Resumes & Cover Letters<br />Lecture 2 – May 10<br />Please turn off cell phones!<br />
Glitches (Already!)<br />Textbooks coming in by the end of the week<br />Different editions of the textbook<br />Make sure...
Talking with your resume<br />Typeface (Times)<br /> Bold = shouting<br />Italics = whispering<br />Regular = conversation...
Sections of the resume<br />Information<br />Objective – depends…<br /> Education<br /> Work experience<br /> Leadership e...
Information<br />Name                               Phone number<br />Address (pick one)       E-mail address<br />
Objective<br /> Job fair vs. single application<br />Be as specific as possible<br /> Don’t be repetitive<br /> One line, ...
Education<br /> Anticipated graduation<br /> University name<br /> City, State<br /> Major/degree<br /> Minor<br /> Bright...
Work experience<br /> Dates				Title<br /> Organization (bold)		Job details (2-3)<br /> City, State (italics)			No complet...
Leadership experience<br /> Similar to work experience<br /> Fewer bullet points<br /> Highlight volunteer and professiona...
Skills<br /> Computer skills <br />(Microsoft Office)<br /> Foreign languages <br /> CPR/First Aid<br /> Photography/video...
Honors/Awards<br /> Condense with skills if only a few<br /> Only need years<br /> One line each<br />
Resume Review<br />Get together with a partner for 7-10 minutes<br />Proofread: spelling, grammar, wording<br />Content – ...
References<br /> Always on a separate page<br /> Include 2-3 professional/academic references<br /> Name, title<br /> Orga...
 Cover letters<br /> Single-spaced, no indentations <br />Your address & date (top right)<br /> Contact info (top left)<br...
Content<br /> 4 main points<br /> Introduce self<br /> Anecdotal<br /> Direct<br /> Show you know them<br /> Cite specific...
Closing<br />Bottom-left <br />Sincerely,<br /> Leave room to sign<br /> E-mail address<br />
For Lab 2<br />Bring completed resume<br /> Bring completed references (separate sheet)<br /> Cover letter info – cover le...
For Thursday…<br /> Read Chapter 2 (Chap. 3, 6th ed.)<br /> Read Chapter 7 (through pg. 135) (Chap. 8, through pg. 144, 6t...
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Resumes & Cover Letters

  1. 1. Resumes & Cover Letters<br />Lecture 2 – May 10<br />Please turn off cell phones!<br />
  2. 2. Glitches (Already!)<br />Textbooks coming in by the end of the week<br />Different editions of the textbook<br />Make sure to subscribe to the blog ASAP<br />Don’t forget – no class tomorrow<br />
  3. 3. Talking with your resume<br />Typeface (Times)<br /> Bold = shouting<br />Italics = whispering<br />Regular = conversational<br /> Point size<br />No more than 20 (name)<br /> No less than 11 (dates)<br /> Most should be in 12 pt.<br /> No more than one page<br />Margins<br /> .5 all around<br />
  4. 4. Sections of the resume<br />Information<br />Objective – depends…<br /> Education<br /> Work experience<br /> Leadership experience<br /> Skills<br /> Honors/Awards<br />
  5. 5. Information<br />Name Phone number<br />Address (pick one) E-mail address<br />
  6. 6. Objective<br /> Job fair vs. single application<br />Be as specific as possible<br /> Don’t be repetitive<br /> One line, at most <br />
  7. 7. Education<br /> Anticipated graduation<br /> University name<br /> City, State<br /> Major/degree<br /> Minor<br /> Bright Futures?<br />
  8. 8. Work experience<br /> Dates Title<br /> Organization (bold) Job details (2-3)<br /> City, State (italics) No complete sentences<br />
  9. 9. Leadership experience<br /> Similar to work experience<br /> Fewer bullet points<br /> Highlight volunteer and professional work<br />
  10. 10. Skills<br /> Computer skills <br />(Microsoft Office)<br /> Foreign languages <br /> CPR/First Aid<br /> Photography/videography/drawing<br />
  11. 11. Honors/Awards<br /> Condense with skills if only a few<br /> Only need years<br /> One line each<br />
  12. 12. Resume Review<br />Get together with a partner for 7-10 minutes<br />Proofread: spelling, grammar, wording<br />Content – make suggestions<br />
  13. 13. References<br /> Always on a separate page<br /> Include 2-3 professional/academic references<br /> Name, title<br /> Organization<br /> Phone number<br /> E-mail address<br /> Physical address<br />
  14. 14. Cover letters<br /> Single-spaced, no indentations <br />Your address & date (top right)<br /> Contact info (top left)<br /> Contact person’s name, title<br /> Company’s name<br /> Company’s address<br />
  15. 15. Content<br /> 4 main points<br /> Introduce self<br /> Anecdotal<br /> Direct<br /> Show you know them<br /> Cite specifics <br /> Explain why this speaks to you<br /> What can you do for them<br /> Explain your experience<br /> Be specific<br /> Don’t be arrogant<br /> Closing<br /> Thank you, in advance, for your time<br /> How will you follow up?<br /> Phone number<br />
  16. 16. Closing<br />Bottom-left <br />Sincerely,<br /> Leave room to sign<br /> E-mail address<br />
  17. 17. For Lab 2<br />Bring completed resume<br /> Bring completed references (separate sheet)<br /> Cover letter info – cover letter to be written in lab<br />
  18. 18. For Thursday…<br /> Read Chapter 2 (Chap. 3, 6th ed.)<br /> Read Chapter 7 (through pg. 135) (Chap. 8, through pg. 144, 6th ed.)<br /> Bring a copy of The Alligator to lecture<br />

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