UN 1000 Career Services Presentation - November 2010


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UN 1000 Career Services Presentation - November 2010

  1. 1. Choose to use your Career Services resources… Julie Way Career Advisor UN 1000 November 2010
  4. 4. The Resume
  5. 5. Create and 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.”
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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!
  8. 8. First things first… 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. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Objective Education Co-Op/Internship Experience Project Experience Research Experience Computer/Technical Skills Leadership Experience Volunteer Work Accomplishments Honors/Awards Work History
  10. 10. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Objective - what you want to do, who you want to work for Examples: To obtain a full-time position within the field of Business and Accounting To obtain a full-time position with Caterpillar
  11. 11. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Education - schools, locations, degrees, dates, GPAs Examples: Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI BS Degree Expected May 2010 Minor: Spanish Concentration: Focus: GPA: 3.85 Pleasantville High School Pleasantville, MI AP Coursework: English, Calculus, Physics, Basketweaving 2009 University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Spanish Language Studies Fall 2009
  12. 12. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Experiential Education Co-Op, Internship, Enterprise, Senior Design, Coursework, Extra-Curricular Example Formats: Company Location Title (IT Analyst Co-Op, Manufacturing Intern, Accounting Intern) Date  Action  Action  Action  Action SAE Enterprise Project: Objective:  Worked on a team of 6  Action  Action  Action Results: Earned first place in International SAE Competition, 2009
  13. 13. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Work Experiences - paid, unpaid, volunteer Examples: Applebee’s Houghton, MI and Grandville, MI Waitress 2006 - Present • Marketed new menu items, developing sales skills • Successfully interacted and communicated with diverse customer base • Developed team work and team business system skills Strohl Farms Escanaba, MI Part-time Heavy Equipment Operator/Maintenance June 2005 – Present • Skid Loader • Tractor • TMR • Field/Harvesting Equipment Camp Counselor Flat Rock, MI Band Camp Woodwinds Instructor Summer 2009 Dunham’s Bellville, MI Sales Associate Summer 2009
  14. 14. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Skills - Computer, Technical, Language Computer: Operating Systems Programming Languages Networking Software Technical: Asphalt Testing Soil Borings Operating large equipment: skid, tractor, backhoe, paver, harvester CNC and Manual Lathe Welding GPS GIS Laboratory: Microscope Slide prep Titration
  15. 15. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Leadership Project Leadership Experience U2Explore Enterprise Project Manager  Led a team of 5  Scheduled and executed meetings with team members  Developed task schedules, timelines, and deadlines  Assigned tasks according to team member strengths, skills, and abilities  Motivated high performance and adherence to timelines  Liaison with advisor  Coordinated and edited project technical report and oral presentation made to professional corporate  and academic audience ABC Fraternity  President  Vice President  Membership Chair
  16. 16. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Accomplishments - don’t be shy  Scholarships  Awards  Honors  Certifications  4-H  Honor Society  Boy Scouts  Athletic Teams  Missions  Church Youth Group  Martial Arts  Aviation  Entrepreneurial Experience
  17. 17. How do I create a resume? Consider the following categories… Miscellaneous Michigan Technological University Varsity Football Team 4 year Letter Winner • 2-semester daily practice commitment • Balanced 3 hour daily practice and bi-weekly game travel with full-class schedule • Studied, learned, and executed numerous systems • Learned and practiced troubleshooting and problem solving techniques in high stress, real-time competition environment • Developed teamwork, communication skills, time management/prioritizing skills, competitive character, highly disciplined work ethic, and performance excellence United States Air Force Oklahoma City, OK • Airborne Computer Display Maintenance Technician 1990 – 1994 • Successfully completed electronics and specific system training • Successfully completed survival and prisoner of war training, including • land navigation and water survival • Operated early warning radar and communication computer and • data processing for E-3 AWACS • Troubleshot, reconfigured, and repaired aging system mid-mission • Worked successfully within diverse team to accomplish missions
  18. 18. REFERENCES This will be a separate page No less than 3 and no more than 5 Match references with work experience if possible REFERENCES Name Title Department Company/University/Organization Address Address Phone email
  19. 19. MISCELLANEOUS  Ensure it’s typo free!!!  Perfect spelling and grammar mechanics  Ask professional acquaintances to proof it for style and comprehension  Invest in some heavy resume paper and envelopes  Add an interesting and engaging cover letter
  20. 20. Your Career Development
  21. 21. It’s NEVER too early… For YOUR Career Development Why? Because professionally, academically, and personally developing, and gaining hands-on corporate and industry experience are the most important things you can do NOW that will help you get the job of your dreams later
  22. 22. Research Shows… That students who use their Career Services are more successful at finding an internship, co-op, or full-time position and…. are far more successful at landing the job of their dreams
  23. 23. Career Services Professionals  Provide one-on-one help with all your career development needs:  Choosing your optimal career – MyPlan  Guidance for co-curricular participation  Resume and cover letter writing  Interview coaching and practicing  Career Fair Preparation  Job Search Strategies including our new on-line recruiting software - NACElink  On-campus interview scheduling  Offer negotiation and benefits evaluation  Business etiquette advice
  24. 24. Career Services as a valuable resource… Visit Career Services physically for an easy, friendly, valuable one-on-one Career Development appointment. Attend our large event seminars Visit Career Services electronically for valuable, up to date information: Pay close attention to:  www.career.mtu.edu  Career Services emails  NACElink
  25. 25. Connect with companies who want YOU… with YOUR recruiting software NACElink   This software will help you manage and publish your resume, search job postings, and connect with hundreds of employers from around the world. Upload your new or updated resume to NACElink soon! Go to www.career.mtu.edu
  26. 26. A lot to think about… It’s never too early to start thinking about and planning for your future. You’re not alone…we’re here to help you. Choose to use your Career Center Resources.
  27. 27. Visit Career Services Harold Meese Center Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am – 5 pm Call ahead for an appointment - 487-2313 Check out our website – www.career.mtu.edu