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Resume Writing for Recent College Graduates

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The best resume writing tips and advice to help college students or recent graduates get their dream job.

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Resume Writing for Recent College Graduates

  1. 1. Resume Writing for Recent College Graduates #MyFirstResume Webinar presented by: TheJobNetwork: thejobnetwork.com TopResume: topresume.com
  2. 2. Amanda Augustine, CPCC & CPRW Career Advice Expert Follow us: @TopResume Follow me: @JobSearchAmanda Career Advice: TopResume.com/career-advice Please use the hashtag: #MyFirstResume
  3. 3. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume Helping you write the next chapter of your career. TopResume is a Talent Inc. company, the personal branding destination for all career-driven professionals. Receive a FREE resume evaluation: bit.ly/MyFirstResume #MyFirstResume
  4. 4. Jonathan Bulkeley Chief Executive Officer Follow us: @TheJobNetwork Career Advice: thejobnetwork.com/category/career-advice Please use the hashtag: #MyFirstResume
  5. 5. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume 1 2 3PREP SEARCH CLOSE • Job Goals & Job Fit • Resume & Cover Letter • Personal Branding • References • Applications & Follow-up • Utilizing Recruiters • Networking • Interviews & Follow-up • Negotiation • Onboarding Breaking down the job-search process: *This process was developed while I was working at Ladders
  6. 6. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume 1 2 3PREP SEARCH CLOSE • Job Goals & Job Fit • Resume & Cover Letter • Personal Branding • References • Applications & Follow-up • Utilizing Recruiters • Networking • Interviews & Follow-up • Negotiation • Onboarding Breaking down the job-search process: *This process was developed while I was working at Ladders
  7. 7. JOB APPLICATIONS ONLINE PRESENCE ELEVATOR PITCH @TheJobNetwork @TopResume Your personal brand #MyFirstResume
  8. 8. Run a search for jobs that both interest you and you’re qualified for. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume
  9. 9. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume • Know your resources - TheJobNetwork: jobs.thejobnetwork.com - CareerRookie • CollegeRecruiter.com • AfterCollege • TheMuse - Google* • Test out different search terms • Know your parameters - Location • Industry • Company Size … Search for the right opportunities
  10. 10. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume • Ask yourself the following questions before you apply: - Am I within commutable distance of this job? - Do I have all the required skills and education they are looking for?* - If the job requires industry-specific experience, do I have it?* - If the job requires function-specific experience, do I have it?* - Do I know someone who works or has worked for this company? • If you said yes to less than 3 of these questions, it’s not worth your time. Is the job right for you?
  11. 11. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume
  12. 12. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume Top 10 Job Titles Posted on TJN (College Required) 2016 YTD 1. Graphic Design 2. Medical Assistant 3. Web Design and Development 4. Information Systems Management 5. Marketing 6. Accounting 7. HealthCare Administration 8. Engineering 9. Paralegal 10. Electronic & Computer Technology SOURCE: THEJOBNETWORK.COM
  13. 13. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume Top 10 Jobs for Employers Targeting Recent Grads Most “Boosted” in 2016 YTD 1. Sales Representative 2. Nursing/Nursing-related 3. Teachers 4. Accountants 5. Data Analysts 6. Digital Marketing 7. Software Developer 8. Event Planner 9. Engineer – Mechanical 10. Engineer – Electrical SOURCE: THEJOBNETWORK.COM
  14. 14. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume Top 10 Majors – Class of 2016 Very Little Change Over the Last Few Years 1. Business Administration & Management 2. Psychology 3. Nursing 4. Teaching/Education 5. Accounting 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections 7. Accounting 8. Liberal Arts/General Studies 9. English Language/Literature 10.History SOURCE: THEJOBNETWORK.COM
  15. 15. @TopResume#MyFirstResume Top 5 Content Topics Buzzing on TheJobNetwork.com What are Recent Grads Looking For? 7 Interview Questions You’re Not Expecting thejobnetwork.com/7-interview-questions-youre-not-expecting The 6 Hardest Interview Questions of 2016 thejobnetwork.com/the-6-hardest-interview-questions-of-2016 The 15 Worst Mistakes You Can Make in Your 20s thejobnetwork.com/the-15-worst-mistakes-you-can-make-in-your-20s 3 Things to Research Before Any Job Interview thejobnetwork.com/3-things-to-research-before-any-job-interview 10 Biggest Job Search Mistakes of New College Grads thejobnetwork.com/10-biggest-job-search-mistakes-of-new-college-grads SOURCE: THEJOBNETWORK.COM
  16. 16. Your Brand: On Paper Resume Best Practices @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume
  17. 17. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume
  18. 18. only six seconds to make the right impression #MyFirstResume *Data from an eye-tracking study conducted by Ladders
  19. 19. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume
  20. 20. Focus on: • Job Requirements • Qualifications • Contributions & Results Optimize resume keywords against job descriptions: • www.JobScan.co #MyFirstResume
  21. 21. Sample Entry Level #MyFirstResume
  22. 22. Sample Entry Level • Don’t use header/footer • Include customized LinkedIn URL • No fluffy/vague objective #MyFirstResume
  23. 23. Sample Entry Level • GPA is listed • No high school mentions #MyFirstResume
  24. 24. Sample Nicholas • Describe employers • Action verbs for bullets • Sell what you’ve got • Include tech skills • No references #MyFirstResume
  25. 25. Sample Shane • Describe employers • Action verbs for bullets • Sell what you’ve got • Include tech skills • No references #MyFirstResume
  26. 26. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume • Use common and clean looking fonts: • Arial, Calibri, Cambria, Tahoma, Book Antiqua & Franklin Gothic • Only include one of these: • Email address, phone number & LinkedIn URL • There’s no “I” in resume • Remember size matters • Reverse the chronological order • Make sure you are consistent: • Dates, companies, titles, symbols & bullets Things to consider or include:
  27. 27. Sample Entry Level Available at: • TopResume.com • TheJobNetwork.com #MyFirstResume
  28. 28. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume bit.ly/MyFirstResume Get your free resume critique:
  29. 29. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume
  30. 30. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume
  31. 31. Managing your online footprint PERSONAL PROFESSIONALOR @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume
  32. 32. @TheJobNetwork @TopResume#MyFirstResume More resources: • 11 Steps to Writing the Perfect Resume: click here • How to Create a Custom LinkedIn URL in 3 Easy Steps: click here • Videos: Click on images below to view videos
  33. 33. Amanda Augustine, CPCC & CPRW Career Advice Expert Follow us: @TopResume Follow me: @JobSearchAmanda Career Advice: www.TopResume.com/career-advice Thank you
  34. 34. Questions? Jonathan Bulkeley Chief Executive Officer @TheJobNetwork Free resume critique: bit.ly/MyFirstResume Amanda Augustine, CPCC & CPRW Career Advice Expert @JobSearchAmanda, @TopResume #MyFirstResume

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