Résumés<br />
Why do I need a résumé?<br /><ul><li>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!!!</li></li></ul><li>Where do I start?<br /><ul><li>Previous employment
Dates
Addresses
Managers
Phone numbers
Contributions
All skills
Examples
Attributes
Examples
Education
Dates
GPA
Honors
Scholarships
Courses
Projects
Organizations
Contributions
Certifications</li></li></ul><li>What is the employer looking for in an applicant?<br />
Skills Employers are Wanting<br /><ul><li>Communication skills
Strong work ethic
Team work
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  1. 1. Résumés<br />
  2. 2. Why do I need a résumé?<br /><ul><li>Marketing tool to sell your skills to an employer
  3. 3. On average, only one interview is granted per 200 applicants
  4. 4. Not a legal document, but honesty is important
  5. 5. No plagiarism!!!</li></li></ul><li>Where do I start?<br /><ul><li>Previous employment
  6. 6. Dates
  7. 7. Addresses
  8. 8. Managers
  9. 9. Phone numbers
  10. 10. Contributions
  11. 11. All skills
  12. 12. Examples
  13. 13. Attributes
  14. 14. Examples
  15. 15. Education
  16. 16. Dates
  17. 17. GPA
  18. 18. Honors
  19. 19. Scholarships
  20. 20. Courses
  21. 21. Projects
  22. 22. Organizations
  23. 23. Contributions
  24. 24. Certifications</li></li></ul><li>What is the employer looking for in an applicant?<br />
  25. 25. Skills Employers are Wanting<br /><ul><li>Communication skills
  26. 26. Strong work ethic
  27. 27. Team work
  28. 28. Initiative
  29. 29. Analytical skills
  30. 30. Computer skills
  31. 31. Flexibility/adaptability
  32. 32. Interpersonal skills
  33. 33. Problem-solving
  34. 34. Technical skills
  35. 35. Detail-oriented
  36. 36. Organization
  37. 37. Self-confidence
  38. 38. Leadership</li></ul>Source: Job Outlook 2009, National Association of Colleges and Employers<br />
  39. 39. Research<br />The Company<br />What is their focus?<br />Any new initiatives?<br />The Position<br />What are the responsibilities?<br />What skills are needed<br />Yourself<br />What skills do you have? <br />How does your experience qualify you for this position?<br />Where are you lacking? <br />How can you develop those skills?<br />
  40. 40. Transferable Skills<br />Identify how you have acquired those skills in past work experience, coursework/projects, or activities<br />Make a list of the skills needed for job you want<br />If you do not have a skill set, now is the time to find a way to develop those skills before you graduate<br />
  41. 41. Appearance/ Format<br />1 full page for up to 7-10 years of experience<br />2nd page must have full name and page 2 in header<br />.7”-1” Margins<br />11-12 point professional font <br />Use bullets, bold, italics, & CAPITALIZATION<br />Begin with most recent information and work backwards<br />White or Ivory résumé paper<br />Print with a high quality printer<br />
  42. 42. Do not use a template!<br />
  43. 43. <ul><li>Name
  44. 44. Employer/ School
  45. 45. Positions
  46. 46. Accomplishments
  47. 47. Most Relevant Information
  48. 48. Dates
  49. 49. Locations
  50. 50. Least Relevant Information</li></li></ul><li>CHRONOLOGICAL<br /><ul><li>Most general format
  51. 51. List all experience in reverse chronological order
  52. 52. Accomplishment statements included in experience section</li></li></ul><li>FUNCTIONAL<br /><ul><li>For those changing career paths
  53. 53. Focus on skill sets instead of experience
  54. 54. Experience is listed but does not include accomplishment statements</li></li></ul><li>COMBINATION<br /><ul><li>Focus on skill sets and detailed experience</li></li></ul><li>Samuel Sample<br />1234 Main Street 567 Elm Avenue<br />Springfield, MO 65897 St. Louis, MO 63119<br />314-962-1234 Sample@live.missouristate.edu<br />Jane Doe<br />222 South National*Springfield, MO 65897* 417-555-9898* jane@live.missouristate.edu<br />Elizabeth Example<br />910 University Drive <br />Springfield, MO 65897<br />417.555.994 <br />Example@live.missouristate.edu<br />
  55. 55. Portray a Professional Image<br />HotStuff@hotmail.com<br />
  56. 56. OBJECTIVE STATEMENT<br />To obtain an internship in marketing requiring interpersonal communication skills and sales experience <br />
  57. 57. EDUCATION<br />Bachelor of Science in Accounting Expected Graduation: May 20xx<br />Missouri State University, Springfield, MO<br />GPA 3.5/4.0, Major GPA 3.8/4.0<br /><ul><li>Admitted into Accelerated Master of Accountancy program
  58. 58. Financed 100% of costs of education and living
  59. 59. Dean’s List Fall 2009</li></ul>Associate of Arts in General Studies May 20xx<br />Ozark Technical Community College, Springfield, MO<br />GPA 3.3/4.0<br />
  60. 60.
  61. 61. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE<br />Sales Associate Spring 2007-Present<br />Banana Republic; Kansas City, MO<br /><ul><li>Assist diverse customer base to assess options based on individual style and price range</li></li></ul><li>Optional Headings<br />Computer Skills<br />Language Skills<br />Accomplishments<br />Community Service<br />Military Service<br />Managerial Skills<br />Professional Accomplishments<br />Leadership Ability<br />Professional Organizations<br />Publications<br />Certifications<br />Coaching Experience<br />Awards<br />Communication Skills<br />
  62. 62. Community Involvement<br />Philanthropy Chair Spring 2007-Present<br />Delta DeltaDelta; Springfield, MO<br /><ul><li>Led a team of 150 peers to raise over $15,000 for children’s cancer research</li></li></ul><li>COMPUTER SKILLS<br />Designed web pages using FrontPage and Dreamweaver<br />Created spreadsheets and analyzed reports utilizing Microsoft Excel<br />
  63. 63. Accomplishment/Contributions<br />Development<br /><ul><li>Begin each statement with an ACTION VERB
  64. 64. Focus on skills and abilities required for the position
  65. 65. Describe what you did and how it benefitted </li></ul>the organization<br /><ul><li>Neveruse personal pronouns
  66. 66. “I,” “My,” “Me,” or “We”
  67. 67. Write detailed yet concise statements
  68. 68. limit to 1-2 lines
  69. 69. Use past tense verbs for previous experiences </li></ul>and present tense for current positions<br />Finalize<br /><ul><li>Customize to specific job
  70. 70. Include keywords and industry specific terminology
  71. 71. Quantify your accomplishments using </li></ul> #, %, $ values<br />
  72. 72. Never include personal information <br />gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, salary requirements, social security number, disabilities, reasons for leaving past jobs, photograph, or height/weight <br />References belong on a separate page and should not be included with your résumé unless specifically requested<br />
  73. 73. Accuracy<br />Have résumé reviewed by multiple people to get different perspectives and catch any grammatical errors<br />1 Misspelled Word or Grammatical Error= NO PASS!<br />
  74. 74.
  75. 75. QUESTIONS?<br />

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