Undergraduate	
  Economics	
  Associa2on	
  
CCD	
  Event	
  
(10/1/13)	
  
Undergraduate	
  Economics	
  Associa2on	
  
2	
  
Government	
  Shuts	
  Down!	
  
Undergraduate	
  Economics	
  Associa2on	
  
3	
  
Announcements	
  
Econ	
  Talk	
  
  Sunday, Oct. 6th, 12:00pm in GSU ...
Undergraduate	
  Economics	
  Associa2on	
  
4	
  
Opportuni2es	
  
Mathema2ca	
  Policy	
  Research	
  (MPR)	
  
  Socia...
Undergraduate	
  Economics	
  Associa2on	
  
5	
  
UEA	
  Event	
  
Résumés,	
  Cover	
  LeFers	
  and	
  CVs	
  
Sydney	
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Resume Basics
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Contents
  Purpose of a Resume
  Formatting: Types of resumes and tips for e...
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Purpose of a Resume
Use resumes to:
  Clarify your thinking about your skills...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Types of Resumes
  Chronological
  Most commonly used format
  Lists your e...
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Basic Rules
  Maintain a professional image
  Be relevant
  Be brief
10
Res...
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What To Include
  Contact information
  Education
  Experiences
  Optional...
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Contact Information
  Name
  Telephone number (with a professional voicemail...
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Education
  Name of the institution, city and state
  Degree (Bachelor of Ar...
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Experience
  All relevant experiences both paid and unpaid
  The organizatio...
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Experience
Include instances where you:
  Developed new strategies or procedu...
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Optional Items
  Objective
  Profile or professional
summary
  Skills
  In...
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Final Tips
  1 page long (2 pages with significant relevant
experience)
  Co...
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Additional Resources
  CCD website:
http://www.bu.edu/careers/resumes-cover-l...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Visit us soon! Visit us often!
100 Bay State Road, Sixth Floor
Boston, MA 0221...
Cover Letter Writing
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Contents
  Purpose of a cover letter
  Types of cover letters
  Contents of...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Purpose of a Cover Letter
  To elaborate on your career objective
  To demon...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Types of cover letters
  Letter of application
  Letter of inquiry
  Follow...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Basic Rules
  Limit letter to one page
  Use simple and correct grammar
  A...
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Before You Write
  Do your research
  Research the employer using an interne...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Intro Paragraph
State why you are writing
  What is the position or type of p...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Body of Cover Letter
  The body of the letter is generally one or two paragra...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
Closing Paragraph
  Keep this paragraph short
  Remind the reader of your in...
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Resources for Cover Letter Writing
  CCD website:
http://www.bu.edu/careers/r...
Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here
100 Bay State Road, Sixth Floor
Boston, MA 02215
bu.edu/careers
facebook.com/b...
Undergraduate	
  Economics	
  Associa2on	
  
