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Resumes – for College Graduates 2011


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Resumes – for College Graduates 2011

  1. 1. RESUMES – forUniversity Graduates Presentation for Toowong Student Residences – Salvation Army - 2011 by Cheryl Mills from CAMILLS Consulting
  2. 2. Which person would you employ? • • • •
  3. 3. If you were an Employer, what would you look for in a Resume?• Presentation• Experience (Knowledge, Skills, Capabilities, Qualifications)•Relevance
  4. 4. Presentation does matter. Your resume should: • Give impression of good organisational skills • Be easy to navigate • Have consistent format and tense • Have no spelling errors
  5. 5. STUDENT CLINICAL PLACEMENTSSherwood Preschool Language Program(May – July 2009)• Developed and implemented a language-based classroom curriculum based on IEP goals for two classes of preschoolers with speech and language delays• Conducted individual and group speech and language therapy• Administered standardized speech and language tests and wrote diagnostic reports• Achieved high distinction for clinical skillsUniversity of Queensland Speech and Hearing Clinic(6 weeks Dec- Jan 2009)• Conducted diagnostic evaluations, including: client/parent interviews, collection and analysis of spontaneous speech and language samples, standardized testing, oral motor exams, and hearing screenings• Disorders included: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Child Language, Aphasia, Adult Apraxia of Speech, Fluency (child and adult), Phonological and Articulation Disorders
  6. 6. Resume Design • If the job requires design – show your flairTo Template or not to Template? • If not – use simple design or “Tables”
  7. 7. CURRICULUM VITAEJacinthe Wu14/82 Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Brisbane QLD 4101ph 0415 504 792 jacinthe.wu@hotmail.comKEY STRENGTHS/VALUE OFFERED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES good knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef University project work and field trips exploring the impact of environmental changes on Dugongs significant environmental monitoring experience including data input, compilation, analysis and reporting very competent user of 4WD vehicles, in off road and beach conditions demonstrated knowledge of National Parks and environmental protection legislation excellent team and communication skillsQUALIFICATIONSSUMMARY OF UNIVERSITY PROJECT WORK AND CAREERAWARDSCERTIFICATES AND LICENSES or OTHER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENTCAREER HISTORY – RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTSRELEVANT UNIVERSITY PROJECTS AND FIELD TRIPSRESEARCHVOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE or LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE EXPERIENCEREFEREES
  8. 8. Where can I find Contemporary Graduate Resume Information?University Career pages• University of Queensland CareerHubFREE Online Employment Service where UQ students and alumni can search for: – All types of local, national and international degree-related employment opportunities – Upcoming career and employment events/workshops – Online career resources and planning =%2fdefault.chpx• QUT Career Hub -
  9. 9. Graduate Services• GradConnection• Graduate Opportunities
  10. 10. 2011 University Career FairsQueenslandTuesday 22nd March Central Queensland UniversityThursday 24th March Sunshine CoastFriday 25th March University of Southern QueenslandMonday 28th March QUTTuesday 29th March Griffith (Nathan Campus)Wednesday 30th March Univeristy of QueenslandThursday 31st March Griffith (Gold Coast)Thursday 31st March Bond UniversityTuesday 5th April James Cook University (Townsville)Wednesday 6th April James Cook University (Cairns)
  11. 11. Experience does matter.You can refer toskills, achievements, awards that youhave from:• Volunteer work• Significant Sports, Music, Drama and other extra curricular activities• Leadership/Committee roles• University assignments, placements, present ations and projects• Significant Travel• Casual employment
  12. 12. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Graduate Application Form (2010)• Question 1: Qualifications and knowledge Why are you applying for the Graduate Trainee program in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade? What skills and attributes would you be able to contribute to DFAT’s goals and work? You should give examples based on your academic achievements, work experience and/or extracurricular activities.• Question 2: Written and oral communication skills Provide examples of where your written and oral communication and negotiation skills have been most effective in the workplace or elsewhere. What outcomes were achieved?
  13. 13. • Question 3: Conceptual and analytical skills Describe a situation in which you have had to identify and analyse a problem or issue and then recommend a solution. How did you go about the task? What was the outcome? What constraints did you face in developing the solution?• Question 4: Effective working relations What makes you an effective team member? How do you respond to problems or conflict within a team? Give an example of how you have contributed to a team’s achievements.• Question 5: Flexibility, adaptability and initiative Give an example of where you have taken on an unfamiliar task or faced a challenge, whether in the workplace, your studies or extra-curricular activities. Describe how you prepared for and took on that task or challenge. What did you find most difficult about the experience?
  14. 14. Common selection criteria for Government• Supports strategic thinking• Achieves results• Supports productive working relationships• Displays personal drive and integrity• Communicates with influence
  15. 15. Relevance does matter If you were applying for the following roles, what would you emphasise in your resume? • Research position? • Clinician? • Customer Service? • Graduate Recruitment? • International Aid?
  16. 16. What will your referees say about you?• model the behaviour that you want them to describe (clever, reliable, well presented, enthusiastic, respectful, willingness to go the extra mile…..)• keep in contact• manage referees (e.g. list for them examples of your work, leave your CV with them)
  17. 17. presented by Cheryl Mills from www.brisbanejobcoach.comAlumni of Cromwell College, University of Queensland, QUT and Southern Cross University