Resume Walk Workshop<br />Business Communication Center<br />December 10, 2009<br />
Agenda – Workshop<br />“Resume Walk” PowerPoint<br />Volunteer resume walks – pre-exercise<br />Pairs exercise<br />Volunt...
Agenda – Presentation <br />“Resume walk” defined  <br />Elements of a good resume walk<br />Building your resume walk<br ...
Interviewers will prompt for a resume walk in two ways<br />4<br />“Walk me through your resume”<br />or<br />“Tell me abo...
Don’t misinterpret recruiters’ prompts  for a resume walk<br />5<br />“Walk me through your resume.”<br />Does not mean:<b...
Good resume walks tell a succint, compelling, personal story<br />6<br />Elements common to good resume walks<br />~ 2-min...
A resume walk is an opportunity to tell your story – briefly <br />7<br />In 2 minutes you should address:<br />Past<br />...
Your story arc should culminate with   the interview<br />Interest build-up of a typical resume walk <br />Should build up...
You can proactively address tricky subjects in a resume walk<br />9<br />Subjects you may want to tackle:<br /><ul><li>Emp...
Frequent job changes
Leaps of logic in future plans that an interviewer will likely question</li></ul>“You have no marketing experience… <br />...
Resist the temptation to provide too much detail<br />10<br />Recruiters want to understand the motivation and <br />thoug...
Find a way of telling your story that suits your style<br />11<br />2 Ways* of Thinking About Resume Walks<br />Building a...
Think about the elements you’d like to include in your story<br />12<br />Questions to ask yourself<br /><ul><li>What is y...
What common themes flow through all your experiences?
Do you want to stress some experiences over others?
Why are you interested in this field?  </li></ul>		In this company?  <br />		In this position?<br />Definition<br />Elemen...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />13<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />14<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />15<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />16<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />17<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />18<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to...
Consider how others’ resumewalkssound to you<br />19<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to a...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />20<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />21<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to...
Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />22<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to...
Pre-Exercise Resume Walks<br />23<br />Volunteers?<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Bu...
Pairs Exercise<br />24<br />Instructions<br /><ul><li>30 minutes
Break out into pairs (or groups of 3)
Giveyourresumewalkat least 3 times
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  1. 1. Resume Walk Workshop<br />Business Communication Center<br />December 10, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Agenda – Workshop<br />“Resume Walk” PowerPoint<br />Volunteer resume walks – pre-exercise<br />Pairs exercise<br />Volunteer resume walks – post-exercise<br /> DONE<br />12:30 pm<br />1:00 pm<br />1:10 pm<br />1:35 pm<br />1:45 pm<br />12/10/09<br />2<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  3. 3. Agenda – Presentation <br />“Resume walk” defined <br />Elements of a good resume walk<br />Building your resume walk<br />12/10/09<br />3<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  4. 4. Interviewers will prompt for a resume walk in two ways<br />4<br />“Walk me through your resume”<br />or<br />“Tell me about yourself”<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />Definition<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  5. 5. Don’t misinterpret recruiters’ prompts for a resume walk<br />5<br />“Walk me through your resume.”<br />Does not mean:<br />“Recite your resume, word for word.”<br />“Tell me about yourself.”<br />Does not mean:<br />“Tell me about your mom, dad, and siblings.”<br />“What’s your favorite color?”<br />However, either prompt does mean:<br />“You have ~2 minutes to tell me whatever you’d like.”<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />Definition<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  6. 6. Good resume walks tell a succint, compelling, personal story<br />6<br />Elements common to good resume walks<br />~ 2-minute length<br />Tells a compelling story<br />Includes personal themes, motivations, passions<br />Has “right” level of detail for background/experience<br />Shows sound thought process, decision making<br />Speaks to fit with field/company/position<br />(Addresses obvious gaps and questions – if necessary)<br />Ends with a variation of…<br />“… and that’s why I’m here interviewing with you.”<br />Building yours<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  7. 7. A resume walk is an opportunity to tell your story – briefly <br />7<br />In 2 minutes you should address:<br />Past<br /> Where you’ve been and why<br />Present<br /> Why you came to business school<br />Future<br /> Where you’d like to go and why<br /> Future plans<br /> Past experience<br />Kenan-Flagler<br />Building yours<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  8. 8. Your story arc should culminate with the interview<br />Interest build-up of a typical resume walk <br />Should build up to why you’re interviewing for this position today<br />8<br />Why?<br />what motivates you<br />What?<br />things you’ve done<br />Kenan-Flagler<br />Listener interest<br />work experience<br />extra-curricular activities<br />0<br />2<br />1<br />undergraduate education<br />time (minutes)<br />Building yours<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  9. 9. You can proactively address tricky subjects in a resume walk<br />9<br />Subjects you may want to tackle:<br /><ul><li>Employment gaps
