Get Your Resume in Gear


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Get Your Resume in Gear

  1. 1. Resumes: Let your experience work for you <br />ACTV8 Your Career!<br />~ Get Your Resume in Gear for the Career Fair ~<br />James Barraclough<br />Washburn Career Services<br />
  2. 2. Career Services <br />Resume/cover letter review<br />Mock Interviews <br />Career Fairs<br />BodJobs<br />Major/Career Exploration<br />Graduate School Prep<br />Morgan 123, 670-1450<br /><br />
  3. 3. Resume<br />Marketing tool<br />Purpose to obtain an interview<br />15-20 second review <br />Recent/relevant<br />Easy to read and concise<br />What is your objective?<br />
  4. 4. Contact Information<br />Name<br />Address (current/permanent)<br />Email address<br />Phone <br />
  5. 5. Education <br />Degree title <br />Month/year of graduation<br />University name, city/state<br />Optional<br />GPA<br />Related Coursework (Transformational Experience)<br />Honors <br />
  6. 6. Experience <br />Job title <br />Start/end month/year <br />Organization name<br />City/state <br />*Leadership Roles, Campus Involvement, Volunteerism – all options to consider<br />*Start with most recent, move backwards<br />(Reverse Chronological Order) <br />
  7. 7. Accomplishment Statements <br />Accomplishments, not duties <br />Not sentences, paragraphs <br />Short statements, begin with action verbs<br />Use numbers/specifics when possible <br />Promote yourself! <br />
  8. 8. Examples<br />Passive: Responsible for publicity <br />Active: Interacted with public affairs representatives and local media<br />Active with Results: Interacted successfully with public affairs representatives and local media, increasing community awareness of agency by 25%<br />Passive: Duties included handling customer complaints<br />Active: Resolved service and billing problems <br />Active with Results: Resolved service and billing problems. Consistently recognized for promptness and professionalism <br />
  9. 9. Your Turn! <br />Passive: Checked student IDs<br />Active:<br />Active with Results: <br />
  10. 10. Transferable Skills<br />Identify your skills <br />Demonstrate<br />Part-time jobs<br />Internships<br />Volunteer work <br />Coursework <br />Transformational Experience <br />
  11. 11. References <br />Separate document <br />At least three references <br />ASK for permission <br />For each reference:<br />Name<br />Title <br />Address<br />Phone <br />Email<br />
  12. 12. So, Let’s Build a Resume!<br />WU Career Services<br />