• College is not just about
completing credits, it’s about
getting involved on campus
• Career Services can help you
to discover resources and
create beneficial relationships
• Involvement in areas relevant
to your career interests
should start as early as
An employer looks
over an applicant’s
résumé for an
average of _____
seconds to ______
over the material.
résumé for a
of ONE page.
education, or K12 résumé can
consist of TWO or
• Start with the basics
– Name and contact info
– School, location, type of
– Major/minor(s) and expected
– GPA: 3.0/4.0 (if above 3.0)
• What should be included on a résumé?
• Experience, involvements, volunteer, and extracurricular activities can be known as …
• If you received payment for a service, classify it as….
• Each experience should include 3-5 bullet
• Each bullet point should be more than a vague
• Each bullet point should have…
– Beginning (power word)
– Middle (who/what did you work for/with)
– End (why did you do this?)
• Waited on guests
• Utilize effective time management and
multitasking skills to give guests an ideal
experience at the establishment
• Answer phones
• Communicate with customers regularly to
address needs, problem solve, and provide
friendly customer service
Attention to Detail!
Tenses: Past vs. Present
Dates: Month, year
Don’t use pronouns (I, my, he, she, they, etc.)
You’re a professional!
• Have a solid handshake… not too firm, but still
strong and confident!
• Attend networking events; practice makes
• Utilize all opportunities to professionally
• Be prepared for an event…
– Multiple copies of resumes
– 30 second elevator pitch
– Awareness of your surroundings
– Do research and ask questions
Online Networking: LinkedIn
– With alums & professionals
– Join groups! (Industry, Educational, Demographic, etc.)
• Asking for a connection?
– Delete the default message and make the message (and
– Inform the person how you have interacted with them and
why you feel it is important to connect with them
– Short and to the point messages, please!
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