Resume workshop Spring 2014

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Resume workshop Spring 2014

  1. 1. Purpose of a Resume  Showcase your skills, talents, abilities, and accomplishments  Quick advertisement of who you are  Communicate your assets – be clear and concise  Land an interview!
  2. 2. Make your Resume StandOut! - Employers look at resume for about 30 seconds
  3. 3. What to Remember When Developing a Resume  Make your name and contact info easy to locate.  Structure easy to read and follow.  Have a heading for each section.  Résumé's content should support the career goal.  Make e-mail address appropriate.  Avoid being repetitive.  Use easy to read formatting.  Make your résumé look original rather than like a template.  Keep statements short and concise.  Spell check!!!!
  4. 4. Myths of Resume Building Myth  I can use the same resume for multiple job applications.  Your references must be listed on your resumes.  Resumes should contain your entire work history. Fact  If your current resume has laboratory research listed, do not send it to a sales position.  Typically, these are listed and sent as a separate document.  List relevant and most recent jobs.
  5. 5. Tailoring your Resume Change your resume content for each job-type you apply for.
  6. 6. PowerWords! Start your bullets and statements with these!
  7. 7. KeyWords Match your qualifications with the job descriptions responsibilities and qualifications
  8. 8. Focus on Accomplishments  Your results or impact and tactics  Improved teamwork, prevented a problem, created a solution, increased profits/membership, overcame obstacles, developed a new procedure Basic: Started a new program Strong: Created and implemented a new mentoring program with 80% participation of residents 2 parts
  9. 9. Components of a Resume  1. Heading  Name, Address (with full zip code), Phone number with area code, Appropriate email address  2. Objective/Profile  The profile is about you, the objective is about them.  3. Education  4. Experience  5. Certifications  6.Additional Information  Skills, Honors &Awards, Hobbies and Interest (If applicable)  7. References (always a separate page)  Professional individuals who can attest to how awesome you are!
  10. 10. Resume #1
  11. 11. Resume #2
  12. 12. Cover Letter
  13. 13. Tips &Tricks
  14. 14. Resources  Hire CalYOU  Cal U Career Services Redbook  Make an appointment with your Career Advisor  Utilize walk – in hours at Career Services

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