What is a resume?• An advertisement for a product: YOU• A summary of relevant achievements (not a summary of responsibilities)• A tool to help you get an interview• An example of the quality of work they could expect from you
Resume: Header• To identify all your documents and make it easy for the employer to contact you• Avoid unprofessional nicknames• Make sure your email address is appropriate• Consider adding social media contact details Jane Doe 123 Main St Portland Oregon 97201 503-999-9999 email@example.com www.linkedin.com/in/janedoe
Resume:Professional Summary• To highlight your relevant experience and skills and demonstrate how you can contribute to the organization• Keep it brief: 2 – 3 sentences• Strongly recommended for career changersProfessional, energetic and detailed team player with experience inquickly bringing products and services to market, seeking a hands-onleadership role in developing new and innovative technologies.
Resume: Education• To demonstrate you are qualified for a job and highlight your extracurricular achievements• List degrees in reverse chronological order• Do not include high school or community college• Include bullet points for your business project, specialized coursework, clubs or associations, study abroad experiences and/or academic honors
Resume: EducationMaster of Business Administration June 2011Portland State University, Portland, OregonInnovation Management and Entrepreneurship ConcentrationBeta Gamma Sigma International Honor SocietyCapstone Project: Partnered with B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery toexamine their operations and strategy. In addition, generated a coststudy, which looked at the cost to their clients of self-delivery versusoutsourcing to B-Line.
Resume: Experience• To demonstrate your professional achievements and show how your past experience relates to the job description• Try to answer at least two of these questions within each bullet: What did you do? Who did you do it for? When did you do it? Why did you do it? How did you do it? What were the results?• Start each sentence with a verb. Use active voice.• Include significant class project or volunteer experiences related to the job.
Resume: ExperienceMARKETING AND COMMUNUCATIONS INTERN Jan – Dec 2009Oregon Entrepreneurs Network ▪ Portland, OregonDeveloped and facilitated a comprehensive brand audit assessingpotential business risks and opportunities and recommended 12 futureaction stepsManaged media outreach efforts via social networking, blog creation,HTML blasts, website editing, as well as produced articles for the OregonBusiness ReportDesigned and implemented a marketing strategy which increased onlineparticipation by over 1000%Assisted with logistics and marketing for Angel Oregon, monthlyPubTalks, and other events
Other Resume Tips• Make a master copy including all jobs, activities, awards, skills, references, etc• Use keywords from the job description• Try to quantify results• Avoid “I” statements• Double and triple check grammar• Use functional resumes cautiously• Convert to PDF to keep formatting (if allowed)• Don’t list references or use “references available upon request”