  10. 10. Frequent job changes
  11. 11. Leaps of logic in future plans that an interviewer will likely question</li></ul>“You have no marketing experience… <br />why are you interested in a marketing position?”<br />Building yours<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  12. 12. Resist the temptation to provide too much detail<br />10<br />Recruiters want to understand the motivation and <br />thought process behind your decisions<br />“Most interviewees spend their time regurgitating every minor detail verbatim from their resumes, instead of focusing on the high points and explaining the reasons they made different decisions... <br />… recruiters are much more interested in your thought processthan they are specific details about each job.”<br /> <br />“The interviewer wants to know that you had a plan, even if that plan has since changed.”<br />Source: The Black Collegian Online, How to Walk a Recruiter Through Your Resume http://www.black-collegian.com/career/wsj/collegejournal_resume_walk_1206.htm, accessed 11/9/09.<br />Building yours<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />12/10/09<br />
  13. 13. Find a way of telling your story that suits your style<br />11<br />2 Ways* of Thinking About Resume Walks<br />Building a puzzle<br />Guided tour of your resume<br />“During my time with Company, Inc., I had the chance to lead…”<br />fit<br />interests<br />education<br />experience<br />* More than 2 ways exist!<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  14. 14. Think about the elements you’d like to include in your story<br />12<br />Questions to ask yourself<br /><ul><li>What is your passion?
  15. 15. What common themes flow through all your experiences?
  16. 16. Do you want to stress some experiences over others?
  17. 17. Why are you interested in this field? </li></ul> In this company? <br /> In this position?<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  18. 18. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />13<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“I attended (Top Undergrad) as a Dean’s Scholar where I majored in Business, and started an Educational Nanny service for children of professors while I was there. I hired over 25 students to care for about 50 kids. Each nanny had an area of expertise like art, music or a foreign language, and would share that skill with a different child every day. This exposed the kids to a variety of people and experiences, and helped build resumes and incomes for the students. <br /> <br />“It was my first entrepreneurial venture. I learned all about running a business: hiring people, managing schedules and running financials. I sold the business for a percentage of the profits after I graduated, and am planning to fund a significant portion of my MBA with the income.<br /> <br />“I always loved learning about consumers in my classes. After I graduated in 2004, I went to work for Best Company Ever as a Marketing Research Analyst and was promoted to Senior Analyst after 2 years. In those positions, I learned to turn numbers into words. I spent hours analyzing data and drawing conclusions about consumer behavior. I sold the Innovation team on my findings, and made recommendations for new product development. My research contributed to the introduction of over 50 new products in 5 years that generated about $160 million in revenue for the company.<br /> <br />“Working for Best Company ever has been an amazing experience, but I feel a real draw back to the Entrepreneurial world. That’s what gets me so excited about your MBA program. You’re ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship, and people from your program are highlighted in Fast Company magazine almost every month. I want to be one of those people one day!”<br />Source: MBA in the USA, MBA Interviews – The Resume Walk, http://www.mbaintheusa.com/2009/02/02/mba-interviews-%E2%80%93-the-resume-walk/ , accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  19. 19. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />14<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“I attended (Top Undergrad) as a Dean’s Scholar where I majored in Business, and started an Educational Nanny service for children of professors while I was there. I hired over 25 students to care for about 50 kids. Each nanny had an area of expertise like art, music or a foreign language, and would share that skill with a different child every day. This exposed the kids to a variety of people and experiences, and helped build resumes and incomes for the students.<br /> <br />“It was my first entrepreneurial venture. I learned all about running a business: hiring people, managing schedules and running financials. I sold the business for a percentage of the profits after I graduated, and am planning to fund a significant portion of my MBA with the income.