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Resume Seminar Fall 2010

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Resume Seminar Fall 2010

  1. 1. Build A Strong Resume<br />Brought to you by Career Services<br />
  2. 2. Career Services Partners<br />
  3. 3. Career Services Partners <br />
  4. 4. Stick Around for the Raffle<br /><ul><li>University and corporate gifts
  5. 5. Gift certificates from local merchants
  6. 6. A month parking pass for the President’s Lot</li></ul>Hire<br />
  7. 7. Resume Writing Tips<br />Make your resume stand out!<br />My Resume!<br />
  8. 8. WHAT IS A RESUME?<br />A Summary<br />A set of accomplishments<br />Your “ticket” to an interview<br />A resource for filling out applications<br />Evidence of what you have done<br />A conversation starter<br />Different for the college grad vs. someone with experience<br />
  9. 9. Submitting Resumes<br />NACElink<br />At Job Fairs<br />Company Websites<br /> “The way the employer wants it”, “.txt, .pdf, .doc??”<br />Job Posting Boards<br />Electronically (e-mail), convert to pdf<br />U.S. Mail<br />With Cover Letters<br />
  10. 10. Employers look for SKILLS and EXPERIENCES<br />Write your resume to show EVIDENCE of these!!<br /><ul><li>Co-op / Internships
  11. 11. Communication Skills
  12. 12. Problem solving
  13. 13. Computer/Technical Skills
  14. 14. Teamwork
  15. 15. Leadership
  16. 16. Flexibility
  17. 17. Motivation/Initiative
  18. 18. Projects/Accomplishments
  19. 19. Confidence</li></li></ul><li>How do I create a resume?<br />Consider the following categories<br /><ul><li>Contact Information
  20. 20. Objective (what you want to do)
  21. 21. Education (school, location, degree, dates, GPA, relevant courses)
  22. 22. Project Experiences (Enterprise, Senior Design, coursework, hobbies)
  23. 23. Work Experiences (Co-op/Intern, paid, unpaid, volunteer)
  24. 24. Skills (Computer, Technical, Language)
  25. 25. Accomplishments (don’t be shy)</li></li></ul><li>CONTACT INFORMATION<br /><ul><li>Include name, permanent and/or school address, </li></ul> telephone number, e-mail address<br /><ul><li>E-mail address should be business-like
  26. 26. Avoid information that will soon expire
  27. 27. URL of personal webpage may be included, </li></ul> if only professional information and images<br />
  28. 28. OBJECTIVE<br />For job fairs:<br /><ul><li>To obtain a full time position in the field of electrical engineering
  29. 29. To obtain an internship or a co-op to further my experience and </li></ul> utilize my knowledge in the field of biological sciences<br />For specific position:<br /><ul><li>To obtain the structural engineer position at HireMe Inc.
  30. 30. May not always be necessary???</li></li></ul><li>EDUCATION<br />Michigan Technological University (MTU) Houghton, MI<br />B.S. Electrical Engineering May 2010<br />Minor: Business<br />GPA 3.1 <br />OR<br />Departmental GPA 3.3 Overall GPA 2.8<br />Relevant Courses<br />Operations Management, Photonics, Global Finance, <br />Power Systems, Distribution Engineering <br />
  31. 31. PROJECT EXPERIENCE<br />MTU Senior Design Project<br />Impact Sound TransmissionSponsored by The Noble Co. 2009-10<br /><ul><li>Project Leader
  32. 32. Tested different materials to determine sound insulation properties,</li></ul>while following ASTM standards<br /><ul><li>Reduced impact sound transmission through proper material selection</li></li></ul><li>PROJECT EXPERIENCE<br />MTU Winter Carnival 2009<br />Snow Statue Chair (Lambda Chi Alpha)<br /><ul><li>Oversaw the design and construction of a 25 ft tall snow statue
  33. 33. Performed stress tests and structural truss analysis on ice beams
  34. 34. Created gantt charts and logistical timelines for building of the statue
  35. 35. Managed multiple design teams of 4 to 5 people</li></li></ul><li>PROJECT EXPERIENCE<br />Microbrewery Design Project (MTU) Fall 2008<br />Objective: To design a more sustainable and cost efficient <br /> microbrewery production line<br />Methods:<br /><ul><li>Worked as part of an engineering team
