that grabs the attention of the reader.
    • Needs to answer 2 questions:
      • What you want & Why you want it?
    • Needs to be focused
      • Short & Concise
      • The ‘2’ Second rule!
    • Used when you are applying to a specific position with a company
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  • Your Education:
    • What is Needed?
      • Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
      • August 2003 – Present
      • Bachelor of Business Administration, Major
      • Anticipated Graduation Date
    • Extras
      • The Great GPA Debate
      • Should I list every class I ever took?
      • Scholastic Honors, Awards & Scholarships
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  • Computer Skills:
    • List all software applications that you are familiar with
    • List all hardware that you have used
    • List other “tools of the trade” that you know employers are looking for.
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  • Work Experience:
    • What are Employers Looking For?
      • General work experience
      • Does this person have a good work ethic?
      • Customer Service Skills/ Interpersonal Skills
      • Teamwork skills
    • Professional Experience
    • The Use of Bullets
    • Utilizing Power Words
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  • Job Description Sample:
    • Wal-Mart Inc., Wichita Falls, TX
    • Customer Service Representative- May 2003 to Present
    • Monitored customer satisfaction.
    • Managed inventory movement.
    • Trained new employees in positive customer service.
    • Organized and participated in weekly staff meetings.
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  • Job Description Sample:
    • ICS Computer Solutions, Dallas, TX  
    • Technical Support Associate – Summer 2003
    • Install, configure, and maintain software on desktop workstations and servers-based computer systems.
    • Replace hardware components while performing routine computer checks on personal computers.
    • Support multiple software applications with Microsoft Windows operating systems.
    • Checked, monitored, and changed daily backups of both Windows 2000 and the Novell NetWare Servers.
    • Monitor, respond, and promote reliable customer service as a help desk technician.
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  • Important point!
    • What is the difference between a good resume and a GREAT resume?
    • Good resume – In the job description, tells the employer what you did in that position.
    • Great resume - Tells the employer what you did in that position why you did it, why it was important to that employer and the results of your work.
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  • Collegiate Activities
    • Why is this necessary?
    • What is Important?
    • The Message…
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  • Sample: Activities
    • Texas Tech Student Government Association
      • Financial Aid Committee, 2003
      • Faculty Senate Representative, 2004
    • Habitat for Humanity - Student Volunteer, 2004
    • Tech Marketing Association - Secretary
    • Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
      • Treasurer
      • Rush Chair
    • American Red Cross
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  • Resume Extras:
    • Personal Strengths
    • Special Skills
    • Time Management Skills
    • Customer Service Skills
    • Organizational Skills
    • Community Activities
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  • References
    • “ Available upon request”
    • Separate piece of paper
      • Name, Address & Telephone Number
      • Include email address
      • Company & Title of Individual
      • Make sure to call those you have chosen
    • Whom should I ask to be my references
      • Employers & Teachers
      • Co-Workers & Family Friends
    • How many references should I have
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  • Most Common Mistakes:
    • Spelling
    • Grammar
    • Too much information…
    • Too little information…
    • Inappropriate email addresses
      • [email_address]
    • Length
    • Microsoft Templates
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  • Most Common Mistakes:
    • Font & Font Size
    • Personal Information
    • Pictures
    • Colored Paper
    • Long-winded paragraph Job Descriptions
    • Objectives that are vague
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  • Cover Letters
    • "The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.“
    • Thomas Jefferson
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  • Basic formula - cover letter:
    • Standard business letter format
    • prospect name, title, company, address-top left
    • Salutation
    • yes, it should be to a real person (take time to know who your target is)
    • First paragraph
    • Why you are writing? To meet that company's specific need(s)!
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    • Second paragraph
      • Briefly state two or three top skills (from the Summary section of your résumé), then immediately follow with benefit after benefit that these features (and you as a person) will provide to the company.
    • Third paragraph
      • Close the sale. Give your target contact a specific action to take and a backup action you will take if you do not get a response. Make them WANT to call you!
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  • Cover Letter Checklist
    • __One page and limited to three targeted paragraphs
    • __Typed, spell checked and proofed.
    • __Written to someone specific, name and title spelled correctly.
    • __Company name and address are correct and complete
    • __Quality paper, 8x11 inches, same as your résumé
    • __Three paragraphs (focused on the reader's needs)
    • __ enclosure notation is needed on the letter
    • __Closes with "Sincerely,"- Signed with a blue or black pen
    • __Place the résumé behind and fold in a tri-fold, with no staples
    • __Type or neatly print address on envelope
    • __Conservative stamp on the envelope
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  • Cover Letter Checklist
    • Do not just send off your resume and cover letter and wait for the phone to ring. It won’t.
    Final step: __do not forget to follow up, or all the other steps will be in vain! Managerial Communications