31	
  
Announcements	
  
UEA	
  General	
  Mee2ng	
  
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CCD Event

  1. 1. Undergraduate  Economics  Associa2on   CCD  Event   (10/1/13)  
  2. 2. Undergraduate  Economics  Associa2on   2   Government  Shuts  Down!  
  3. 3. Undergraduate  Economics  Associa2on   3   Announcements   Econ  Talk     Sunday, Oct. 6th, 12:00pm in GSU Starbucks Wri2ng  CommiFee  +  STATA  Workshop     Sunday, Oct. 6th, 1:00-2:00 pm in CAS 322 UEA  Ar2cle  Compe22on     Tuesday, Oct. 22
  4. 4. Undergraduate  Economics  Associa2on   4   Opportuni2es   Mathema2ca  Policy  Research  (MPR)     Social policy and research firm headquartered in Princeton, NJ recruiting undergraduates for Research Assistant/Programmer – entry level position   Application Link: https://www.mathematica-mpr.com/Employment/ City  of  Boston       Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) at City Hall in Boston are recruiting for the Spring semester. Projects are varied but could include reporting and analytics.   Application Link: http://www.cityofboston.gov/DoIT/internships/
  5. 5. Undergraduate  Economics  Associa2on   5   UEA  Event   Résumés,  Cover  LeFers  and  CVs   Sydney  Simpson  &  Zach  Costello  
  6. 6. Resume Basics
  7. 7. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Contents   Purpose of a Resume   Formatting: Types of resumes and tips for effective formatting   Content: What to include and how to describe your experiences 7 Resume Basics
  8. 8. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Purpose of a Resume Use resumes to:   Clarify your thinking about your skills and goals   Apply to positions   Distribute to your network   Post online (in job search sites like BU CareerLink)   Serve as a point of reference during an interview   Supplement a graduate school application Resume Basics 8
  9. 9. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Types of Resumes   Chronological   Most commonly used format   Lists your experiences with the most recent first   Functional   Organized by skill or experience type   Combination   A flexible format with elements of chronological a functional formats 9 Resume Basics
  10. 10. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Basic Rules   Maintain a professional image   Be relevant   Be brief 10 Resume Basics
  11. 11. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here What To Include   Contact information   Education   Experiences   Optional additional sections   Check out examples in our Resume Guide 11 Resume Basics
  12. 12. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Contact Information   Name   Telephone number (with a professional voicemail recording)   Email address (professional)   Address: Current and/or permanent   Optional: Website, LinkedIn profile address, or social media contact if relevant 12 Resume Basics
  13. 13. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Education   Name of the institution, city and state   Degree (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, etc.)   Major(s), minor(s), or concentration(s)   Year degree was completed or expected   GPA (optional)   Relevant coursework (optional) Resume Basics 13 10/9/13
  14. 14. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Experience   All relevant experiences both paid and unpaid   The organization name, position title, location and dates, and a description focusing on your accomplishments and skills   Start your descriptions with strong action verbs 14 10/9/13Resume Basics
  15. 15. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Experience Include instances where you:   Developed new strategies or procedures   Demonstrated effective leadership or management   Managed or supervised other people well   Received promotions or increased your responsibilities   Increased the profits or services of an organization   Produced a specific result or product   Solved a problem   Received recognition by others Resume Basics 15 10/9/13
  16. 16. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Optional Items   Objective   Profile or professional summary   Skills   Interests Resume Basics 16   Honors or awards   Club or professional organization memberships   Leadership   Certifications
  17. 17. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Final Tips   1 page long (2 pages with significant relevant experience)   Consistent font, bolding, italicizing, and formatting   Use white space   10-12 point, easy to read font   Proofread it   Have someone else proofread it   Update it often Resume Basics 17 10/9/13
  18. 18. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Additional Resources   CCD website: http://www.bu.edu/careers/resumes-cover-letters/   CCD resume guide: http://www.bu.edu/careers/files/ 2012/08/Resume-Guide-2012.pdf   CCD resume review hours: http://www.bu.edu/careers/ about-us/contact-directions/ Resume Basics 18
  19. 19. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Visit us soon! Visit us often! 100 Bay State Road, Sixth Floor Boston, MA 02215 bu.edu/careers facebook.com/buccd @BU_CCD 617-353-3590 Resume Basics 19
  20. 20. Cover Letter Writing
  21. 21. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Contents   Purpose of a cover letter   Types of cover letters   Contents of a cover letter Cover Letter Writing 21
  22. 22. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Purpose of a Cover Letter   To elaborate on your career objective   To demonstrate your knowledge of the employer   To target your special interests/qualifications, and/or experience to the needs of the organization   To describe the unique personal qualities that you would bring to the position Cover Letter Writing 22
  23. 23. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Types of cover letters   Letter of application   Letter of inquiry   Follow-up letter Cover Letter Writing 23
  24. 24. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Basic Rules   Limit letter to one page   Use simple and correct grammar   Adhere to business format while showing your personality   Personalize each letter… address to a specific individual and make it relevant to each position/company applying to   Sign your letter   Keep a copy of all correspondence   Proofread carefully…have other people review your letter (CCD Resume and Cover Letter Review Hours) Cover Letter Writing 24
  25. 25. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Before You Write   Do your research   Research the employer using an internet search, the company website, employee contacts (check the Career Advisory Network for alumni contacts)   Analyze the job description   Review your resume and qualifications   Clarify your interest in the company or position Cover Letter Writing 25 9/15/11
  26. 26. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Intro Paragraph State why you are writing   What is the position or type of position that you are interested in   How did you find out about the position/organization   If you were referred by someone, state their name You may include (briefly)   Key information such as your major and degree   Reason for your interest in this particular company or job   Some reasons why you are a good fit Cover Letter Writing 26
  27. 27. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Body of Cover Letter   The body of the letter is generally one or two paragraphs   Explain why you are interested in the employer or role   Elaborate on relevant experiences, giving specific examples and relating them to the needs of the employer   Use the job description to help you decide what to include   Make sure that you give details and make connections to the specific job (this should not just be a reiteration of your resume) Cover Letter Writing 27
  28. 28. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Closing Paragraph   Keep this paragraph short   Remind the reader of your interest in the position   Thank the reader for his/her time and indicate your desire for an interview   List a phone number and email address where they may reach you   Indicate when you plan to follow up on your application Cover Letter Writing 28
  29. 29. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here Resources for Cover Letter Writing   CCD website: http://www.bu.edu/careers/resumes-cover-letters/   CCD cover letter guide: http://www.bu.edu/careers/ files/2012/09/Cover-Letter-Guide-2012.pdf   CCD cover letter review hours: http://www.bu.edu/ careers/about-us/contact-directions/ Cover Letter Writing 29
  30. 30. Boston University Slideshow Title Goes Here 100 Bay State Road, Sixth Floor Boston, MA 02215 bu.edu/careers facebook.com/buccd @BU_CCD 617-353-3590 Visit us soon! Visit us often! Cover Letter Writing
  31. 31. Undergraduate  Economics  Associa2on   31   Announcements   UEA  General  Mee2ng   Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 7:00-8:00pm in CAS 211
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