<br /> <br />“I always loved learning about consumers in my classes. After I graduated in 2004, I went to work for Best Company Ever as a Marketing Research Analyst and was promoted to Senior Analyst after 2 years. In those positions, I learned to turn numbers into words. I spent hours analyzing data and drawing conclusions about consumer behavior. I sold the Innovation team on my findings, and made recommendations for new product development. My research contributed to the introduction of over 50 new products in 5 years that generated about $160 million in revenue for the company.<br /> <br />“Working for Best Company ever has been an amazing experience, but I feel a real draw back to the Entrepreneurial world. That’s what gets me so excited about your MBA program. You’re ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship, and people from your program are highlighted in Fast Company magazine almost every month. I want to be one of those people one day!”<br />Starts with education…<br />… followed quickly by work experience<br />Source: MBA in the USA, MBA Interviews – The Resume Walk, http://www.mbaintheusa.com/2009/02/02/mba-interviews-%E2%80%93-the-resume-walk/ , accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  20. 20. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />15<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“I attended (Top Undergrad) as a Dean’s Scholar where I majored in Business, and started an Educational Nanny service for children of professors while I was there. I hired over 25 students to care for about 50 kids. Each nanny had an area of expertise like art, music or a foreign language, and would share that skill with a different child every day. This exposed the kids to a variety of people and experiences, and helped build resumes and incomes for the students. <br /> <br />“It was my first entrepreneurial venture. I learned all about running a business: hiring people, managing schedules and running financials. I sold the business for a percentage of the profits after I graduated, and am planning to fund a significant portion of my MBA with the income.<br /> <br />“I always loved learning about consumers in my classes. After I graduated in 2004, I went to work for Best Company Ever as a Marketing Research Analyst and was promoted to Senior Analyst after 2 years. In those positions, I learned to turn numbers into words. I spent hours analyzing data and drawing conclusions about consumer behavior. I sold the Innovation team on my findings, and made recommendations for new product development. My research contributed to the introduction of over 50 new products in 5 years that generated about $160 million in revenue for the company.<br /> <br />“Working for Best Company ever has been an amazing experience, but I feel a real draw back to the Entrepreneurial world. That’s what gets me so excited about your MBA program. You’re ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship, and people from your program are highlighted in Fast Company magazine almost every month. I want to be one of those people one day!”<br />Details what she learned<br />Reveals passions, running themes in her life<br />Source: MBA in the USA, MBA Interviews – The Resume Walk, http://www.mbaintheusa.com/2009/02/02/mba-interviews-%E2%80%93-the-resume-walk/ , accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  21. 21. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />16<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“I attended (Top Undergrad) as a Dean’s Scholar where I majored in Business, and started an Educational Nanny service for children of professors while I was there. I hired over 25 students to care for about 50 kids. Each nanny had an area of expertise like art, music or a foreign language, and would share that skill with a different child every day. This exposed the kids to a variety of people and experiences, and helped build resumes and incomes for the students. <br /> <br />“It was my first entrepreneurial venture. I learned all about running a business: hiring people, managing schedules and running financials. I sold the business for a percentage of the profits after I graduated, and am planning to fund a significant portion of my MBA with the income.<br /> <br />“I always loved learning about consumers in my classes. After I graduated in 2004, I went to work for Best Company Ever as a Marketing Research Analyst and was promoted to Senior Analyst after 2 years. In those positions, I learned to turn numbers into words. I spent hours analyzing data and drawing conclusions about consumer behavior. I sold the Innovation team on my findings, and made recommendations for new product development. My research contributed to the introduction of over 50 new products in 5 years that generated about $160 million in revenue for the company.<br /> <br />“Working for Best Company ever has been an amazing experience, but I feel a real draw back to the Entrepreneurial world. That’s what gets me so excited about your MBA program. You’re ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship, and people from your program are highlighted in Fast Company magazine almost every month. I want to be one of those people one day!”<br />Shows understanding of big-picture impact of her work<br />Provides insight into what motivates her<br />Source: MBA in the USA, MBA Interviews – The Resume Walk, http://www.mbaintheusa.com/2009/02/02/mba-interviews-%E2%80%93-the-resume-walk/ , accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  22. 22. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />17<br />Example #1 (resume walk for business school interview):<br />“I attended (Top Undergrad) as a Dean’s Scholar where I majored in Business, and started an Educational Nanny service for children of professors while I was there. I hired over 25 students to care for about 50 kids. Each nanny had an area of expertise like art, music or a foreign language, and would share that skill with a different child every day. This exposed the kids to a variety of people and experiences, and helped build resumes and incomes for the students. <br /> <br />“It was my first entrepreneurial venture. I learned all about running a business: hiring people, managing schedules and running financials. I sold the business for a percentage of the profits after I graduated, and am planning to fund a significant portion of my MBA with the income.<br /> <br />“I always loved learning about consumers in my classes. After I graduated in 2004, I went to work for Best Company Ever as a Marketing Research Analyst and was promoted to Senior Analyst after 2 years. In those positions, I learned to turn numbers into words. I spent hours analyzing data and drawing conclusions about consumer behavior. I sold the Innovation team on my findings, and made recommendations for new product development. My research contributed to the introduction of over 50 new products in 5 years that generated about $160 million in revenue for the company.<br /> <br />“Working for Best Company ever has been an amazing experience, but I feel a real draw back to the Entrepreneurial world. That’s what gets me so excited about your MBA program. You’re ranked #1 for Entrepreneurship, and people from your program are highlighted in Fast Company magazine almost every month. I want to be one of those people one day!”<br />Ends with version of <br />“… and that’s why I’m here interviewing with you today.”<br />Source: MBA in the USA, MBA Interviews – The Resume Walk, http://www.mbaintheusa.com/2009/02/02/mba-interviews-%E2%80%93-the-resume-walk/ , accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  23. 23. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />18<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to attend Vanderbilt University after being awarded a Presidential Scholarship, a full scholarship based on academic performance and test scores. My professional aspirations were shaped both by my degree in economics and four semesters of internships at financial institutions in Nashville. I knew from these experiences that I wanted to pursue a job in banking upon graduation. <br /> <br />“I was selected to participate in a leadership program at Bank of America and started with 30 other undergraduate students. As part of this program, I had one of my most significant team experiences to date. I was assigned to a branch location in Atlanta, and worked with a team of five people to improve the branch’s operations. As a part of this experience, my branch was recognized as the top performing branch in the Southeast though our doubling of the current lending customers and improving our customer service scores by 70%. <br />“After this position, I was given the opportunity to manage a small branch in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a branch manager, I supervised 15 staff members and improved services to our more than 2,000 customers. During my time managing the Greensboro branch I began contemplating my return to school to get my MBA. <br /> <br />“I decided to attend Kenan-Flagler after visiting the school during my interview. I met with students and faculty in the Finance Department – all of whom I found impressive and extremely helpful. Kenan-Flagler’s highly regarded finance department and a team-focused curriculum heavily influenced my decision to come here. <br /> <br />“I became interested in finance while studying economics at Vanderbilt. Although I began my career in the commercial banking industry, I am interested in pursuing corporate finance at your company because I want to work on finance projects that will allow me to drive the strategic direction of the firm.” <br />Source: Kenan-Flagler Business Communication Center, Acing the Resume Walk, http://video.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/bizcommcenter/podcasts/transcripts/4_unc-kf_bcc-podcast_resume-walk.pdf, accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  24. 24. Consider how others’ resumewalkssound to you<br />19<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to attend Vanderbilt University after being awarded a Presidential Scholarship, a full scholarship based on academic performance and test scores. My professional aspirations were shaped both by my degree in economics and four semesters of internships at financial institutionsin Nashville. I knew from these experiences that I wanted to pursue a job in banking upon graduation. <br /> <br />“I was selected to participate in a leadership program at Bank of America and started with 30 other undergraduate students. As part of this program, I had one of my most significant team experiences to date. I was assigned to a branch location in Atlanta, and worked with a team of five people to improve the branch’s operations. As a part of this experience, my branch was recognized as the top performing branch in the