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    • Résumés
    • Why do I need a résumé?
      • Marketing tool to sell your skills to an employer
      • On average, only one interview is granted per 200 applicants
      • Not a legal document, but honesty is important
      • No plagiarism!!!
    • Where do I start?
      • Previous employment
      • Dates
      • Addresses
      • Managers
      • Phone numbers
      • Contributions
      • All skills
      • Examples
      • Attributes
      • Examples
      • Education
      • Dates
      • GPA
      • Honors
      • Scholarships
      • Courses
      • Projects
      • Organizations
      • Contributions
      • Certifications
    • What is the employer looking for in an applicant?
    • Skills Employers are Wanting
      • Communication skills
      • Strong work ethic
      • Team work
      • Initiative
      • Analytical skills
      • Computer skills
      • Flexibility/adaptability
      • Interpersonal skills
      • Problem-solving
      • Technical skills
      • Detail-oriented
      • Organization
      • Self-confidence
      • Leadership
      Source: Job Outlook 2009, National Association of Colleges and Employers
    • Research
      The Company
      What is their focus?
      Any new initiatives?
      The Position
      What are the responsibilities?
      What skills are needed
      Yourself
      What skills do you have?
      How does your experience qualify you for this position?
      Where are you lacking?
      How can you develop those skills?
    • Transferable Skills
      Identify how you have acquired those skills in past work experience, coursework/projects, or activities
      Make a list of the skills needed for job you want
      If you do not have a skill set, now is the time to find a way to develop those skills before you graduate
    • Appearance/ Format
      1 full page for up to 7-10 years of experience
      2nd page must have full name and page 2 in header
      .7”-1” Margins
      11-12 point professional font
      Use bullets, bold, italics, & CAPITALIZATION
      Begin with most recent information and work backwards
      White or Ivory résumé paper
      Print with a high quality printer
    • Do not use a template!
      • Name
      • Employer/ School
      • Positions
      • Accomplishments
      • Most Relevant Information
      • Dates
      • Locations
      • Least Relevant Information
    • CHRONOLOGICAL
      • Most general format
      • List all experience in reverse chronological order
      • Accomplishment statements included in experience section
    • FUNCTIONAL
      • For those changing career paths
      • Focus on skill sets instead of experience
      • Experience is listed but does not include accomplishment statements
    • COMBINATION
      • Focus on skill sets and detailed experience
    • Samuel Sample
      1234 Main Street 567 Elm Avenue
      Springfield, MO 65897 St. Louis, MO 63119
      314-962-1234 Sample@live.missouristate.edu
      Jane Doe
      222 South National*Springfield, MO 65897* 417-555-9898* jane@live.missouristate.edu
      Elizabeth Example
      910 University Drive
      Springfield, MO 65897
      417.555.994
      Example@live.missouristate.edu
    • Portray a Professional Image
      HotStuff@hotmail.com
    • OBJECTIVE STATEMENT
      To obtain an internship in marketing requiring interpersonal communication skills and sales experience
    • EDUCATION
      Bachelor of Science in Accounting Expected Graduation: May 20xx
      Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
      GPA 3.5/4.0, Major GPA 3.8/4.0
      • Admitted into Accelerated Master of Accountancy program
      • Financed 100% of costs of education and living
      • Dean’s List Fall 2009
      Associate of Arts in General Studies May 20xx
      Ozark Technical Community College, Springfield, MO
      GPA 3.3/4.0
    • RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
      Sales Associate Spring 2007-Present
      Banana Republic; Kansas City, MO
      • Assist diverse customer base to assess options based on individual style and price range
    • Optional Headings
      Computer Skills
      Language Skills
      Accomplishments
      Community Service
      Military Service
      Managerial Skills
      Professional Accomplishments
      Leadership Ability
      Professional Organizations
      Publications
      Certifications
      Coaching Experience
      Awards
      Communication Skills
    • Community Involvement
      Philanthropy Chair Spring 2007-Present
      Delta DeltaDelta; Springfield, MO
      • Led a team of 150 peers to raise over $15,000 for children’s cancer research
    • COMPUTER SKILLS
      Designed web pages using FrontPage and Dreamweaver
      Created spreadsheets and analyzed reports utilizing Microsoft Excel
    • Accomplishment/Contributions
      Development
      • Begin each statement with an ACTION VERB
      • Focus on skills and abilities required for the position
      • Describe what you did and how it benefitted
      the organization
      • Neveruse personal pronouns
      • “I,” “My,” “Me,” or “We”
      • Write detailed yet concise statements
      • limit to 1-2 lines
      • Use past tense verbs for previous experiences
      and present tense for current positions
      Finalize
      • Customize to specific job
      • Include keywords and industry specific terminology
      • Quantify your accomplishments using
      #, %, $ values
    • Never include personal information
      gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, salary requirements, social security number, disabilities, reasons for leaving past jobs, photograph, or height/weight
      References belong on a separate page and should not be included with your résumé unless specifically requested
    • Accuracy
      Have résumé reviewed by multiple people to get different perspectives and catch any grammatical errors
      1 Misspelled Word or Grammatical Error= NO PASS!
    • QUESTIONS?