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ENG 1101, Julie Way

  1. 1. Resume Writing Tips
  2. 2. These Career Center Partners generously support Michigan Tech students!
  3. 3. These Career Center Partners generously support Michigan Tech students!
  4. 4. Create an Outstanding and Effective Resume • The first and perhaps the most vital step in preparing yourself for a successful job search is to create a powerful resume that will open doors and generate interviews. • You’ll want a powerfully effective and attractive resume because: “On average, most recruiters spend about 30 seconds scanning a resume and cover letter before sending it to the “yes” or “no” pile.”
  5. 5. Top Ten Skills Companies are Looking for in YOU! 1. Co-Op/Internship/Project Experience 2. Communication Skills (both written and oral) 3. Strong Work Ethic 4. Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills 5. Computer and Technical Skills 6. Motivation and Initiative 7. Problem Solving/Analytical/Ingenuity 8. Flexibility/Adaptability 9. Accomplishments/Achievements 10. Confidence in your own character and skill set
  6. 6. Evidence • Use your resume to provide evidence of those skills companies are looking for. • Provide detailed examples. • If you don’t have many of those skills, start developing them NOW!
  7. 7. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories: Objective - what you want to do, who you want to work for) Education - schools, locations, degrees, dates, GPAs Project Experiences - Enterprise, Senior Design, Coursework, Extra-Curricular Work Experiences - paid, unpaid, volunteer Skills - Computer, Technical, Language Accomplishments - don’t be shy
  8. 8. CONTACT INFORMATION • Make it easy for recruiter to find you • Include name, permanent and/or school address, telephone number, e-mail address • Avoid information that is about to expire • E-mail address should be civil, business-like • URL of personal webpage may be included, if only professional information and images
  9. 9. EDUCATION Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI B.S. Electrical Engineering Expected May 2009 Minor: Concentration: Focus: GPA 3.1
  10. 10. CO-OP/INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE Caterpillar, Inc. Peoria, IL Manufacturing Co-op Engineer 2008  Researched  Designed  Processed  Fabricated  Tested  Identified  Programmed  Assembled  Repaired  Upgraded
  11. 11. ENTERPRISE/SENIOR DESIGN/PROJECT EXPERIENCE Michigan Technological University Enterprise Program SAE Formula One – Fuel Systems Team Objective: to design and build a small formula style race car that will compete in a national competition against 100+ technical universities and colleges Methods: • Working on a team of 10 • Researching and analyzing fuel injection systems • Identifying optimal systems for use in car • Designing and tuning engine systems using GTPower Results: successfully built race car that beat the pants off of all our competition
  12. 12. WORK EXPERIENCE ABC Electrical Company Anytown, MI Electrician Assistant Summers 2006, 2007  Installed electric service  Designed circuits from blueprints  Wired outlets, lights, switches, hot water heater Country Diner Anytown, MI Chief Cook and Bottle Washer Summer 2005
  13. 13. COMPUTER SKILLS Operating systems: Windows (98, XP) UNIX Programming: Java, C++, C, Fortran, Assembly Software: Mathematica, CADKEY, DATACAD, Matlab, MathCAD, Verilog, UGNX, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Labview, Star Office
  14. 14. ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ACHIEVEMENTS LEADERSHIP/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE  Scholarships  Awards  Honors  Certifications  4-H  Honor Society  Boy Scouts  Athletic Teams  Missions  Church Youth Group  Martial Arts  Aviation  Entrepreneurial Experience
  15. 15. REFERENCES Name Title Department Company/University/Organization Address Address Phone email
  16. 16. Understanding Michigan Tech’s Powerful Job Posting Software
  17. 17. What is NACElink?  Michigan Tech Career Center’s on-line system for:  Co-op, summer intern and full time postings  Resume books  Interview scheduling  Career Center and company events  Open to all registered students and alumni  Offers career articles, advice and blogs
  18. 18. NACElink vs Monster?  NACElink:  Is specific to Michigan Tech students  Allows you to sign up for interviews directly  Shows employer contact names and info  Lists Career Center events
  19. 19. The Power of NACElink 2006-2007 Quick Facts:  27,974 = Resumes reviewed by employers  1,325 = Jobs posted just in Dec. 2007!  54% = Increase of job postings from 2006
  20. 20. Demonstration  Login and complete profile  Upload resume, cover letter, etc.  Publish resume(s) in appropriate books  Search and apply for jobs  Review Calendar functions  Search for specific employers
  21. 21. Visit us at the Career Center Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm Drop in or call ahead for an appointment 487-2313 Check out our website – www.career.mtu.edu
  22. 22. Additional Web Resources  JobCentral.com  Engineer.info  Medzilla.com  Remember Google!  usajobs.gov  Godefense.gov  Sciencecareers.org (Grad students)  Career.mtu.edu (check out links)

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