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Resume Writing
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  • Rationale: Welcome to “Tutoring Resumes.” This presentation is designed to help students with their resumes. Directions: Each slide is activated by a single mouse click, unless otherwise noted in bold at the bottom of each notes page. Writers and Designers: Stacy Lolkus and Allen Brizee, 2007. Developed with resources courtesy of the Purdue University Writing Lab.
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    • 1. Resumes A presentation brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab
    • 2. What is a Resume?
      • Personal summary of your professional history and qualifications
      • Includes anything a person wants to express about:
          • Career goals
          • Education
          • Experience
          • Activities
          • Honors
    • 3. General Guidelines
      • Length : Limit resume to one typed page
      • Font : Arial or Times New Roman
        • Between 10-12 point font
      • Paper : Use 8 1/2” x 11” 20 lb paper
        • White, light cream, or grey
    • 4. Preliminary Research
      • Find out:
        • General job information
        • Desired qualifications and skills
        • Key values and word
      • Look on:
        • Company website
        • Job advertisement
        • Any publications about the company (magazine articles, etc.)
    • 5. Sections
    • 6. Contact Information
      • Include:
          • Name
          • Permanent and/or campus addresses
          • Permanent and/or campus phone numbers
          • Email address
    • 7. Contact Information
      • Cameo Bohnino
      • Campus Address: Permanent Address:
      • 227 Harrison, Apt. 5 5226 Buckbridge
      • West Lafayette, IN 47906 Fort Wayne, IN 46815
      • 765.410.6283 260.482.670 [email_address]
      • Cell: 765.410.6283
    • 8. Contact Information Examples
      • Cameo Bohnino
      • 227 Harrison, Apt. 5
      • West Lafayette, IN 47906
      • 765.410.6283
      • [email_address]
    • 9. Objective Statements
      • Two different approaches to objective statements
        • Brief and to the point
        • Detailed description of desired position and qualifications
      • You must decide which approach is best
    • 10. First Approach: Brief
      • To obtain a summer internship in
      • sales/marketing at Owens Corning
      • A full-time position as a system analyst
      • A summer internship as a project engineer
    • 11. Second Approach: Descriptive A summer internship in a sales/marketing position at Owens Corning where I can employ my team building skills and versatility to create new ideas A full-time position as a systems analyst which will allow me to use my programming, technical writing, and supervisory skills to lead a group of dynamic employees A summer internship as a project engineer with a construction company that will utilize my experience in field engineering, cost controlling, and estimating
    • 12. Education
      • Beginning with the highest level of educational achievement, include:
        • School attended
        • Major/Minors
        • GPA (only if 3.0 or above)
        • Date of program completion information
    • 13.
      • Bachelor of Science in Management December 2007
      • Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, West Lafayette, IN
      • Minor: Marketing
      • Current Overall GPA: 3.5/4.0
      Education
    • 14. Work Experience
      • Include positions you have held which are related, in some way, to the job you are seeking
        • Can be both paid and volunteer positions
      • Be creative with this section of your resume by describing and emphasizing your experiences in the most relevant way possible.
    • 15. Work Experience
      • Server May 2003-June 2006
      • The Blu Tomato, Fort Wayne, Indiana
        • Provided customers with superior service and ensure their comfort in an upscale restaurant environment
        • - Achieved net sales averaging between $400 and $750 a night
      • Swim Coach Summers 2004-2005
      • Blackhawk Swim Team, Fort Wayne, Indiana
        • Improved the swimming skills of children ages 4-18 while encouraging
        • the children to stay on task
        • - Constructed line-ups for a competitive advantage at swim meets
    • 16. Experience
      • Purdue Athletic Promotions , West Lafayette, IN April 2004-Present
      • Manager of Promotions for Purdue Swimming and Diving
      • Create and implement a promotional campaign to increase attendance at swimming and diving events
      • Design advertisements for newspapers, radio, and campus
      • Blackhawk Swim Team , Fort Wayne, Indiana Summers 2004-2005
      • Swim Coach
      • Improved the swimming skills of children ages 4-18 while encouraging the children to stay on task
      • Constructed line-ups for a competitive advantage at swim meets
    • 17. Action Verb List
      • Action phrases will help you avoid being too brief and from understating your qualifications.
      • Example:
        • Before: Planned activities
        • After: Planned arts and crafts activities for preschool aged children
    • 18.
      • Purdue Equestrian Team Women in Business
      • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Alpha Lambda Delta Phi Eta Sigma
      • Boiler Gold Rush Team Leader School of Management Peer Mentor
      Activities, Honors, Volunteer Experience
      • Include relevant activities, honors, and
      • volunteer experiences
    • 19. Extra Tips
      • Ultimate goal is to get an interview
      • White space
      • Employer will only take 15 seconds to glance at a resume
    • 20. Where can you go for professional advice about your resume?
      • Purdue University Writing Lab
      • Our web site:
          • http://owl.english.purdue.edu
      • Email brief questions:
          • [email_address]

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