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Tips for writing your first professional resume.

Tips for writing your first professional resume.

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  • 1. Résumé Checklist
    The Career Center
    Coaching ¨ Resources ¨ Networking
    www.uncp.edu/career ¨ career@uncp.edu ¨ (910) 521-6270
    Chavis University Center, Suite 210
  • 2. General Guidelines
    • #1 marketing tool
    • 3. Summarizes qualifications
    • 4. 1-2 full pages
    • 5. Consistent
    • 6. Easy to scan
    • 7. No templates!
  • General Guidelines
    • No high school information!
    • 8. Good quality résumé paper
    • 9. No staples, paperclips
    • 10. Proofread, proofread, proofread!
  • 11. Contact Information
  • 16. Objective
    • Optional
    • 17. Short and concise
    • 18. Eliminate personal pronouns
    • 19. What can you offer?
  • 20. Education
  • 24. Related Experience
    • Related to major/career choice
    • 25. Reverse chronological order
    • 26. Position title
    • 27. Company, location
    • 28. Start date – end date
    • 29. Bulleted descriptions
  • Bulleted Descriptions
    • Start with strong action words
    • 30. Use appropriate verb tense
    • 31. Quantify if possible
    • 32. Focus on accomplishments
  • 33. Other Experience
    • Same format as “related experience”
    • 34. Miscellaneous employment
    • 35. Other relevant experience
  • 36. Skills
    • Computer skills
    • 37. Transferable skills
    • 38. Language skills
    • 39. Special certifications
  • Transferrable Skills
  • 52. Honors &Awards
    • Chancellor’s List
    • 53. Scholarships
    • 54. Academic honors
    • 55. Athletic honors
    • 56. Professional awards
  • 57. Optional Categories
    • Co-curricular activities
    • 58. Volunteer experience
    • 59. Course projects
    • 60. Research
    • 61. Publications/presentations
    • 62. Leadership/professional organizations
  • 63. What’s Next?
    • Write a draft
    • 64. Visit The Career Center!
    • 65. Revise and finalize
    • 66. Send it out!
  • The Career Center
    preparation
    • Graduate school
    planning
    • Job & internship
    searching
    • Major & career
    exploration
  • Résumé Checklist
    The Career Center
    Coaching ¨ Resources ¨ Networking
    www.uncp.edu/career ¨ career@uncp.edu ¨ (910) 521-6270
    Chavis University Center, Suite 210