Résumé Checklist

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Résumé Checklist

  1. 1. Résumé Checklist <br />The Career Center <br />Coaching ¨ Resources ¨ Networking<br />www.uncp.edu/career ¨ career@uncp.edu ¨ (910) 521-6270<br />Chavis University Center, Suite 210<br />
  2. 2. General Guidelines<br /><ul><li> #1 marketing tool
  3. 3. Summarizes qualifications
  4. 4. 1-2 full pages
  5. 5. Consistent
  6. 6. Easy to scan
  7. 7. No templates!</li></li></ul><li>General Guidelines<br /><ul><li> No high school information!
  8. 8. Good quality résumé paper
  9. 9. No staples, paperclips
  10. 10. Proofread, proofread, proofread!</li></li></ul><li>
  11. 11. Contact Information<br /><ul><li> Name
  12. 12. Current mailing address
  13. 13. Phone number
  14. 14. E-mail address
  15. 15. Professional web site</li></li></ul><li>
  16. 16. Objective<br /><ul><li> Optional
  17. 17. Short and concise
  18. 18. Eliminate personal pronouns
  19. 19. What can you offer?</li></li></ul><li>
  20. 20. Education<br /><ul><li> Institution
  21. 21. Degree & major/minor
  22. 22. Graduation date
  23. 23. GPA</li></li></ul><li>
  24. 24. Related Experience<br /><ul><li> Related to major/career choice
  25. 25. Reverse chronological order
  26. 26. Position title
  27. 27. Company, location
  28. 28. Start date – end date
  29. 29. Bulleted descriptions</li></li></ul><li>Bulleted Descriptions<br /><ul><li> Start with strong action words
  30. 30. Use appropriate verb tense
  31. 31. Quantify if possible
  32. 32. Focus on accomplishments</li></li></ul><li>
  33. 33. Other Experience<br /><ul><li> Same format as “related experience”
  34. 34. Miscellaneous employment
  35. 35. Other relevant experience</li></li></ul><li>
  36. 36. Skills<br /><ul><li> Computer skills
  37. 37. Transferable skills
  38. 38. Language skills
  39. 39. Special certifications</li></li></ul><li>Transferrable Skills<br /><ul><li> Communication
  40. 40. Honesty/integrity
  41. 41. Teamwork
  42. 42. Organizational skills
  43. 43. Interpersonal skills
  44. 44. Flexibility/adaptability
  45. 45. Analytical skills
  46. 46. Computer skills
  47. 47. Motivation/initiative
  48. 48. Multicultural awareness
  49. 49. Loyalty
  50. 50. Professionalism
  51. 51. Leadership/management</li></li></ul><li>
  52. 52. Honors &Awards<br /><ul><li> Chancellor’s List
  53. 53. Scholarships
  54. 54. Academic honors
  55. 55. Athletic honors
  56. 56. Professional awards</li></li></ul><li>
  57. 57. Optional Categories<br /><ul><li> Co-curricular activities
  58. 58. Volunteer experience
  59. 59. Course projects
  60. 60. Research
  61. 61. Publications/presentations
  62. 62. Leadership/professional organizations</li></li></ul><li>
  63. 63. What’s Next?<br /><ul><li> Write a draft
  64. 64. Visit The Career Center!
  65. 65. Revise and finalize
  66. 66. Send it out!</li></li></ul><li>The Career Center<br /><ul><li> Résumé critiquing
  67. 67. Career consulting
  68. 68. Career fairs
  69. 69. Etiquette dinners
  70. 70. Interview </li></ul> preparation<br /><ul><li> Graduate school </li></ul> planning<br /><ul><li> Job & internship </li></ul> searching<br /><ul><li> Major & career </li></ul> exploration<br /><ul><li> Mentoring
  71. 71. Student employment
  72. 72. Workshops </li></li></ul><li>Résumé Checklist <br />The Career Center <br />Coaching ¨ Resources ¨ Networking<br />www.uncp.edu/career ¨ career@uncp.edu ¨ (910) 521-6270<br />Chavis University Center, Suite 210<br />

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