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  • 1. Career Planning
    Resume Building
  • 2. Believe Belong
  • 3. Seven Step Process
    • Explore self
    • 4. Explore the work
    • 5. Make decisions and set goals
    • 6. Plan Education
    • 7. Obtain career experience
    • 8. Conduct jobsearch or Plan for further study
    • 9. Know how to survive in a changing economy
  • Six easy to help u navigate for
    career success:
    • Why--- Identify your goals
    • 10. Who--- network with people
    • 11. How--- Learn the skills necessary
    • 12. What--- Understand requirements
    • 13. Where--- Find out points of entry
    • 14. When--- Know when to start looking
  • Being in a position to seize the opportunity
    Self Awareness
    Taking Action
    Decision Making
  • 15. Where does the time go?
  • 16. Choosing a career
  • 17. What do you offer?
  • Opportunity awareness
  • Purpose of a Resume
    A Marketing Tool:
    To convince an employer
    To call you
    For an interview
    You’ve got 30 seconds!!!
    Select Me
  • 23. Resume Myths
    • “I don’t need one until I’m ready to look for a job.”
    • 24. “I can use one standard resume for the rest of my life.”
    • 25. “I’m too young, there’s nothing to put on a resume.”
    • 26. “My resume will get the job for me.”
  • 27. Steps toBuildinga Resume
    • Laying the foundation.
    • 28. Building the resume.
    • 29. Finishing the resume.
  • Laying the Foundation
    • Assess Yourself on Paper
    • 30. What are your Objectives?
    • 31. Kind of job you are looking for and when you are available
    • 32. What have you accomplished?
    • 33. Skills, Abilities, Work Experience, and Extracurricular Activities/Leadership
  • Conti…
    What Makes a Good Employee??
  • The Resume
    Related Skills
  • 43. Building the Resume
    Personal Data Section
    Objective (Optional)
    Education Section
    Work Experience
    Activities and Honors
    Do Not List References
  • 44. Personal Data Section
    The Heading
    • Preferably at the top in the center or right side
    • 45. Name, address and phone number
    • 46. Email
    • 47. accessible after graduation.
    • 48. Professional address
  • 49. Personal Data Section Examples
    Example #1
    Ima T. Aggie
    1234 High St. 4321 West Way
    College Station, TX 77840 Houston, TX 77444
    Home: (979) xxx-xxxx (281) xxx-xxxx
    Cell : (979) xxx-xxxx
    Example #2
    Ima T. Aggie
    1234 High St.
    College Station, TX 77840
    Home: (979) xxx-xxxx
    Cell : (979) xxx-xxxx
  • 50. Heading Examples
  • 51. Objective
    • Always include an objective
    • 52. Apply to a specific position if possible
    • 53. Stay off the soap box
    • 54. Be concise
    CO-OP, Intern, Full-time? Operations, Business, Sales, Design, R&D, Consulting?
    CO-OPs and Interns – start date
  • 55. Education Section
    • Include the following:
    •Institution of study(s)
    • Degree(s) and Major(s)
    • Honors
    • Do I have to include my GPA?
    • If absent, employers will assume GPA < 2.8
    • If present, designate a scale i.e. 3.2/4.0
    Do not use GPA in a major alone
  • 56. Work Experience
    • Job Title, Company Name, Location, Dates of employment
    • 57. Job Description – Statements (not sentences)
    Using action words and showing results
    • Be Positive, Be Concise, Be Persuasive
    • 58. List all work experience…within reason
    • 59. Include accomplishments not just responsibilities
    • 60. Have you been in the working world?
    • 61. Hands up if you’ve professional experience
  • Activities and Honors
    • List them all and have a balance
    • 62. Student/Professional organizations
    • 63. Foreign languages, international
    • Leadership positions
    • 64. Scholarships,Dean’s List, etc.
    • 65. Athletic groups
    • 66. Hobbies
  • References
    • Keep it to three (Unless you choose RAUR)
    • 67. One personal, scholastic and professional
    • 68. Be sure they’re still there and reachable
    • 69. Are they a good reference?
  • Finishing the Resume
    • Be Concise
    • 70. Avoid Personal Pronouns
    • 71. Use action words
    • 72. Show results
    • 73. Reader Friendly
    • 74. Avoiding common mistakes
    • 75. Spelling and grammatical errors.
    • 76. Formatting, fonts, length, paper quality.
    • 77. Translate “Aggie speak” to business English
    • 78. LIES
    • 79. Too long
    • 80. Be ready to back up anything on the resume
    • 81. Don’t include references
  • Contn…
    • Use white or off-white paper (checkout resume paper at area copy centers, i.e. Kinkos, Copy Corner, or Graphics Center on campus)
    • 82. Use 8 ½ x11-inch paper
    • 83. Use a font size of 10 to 14 points
    • 84. Black ink only
    • 85. Use non-decorative typefaces
    • 86. Choose one typeface and stick to it
    • 87. Avoid italics, script, and underlined words
    • 88. No horizontal or vertical lines, graphics, or shading
    • 89. Do not fold or staple your resume
    • 90. If you must mail your resume, put it in a large envelope
  • Different types of resumes for different uses
    There are four basic types of resumes: chronological, functional, combination, and curricula vitae (CVs). Choose a format that best fits your experiences and industry or one that you are comfortable with. Ultimately, the choice of resume format is up to you.Chronological resumes present information in a time line approach. Typically, the most recent work or educational experience is listed first, followed by the next most recent. It illustrates how you have made progress towards your career objective through your employment history.Functional resumes group work experience and skills by skill area or job function. Use functional resumes to point out your skills over your specific employment history. It highlights more relevant skills instead of position titles.Combination resumes merge the chronological and functional styles. They present the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from work in a reverse-chronological order.Curricula vitae (CVs) are very different from resumes and are only used in certain positions and industries. Curricula vitae provide a detailed statement of your qualifications. CV's are more biographical in nature and are often used in higher education, science, and medicine
  • 91. In Conclusion….
    • Your goal is to get an interview
    • 92. A resume is a window
    • 93. It’s a brochure about you
    • 94. The 8 second test
    • 95. Brevity and readability
    You Did It!
  • 96. Activities and Honors
    Student/Professional organizations
    Leadership positions
    Scholarships,Dean’s List, etc.
    Foreign languages, international experiences
    Do not list on resume
    Bring separate page when you are interviewed
    Present most marketable information first
    Use brief, descriptive phrases
    No personal pronouns
    Use action verbs to describe experiences and accomplishments
    Be Positive
    Be Truthful
    You Have the Right to Remain Silent