Southeast though our doubling of the current lending customers and improving our customer service scores by 70%. <br />“After this position, I was given the opportunity to manage a small branch in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a branch manager, I supervised 15 staff members and improved services to our more than 2,000 customers. During my time managing the Greensboro branch I began contemplating my return to school to get my MBA. <br /> <br />“I decided to attend Kenan-Flagler after visiting the school during my interview. I met with students and faculty in the Finance Department – all of whom I found impressive and extremely helpful. Kenan-Flagler’s highly regarded finance department and a team-focused curriculum heavily influenced my decision to come here. <br /> <br />“I became interested in finance while studying economics at Vanderbilt. Although I began my career in the commercial banking industry, I am interested in pursuing corporate finance at your company because I want to work on finance projects that will allow me to drive the strategic direction of the firm.” <br />Starts with education and internships<br />Shows logical decisions based on previous experience<br />Source: Kenan-Flagler Business Communication Center, Acing the Resume Walk, http://video.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/bizcommcenter/podcasts/transcripts/4_unc-kf_bcc-podcast_resume-walk.pdf, accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  25. 25. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />20<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to attend Vanderbilt University after being awarded a Presidential Scholarship, a full scholarship based on academic performance and test scores. My professional aspirations were shaped both by my degree in economics and four semesters of internships at financial institutions in Nashville. I knew from these experiences that I wanted to pursue a job in banking upon graduation. <br /> <br />“I was selected to participate in a leadership program at Bank of America and started with 30 other undergraduate students. As part of this program, I had one of my most significant team experiences to date. I was assigned to a branch location in Atlanta, and worked with a team of five people to improve the branch’s operations. As a part of this experience, my branch was recognized as the top performing branch in the Southeast through ourdoubling of the current lending customers and improving our customer service scores by 70%. <br />“After this position, I was given the opportunity to manage a small branch in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a branch manager, I supervised 15 staff members andimproved services to our more than 2,000 customers.During my time managing the Greensboro branch I began contemplating my return to school to get my MBA. <br /> <br />“I decided to attend Kenan-Flagler after visiting the school during my interview. I met with students and faculty in the Finance Department – all of whom I found impressive and extremely helpful. Kenan-Flagler’s highly regarded finance department and a team-focused curriculum heavily influenced my decision to come here. <br /> <br />“I became interested in finance while studying economics at Vanderbilt. Although I began my career in the commercial banking industry, I am interested in pursuing corporate finance at your company because I want to work on finance projects that will allow me to drive the strategic direction of the firm.” <br />Shows increasing levels of responsibility<br />Shows success at each step<br />Source: Kenan-Flagler Business Communication Center, Acing the Resume Walk, http://video.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/bizcommcenter/podcasts/transcripts/4_unc-kf_bcc-podcast_resume-walk.pdf, accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  26. 26. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />21<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to attend Vanderbilt University after being awarded a Presidential Scholarship, a full scholarship based on academic performance and test scores. My professional aspirations were shaped both by my degree in economics and four semesters of internships at financial institutions in Nashville. I knew from these experiences that I wanted to pursue a job in banking upon graduation. <br /> <br />“I was selected to participate in a leadership program at Bank of America and started with 30 other undergraduate students. As part of this program, I had one of my most significant team experiences to date. I was assigned to a branch location in Atlanta, and worked with a team of five people to improve the branch’s operations. As a part of this experience, my branch was recognized as the top performing branch in the Southeast though our doubling of the current lending customers and improving our customer service scores by 70%. <br />“After this position, I was given the opportunity to manage a small branch in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a branch manager, I supervised 15 staff members and improved services to our more than 2,000 customers. During my time managing the Greensboro branch I began contemplating my return to school to get my MBA. <br /> <br />“I decided to attend Kenan-Flagler after visiting the school during my interview. I met with students and faculty in the Finance Department – all of whom I found impressive and extremely helpful. Kenan-Flagler’s highly regarded finance department and a team-focused curriculumheavily influenced my decision to come here. <br /> <br />“I became interested in finance while studying economics at Vanderbilt. Although I began my career in the commercial banking industry, I am interested in pursuing corporate finance at your company because I want to work on finance projects that will allow me to drive the strategic direction of the firm.”