Resume/CV Writing        Presented By      Caitlin Henke, MACareer Development Facilitator
CV versus ResumeResume  • Profile of professional qualifications  • One to two pages in length  • Generally more focused o...
CV versus ResumeCurriculum vitae (CV)   • In-depth written account of education, experience,     and achievements   • One ...
What is the Purpose?• To get an  interview, not a  job• Provides a  summary of  what you want  to discuss in  an interview...
Effective Resumes/CVs• Generate interviews• Are tailored to a specific position  within a specific organization
Marketing tool• Your resume should focus on:  – Skills and experiences outside of your paid    positions  – Targeting your...
What types of Experiences?• Coursework           •   Full-time work• Projects/            •   Part-time work  Assignments ...
Additional Sections (resume)                                        AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTSLANGUAGE SKILLS                 ...
CV Sections May Include•   Education                  • Professional                                 Associations/Membersh...
Basic Format• Contact information• Objective/Summary of  Qualifications• Education  •   Academic Experience/Projects• Prof...
Contact Information
Eye catcherSUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS  Ph.D. candidate with five years of teaching experience providing outstanding  academ...
EducationEDUCATIONMaster of Science in Medical Laboratory SciencesThe University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New MexicoAnt...
Format: Chronological vs.               FunctionalChronological/Traditional:• Content listed in reverse order with the mos...
Describing your Experiences• Draw upon ALL experiences that are related to  position• Look for direct/exact matches• Use t...
O*Net
Resume/CV Checks     • Be consistent     • Easy to read (enough white       space)     • Appropriate use of       fonts/bu...
Resume Donts• Clip art, scanned images, or borders• Personal information (marital status, date of birth,  health status, p...
UNM CAREER SERVICES     www.career.unm.edu          Walk-ins:     Monday, Friday 9-12    Tuesday, Thursday 1-4       Wedne...
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  • How many have gone to a career fair? First-time?
  • CV/Resume/Letters of Intent Preparation

    1. 1. Resume/CV Writing Presented By Caitlin Henke, MACareer Development Facilitator
    2. 2. CV versus ResumeResume • Profile of professional qualifications • One to two pages in length • Generally more focused on employment history than academic background
    3. 3. CV versus ResumeCurriculum vitae (CV) • In-depth written account of education, experience, and achievements • One to several pages in length - Industry = shorter (2-3 p.) - Research/academia = longer (3+ p.) - 1st years = 2 p. • Used primarily in academia Teaching, research, administration, consulting
    4. 4. What is the Purpose?• To get an interview, not a job• Provides a summary of what you want to discuss in an interview• Self-promotion document
    5. 5. Effective Resumes/CVs• Generate interviews• Are tailored to a specific position within a specific organization
    6. 6. Marketing tool• Your resume should focus on: – Skills and experiences outside of your paid positions – Targeting your strengths to the employer’s needs – The most relevant parts of your background and important assets as they relate to the position – Include key words, exact matches, minimum qualifications, required skills from posting
    7. 7. What types of Experiences?• Coursework • Full-time work• Projects/ • Part-time work Assignments • Volunteer• Conferences/ • Community service Workshops • Student/ Professional• Student Activities organizations• Special knowledge/Skills
    8. 8. Additional Sections (resume) AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTSLANGUAGE SKILLS Lottery Scholarship RecipientFluent in written and spoken Spanish Dean’s List: 2010 - 2011INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSExtensive travel in Latin America, Member, New Mexico Student LeadersSummers 2007 and 2008 Association, Aug 2008 – presentRELATED ACTIVITIESPerformer, Into the Woods, Musical CAMPUS INVOLVEMENTTheatre Southwest, June 2006 President, ASUNM, May 2009 – May 2010WORKSHOPS ATTENDED“A-B-C and 1-2-3”, New Mexico Student COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTLeader Association, April 2008 Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, June 2008 – Aug 2010
    9. 9. CV Sections May Include• Education • Professional Associations/Memberships• Dissertation or Thesis • Publications• Honors and Awards • Presentations• Certification/Licensure/ • Recent/Current Research• Endorsements • Community Involvement• Courses Taught/Teaching Experience • Educational Travel• Lab Experience • Institutional/Academic Service• Professional Experience • Qualifications and Skills• Relevant Experience • References• Languages • Grants Received
    10. 10. Basic Format• Contact information• Objective/Summary of Qualifications• Education • Academic Experience/Projects• Professional Experience• Related Experience• Additional Sections
    11. 11. Contact Information
    12. 12. Eye catcherSUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. candidate with five years of teaching experience providing outstanding academic support in university setting. Extensive knowledge of cell breakage, ELISA, immunoassays and spectroscopy. Proficiency in preparation and identification of nucleic acids, protein isolation and separation by gel filtration and computer analysis of kinetic data.Profile• Highly energetic individual with proven ability to motivate children of diverse backgrounds, and engage them in educational activities.• Effective leadership providing direction and accountability for teams experiencing increased test scores for standardized tests.
    13. 13. EducationEDUCATIONMaster of Science in Medical Laboratory SciencesThe University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New MexicoAnticipated: May 2010 Relevant Course work: Clinical Serology, Advanced Clinical Microbiology, Advanced Immunohematology, Clinical Lab ManagementBachelor of Science in BiologyThe University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New MexicoMay 2007 Graduated magna cum laude
    14. 14. Format: Chronological vs. FunctionalChronological/Traditional:• Content listed in reverse order with the most recent information first. • Preferred among conservative employers • Best suited those who have a great deal of related experienceFunctional/Skills Based: • Content is categorized by functions, or areas of expertise and skills. • De-emphasizes dates and concentrates on skills, experience, and – accomplishments • Works well for individuals with limited education or employment gaps • Good for career changers
    15. 15. Describing your Experiences• Draw upon ALL experiences that are related to position• Look for direct/exact matches• Use the vocabulary of the profession• Use high-impact action words• Quantify your experiences• Control the flow of information through sequencing• Always focus on outcomes, contributions, and accomplishments• http://online.onetcenter.org
    16. 16. O*Net
    17. 17. Resume/CV Checks • Be consistent • Easy to read (enough white space) • Appropriate use of fonts/bullets ( TNR, Arial) • Completely free of errors • Appropriate margins • Consistent use of verb tense • Suitable length
    18. 18. Resume Donts• Clip art, scanned images, or borders• Personal information (marital status, date of birth, health status, photograph)• Use of the first person (ex. I did…)• Salary requirements• Contractions and abbreviations (i.e. Don’t)• Hobbies• Addresses of previous employers• Reason for leaving previous position(s)• Forget to submit a cover letter with the resume
    19. 19. UNM CAREER SERVICES www.career.unm.edu Walk-ins: Monday, Friday 9-12 Tuesday, Thursday 1-4 Wednesday 1-5 -Or- By AppointmentStudent Services Center Rm 220 277-2531

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