  36. 36. Project manager
  37. 37. Modeling and design leader
  38. 38. Designed a 3-D solid model of the proposed microbrewery
  39. 39. Analyzed the hazards of the brewing process
  40. 40. Prepared a resource budget to estimate system energy requirements
  41. 41. Developed a computer simulation of microbrewery using Matlab </li></ul>Outcome (projected): Design, model, and simulation of afeasible and <br />marketable design solution for a more cost effective and energy reducing<br />microbrewery production line<br />
  42. 42. WORK EXPERIENCE<br />Kimberly Clark Corporation/Tax Department Menasha, WI<br />Accounting Intern Summer 2009<br /><ul><li>Analyzed NOL’s and credit’s affect on reserves
  43. 43. Filed amended and state returns
  44. 44. Analyzed Kimberly Clark’s financial impact in the Fox Cities
  45. 45. Provided reports to supervisor that were presented to Tax Director</li></li></ul><li>Listing Your Experience<br />Topics To Include:<br /><ul><li>Jobs while you are in school
  46. 46. Both volunteer and paid experiences
  47. 47. Co-ops/internships
  48. 48. Supervising or training people
  49. 49. Family-owned businesses </li></ul>Remember to list most recent experience first<br />
  50. 50. COMPUTER SKILLS<br />Operating systems: Windows, UNIX<br />Programming: Java, C++, C, Fortran, Assembly<br />Software: Mathematica, CADKEY, DATACAD, Matlab, MathCAD, <br /> Verilog, UGNX, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, <br />Labview, Star Office<br />
  51. 51. ACCOMPLISHMENTS<br />Personally funding 100% of education<br />Assisted father with electrical work for 13 years<br />Designed and built driveway at family’s cottage<br />Built 15 computers from components <br />Independently restoring a 1976 CJ5 Jeep <br />
  52. 52. TEN RESUME DO’S<br />Make sure it looks professional<br />Use standard sized, white/light tint paper<br />Print on only one side (Think Green???)<br />Try to keep it to one page (undergrad)<br />Format well and have white space<br />Use bullets and powerful verbs<br />Keep it positive<br />Be honest, but don’t undersell yourself<br />Use the vocabulary (keywords) of your field<br />Keep your contact information current<br />
  53. 53. TEN RESUME DON’TS<br />Exaggerate<br />Have misspelled words or names<br />Include photograph, marital status, sex, age<br />Handwrite changes or additions<br />Make it too crowded with no white space<br />Send it without a cover letter (there may be exceptions)<br />Have unexplained abbreviations<br />Use personal pronouns<br />Use fonts smaller than 10 pt.<br />Use a template-they’re tougher to alter<br />
  54. 54. OTHER RESOURCES<br /><ul><li>career.mtu.edu
  55. 55. quintcareers.com
  56. 56. jobweb.com
  57. 57. GOOGLE: How to write a resume and</li></ul> cover letter<br />
  58. 58. Sample<br />
  59. 59. Sample<br />
  60. 60. Sample<br />
  61. 61. Sample<br />
  62. 62. Employers’ Situation<br /><ul><li>Want you to apply online, at company website, JUST DO IT!
  63. 63. HR departments are in shambles
  64. 64. Using software resume evaluation systems: keyword search
  65. 65. Reduction in travel to campuses
  66. 66. Conducting very targeted searches
  67. 67. Using virtual methods to conduct interviews</li></li></ul><li>2010 Fall Career Fair<br />Tuesday<br />October 5, 2010<br />Student Development Complex<br />Sponsored by <br />Career Services<br />and <br />Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity<br />
  68. 68. Seminars<br />
  69. 69. Career ServicesYour helping hands!<br />Location – The Meese Center<br />Office hours: Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm<br />For an appointment call 487-2313<br />Email address: career@mtu.edu<br />Website: www.career.mtu.edu<br />
  70. 70. It is Raffle Time!<br />Good luck <br />

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