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    Spend an hour to write a resume 2014 Spend an hour to write a resume 2014 Presentation Transcript

    • Spend an hour; write a resume! STEPS TO A PROFESSIONAL RESUME FOR STUDENTS AT HIRAM COLLEGE WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A RESUME?
    • Remember the purpose of a resume! To obtain an INTERVIEW by showing you are qualified for the job! A resume is NOT an autobiography.
    • Step One Find a “sample” internship or job that really interests you. Choose one for a new college grad/intern with qualifications similar to yours.  Ignore practical issues like location. This is only a sample!
    • Step Two Three types of resumes:  Chronological – focuses on experience  Functional -- lists transferable skills  Combination -- a little bit of both! College students often use a chronological resume. Teacher candidates usually use a chronological format.
    • Step Three  Focus on the requirements for that internship or job.  What are your greatest strengths or qualifications for it? Think about how you can make those qualifications stand out.
    • Step Four  Choose Sections to emphasize your qualifications such as  Education; Study Abroad, Languages  Experience, Writing Experience, Field      Experience Clinical Background; Research; Teaching Laboratory Skills Professional Development; Technology Awards and Honors Community Involvement; Campus Involvement
    • Step Five  Under each Section, describe your experience. Write consistent Headings that are easy to read with important information first. Example: Job Title, Employer, Location, Dates
    • Step Six Use these professional resume-writing guidelines for each Entry :  Focus on what YOU did, not on your      responsibilities Use active past tense verbs on every phrase Fragments only; no full sentences or “I” Be consistent in your format Add transferable skills Proofread: no errors!
    • Entry example: Intern, Leukemia Foundation, Cleveland, OH, 2011  Wrote marketing materials for newspapers  Called local businesses to recruit volunteers  Scheduled volunteers for walking times and food stations  Developed, conducted, and compiled evaluations
    • Step Seven  Design your page to make it easy to read and interesting. BOLD, italics, underlining but not all at once  Lines for emphasis  Thoughtful heading placement  Don’t overdo it!
    • Final details…. Edit, edit, edit -- no mistakes. Keep your resume to one page unless you have a great deal of relevant experience. Don’t include your references; create a Reference Page to provide only when requested. Print copies on resume paper –available in bookstoresfor recruiters at a career fair or while networking. Save as document “lastname, firstname.doc”
    • Always add a cover email/letter Three paragraphs that show your writing skill:  What are you applying for and why does it interest you?  Why are YOU qualified?  Thank you and follow up (See sample in your materials)
    • Try it on your own. Think of a summer job, internship, volunteer experience or campus activity you have done. Write a heading to describe it: Job title, employer, location, date Then write two to three phrases to explain what you did. You’re on your way to a great resume!