<br />Explains decision to attend Kenan-Flagler<br />Clearly states post-MBA interests<br />Source: Kenan-Flagler Business Communication Center, Acing the Resume Walk, http://video.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/bizcommcenter/podcasts/transcripts/4_unc-kf_bcc-podcast_resume-walk.pdf, accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  27. 27. Consider how others’ resume walks sound to you<br />22<br />Example #2 (resume walk for job interview):<br />“I decided to attend Vanderbilt University after being awarded a Presidential Scholarship, a full scholarship based on academic performance and test scores. My professional aspirations were shaped both by my degree in economics and four semesters of internships at financial institutions in Nashville. I knew from these experiences that I wanted to pursue a job in banking upon graduation. <br /> <br />“I was selected to participate in a leadership program at Bank of America and started with 30 other undergraduate students. As part of this program, I had one of my most significant team experiences to date. I was assigned to a branch location in Atlanta, and worked with a team of five people to improve the branch’s operations. As a part of this experience, my branch was recognized as the top performing branch in the Southeast though our doubling of the current lending customers and improving our customer service scores by 70%. <br />“After this position, I was given the opportunity to manage a small branch in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a branch manager, I supervised 15 staff members and improved services to our more than 2,000 customers. During my time managing the Greensboro branch I began contemplating my return to school to get my MBA.<br /> <br />“I decided to attend Kenan-Flagler after visiting the school during my interview. I met with students and faculty in the Finance Department – all of whom I found impressive and extremely helpful. Kenan-Flagler’s highly regarded finance department and a team-focused curriculum heavily influenced my decision to come here. <br /> <br />“I became interested in finance while studying economics at Vanderbilt. Although I began my career in the commercial banking industry, I am interested in pursuing corporate finance at your company because I want to work on finance projects that will allow me to drive the strategic direction of the firm.” <br />MIGHT HAVE MISSED OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLAIN…<br />…Why get an MBA?<br />…Why this particular company?<br />…Why finance?<br />Source: Kenan-Flagler Business Communication Center, Acing the Resume Walk, http://video.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/bizcommcenter/podcasts/transcripts/4_unc-kf_bcc-podcast_resume-walk.pdf, accessed 11/9/09.<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  28. 28. Pre-Exercise Resume Walks<br />23<br />Volunteers?<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  29. 29. Pairs Exercise<br />24<br />Instructions<br /><ul><li>30 minutes
  30. 30. Break out into pairs (or groups of 3)
  31. 31. Giveyourresumewalkat least 3 times
  32. 32. Time yourselves: 2 minutes</li></ul>http://www.online-stopwatch.com/<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  33. 33. Post-Exercise Resume Walks<br />25<br />Almost done!<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  34. 34. The Resume Walk: 2 minutes of free talking time <br />26<br />Practice it until it sounds like you want it to sound…<br />… and be ready to deliver!<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  35. 35. Thank You<br />27<br />To set up an appointment with a BCC Consultant, go to <br />http://public.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/bizcommcenter/<br />and click on “Schedule an Appointment,” or go directly to <br />http://www.rich16.com/unc/<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />12/10/09<br />
  36. 36. Appendix<br />12/10/09<br />28<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  37. 37. A resume walk can be like a guided “flyover” tour of your resume<br />29<br />Point out interesting features to the recruiter<br />Motivations & themes<br />“I’ve always been interested in ________ …”<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  38. 38. A resumewalkcanbelike a guided“flyover” tour of yourresume<br />30<br />Point out interesting features to the recruiter<br />Education<br />“I graduated from _______ with a degree<br /> in ____________…”<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
  39. 39. A resume walk can be like a guided “flyover” tour of your resume<br />31<br />Point out interesting features to the recruiter<br />What you learned at each job<br />“my experience with _______ helped me develop my ___________…”<br />Definition<br />Elements<br />Building yours<br />12/10/09<br />Business Communication Center – Resume Walk Workshop<br />
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