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20 tips for improving the way you develop your resume for success. This presentation was used for the Ad Club and the University of Nevada, Reno.

20 tips for improving the way you develop your resume for success. This presentation was used for the Ad Club and the University of Nevada, Reno.

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  • 20 Resume Tips in 20 Minutes © Mike McDowell. All Rights Reserved.
  • Resume doesn’t get you the job. It gets you the interview.
  • People are busy. Your resume will be skimmed. View slide
  • Lose the objective. We know you want the job. View slide
  • Education: Don’t include anything before college. Only include GPA if it’s impressive.
  • Move education to the end.
  • It’s not what you know. It’s what you’ve done with what you know.
  • Highlight your accomplishments, not your job duties.
  • Use past tense. Coordinated vs Coordinate. Designed vs Design. Planned vs Plan.
  • SO WHAT?
  • Created marketing plan for annual fundraiser. Created marketing plan for annual fundraiser that netted $50,000. Created marketing plan for annual fundraiser that netted $50,000, more than any previous fundraiser in the past 5 years.
  • Relevant Experience Internships. Summer jobs. Volunteer work. Research projects. Clubs/orgs.
  • Customize your resume to the job. Pull words from the job description and use them in your resume.
  • Review all of the experiences on your resume. Think of 3-5 accomplishments per experience.
  • Accomplishments don’t have to be groundbreaking.
    • Make/save money for the company?
    • Increase productivity or save
    • time for the company?
    • Events, activities, projects you planned and implemented? Results?
    • Involved in notable projects? Notable clients? Results of the team?
    • Did you get to use your writing skills? Purpose of writing?
  • Action/Benefit Statements Action = Responsibility Benefit = Results
  • Quantify your statements.
  • BEFORE: Supervised staff of retail employees and planned promotions to grow profits. AFTER: Managed 20 employees, planned and executed 30 promotions, consistently generating 30-35% gross profit.
  • Legibility is your goal. Don’t overstylize. No more than two fonts. Avoid ALL CAPS. Minimize underlining .
  • NO TYPODS!
  • NO TYPOS!
  • Have somebody else read your resume and proof it.
  • Narrow down the contact info. You don’t need address, email, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, blog, website, cell phone, mom’s phone…
  • “ The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth, are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map.” - Seth Godin
  • Questions?
  • Mike McDowell [email_address] Google Me.