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Creating a marketable resume

  1. 1. Terrier Mania Creating A Marketable Resume Career Center St. Francis College Cheretta RobsonAssistant Director of Career Development
  2. 2. Why is a Resume Important?Your resume is really your first impressionand just like any real, one-on-one interview,its important that your resume conveys theright “image” of your experiences.
  3. 3. What is important on your RESUME?A resume is a brief summary of yourabilities, education, experience, and skills.Its main task is to convince prospectiveemployers to contact you. A resume hasone purpose: to get you a jobinterview.
  4. 4. Steps To Creating A Resume
  5. 5. THE HEADINGThis section will always appear at the top of yourpage regardless of which format you choose. Itcontains your name, address, phone number andemail address.
  6. 6. EDUCATIONThe information that goes in this section is presented inchronological order, meaning the most recent school youattended is listed first. Coursework and course projects canenhance this section but is optional.
  7. 7. EXPERIENCEThis is the most important section of your resume. Sell yourself!List your accomplishments, skills and abilities in a way that createsinterest on the part of the employer. Give them a reason to want tomeet you face to face.
  8. 8. EXPERIENCE cont.*Use action verbs to help your jobresponsibilities stand out! (i.e. managed,planned, contacted, organized, ect.) Yourresume should be no more than 1 page.Volunteer work is fine to list here if you donot have any - or much – paid employment.
  9. 9. OTHER SECTIONSThere are other sections that can be added to aresume including, awards/honors, activities,certifications (as long as they relate to the positionbeing sought) skills, languages, etc.
  10. 10. Sample Resumes
  11. 11. Jane Doe 1212 Happy Lane New York, NY 10003 (718)121-1122 Email: janedoe@stfranciscollege.eduEDUCATION Saint Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY Bachelor of Arts expected May 2008 Major: Psychology; Minor: Sociology National Honor Society of Psychology, Psi Chi, 09/07-PresentCOURSE WORK Introduction to Social Work Child Welfare Psychology of Women Applied Psychology Brain and Behavior Social Problems Child and Adolescent Psychology Educational Psychology Psychology of LearningCOURSE PROJECTS Experimental Psychology II, Spring 2008 Thesis-Personality Determination • Experiment on personalization • Personalization versus non-personalization • Utilized web-based and traditional surveyINTERNSHIPS10/06-2/07 Saint Joseph’s High School Brooklyn, NY Psychology Intern th th • Observed students in grades 9 -12 on classroom interaction with other students and teachers • Lead group discussions on college preparation and college life • Assisted teachers with classroom activities such as year book planning, games for gym, and health awareness2/06-5/06 NYM Hospital Geriatric Psychiatric Unit Brooklyn, NY Psychology Intern • Supervised geriatric psychiatric patients and helped when needed • Coordinated and led recreational activities under supervision • Observed patients with psychiatric and psychological disordersEMPLOYMENT4/07-6/07 Independent Group Financial Services Brooklyn, NY Tele-Marketer • Contacted customers needing assistance with mortgages and home loans • Filed documents from mortgage consultants • Informed customers about fixed rate mortgages7/05-9/05 Good Shepherd Services New York, NY Clerical Receptionist • Filed documents from cash custodians and private vendors • Answered phones and relayed messages to managementVOLUNTEER St. George’s Episcopal Church Brooklyn, NY • Participated in annual food and clothing drive • Served food to homeless and destitute on alternate weekends and holidays The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine New York, NY • Helped with donations, serving and food preparationACTIVITIES Secretary, Brooklyn Crown Height Lions Club-LEO Division, 2007-Present Member, Psychology Club, St. Francis College, 2004-PresentSKILLS Word, Power Point, Excel, SPSS
  12. 12. John Doe 1121 2nd Ave ● Brooklyn, NY 11234 ● (347)-221-1121 ● jdoe@stfranciscollege.eduEDUCATION St Francis College, Brooklyn NY Bachelor of Arts expected May 2008 Major: Communication Arts; Minor: Business GPA: 3.0HONORS Geneen Award for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Character, 2005INTERNSHIPSSpring 2007 New Line Cinema New York, NY Intern, Corporate Communications • Researched prospective promotional ideas for new movie campaigns • Setup and distributed press clips involving New Line Cinema throughout the company • Summarized reading materials for department supervisorsFall 2006 WCBS New York, NY Intern, Marketing Department • Assembled numerous clips from various tapes and make copies of materials to go into on air advertisements • Wrote 15-30 second scripts for commercial spots • Conducted research on potential clients companies and their industriesSummer 2006 Health Plus New York Brooklyn, NY Intern, Special Events Department • Coordinated promotional materials for special marketing events • Assisted Direct Marketing department in obtaining their strategic goals • Collaborated with project coordinators in organizing and planning such events as the Puerto Rican Day Parade and various events throughout the tri-state areaSpring 2006 Little & King Co., LLC New York, NY Intern • Created excel spreadsheets cataloging names and contact information of potential clients • Assisted President of company in brainstorming concepts for promotions for various clients • Created inventory lists of promotional items and give-awaysWORK EXPEREINCE8/2000- 3/2001 Met Food Brooklyn, NY Store Clerk • Trained and supervised three employees • Assisted in ordering store merchandise • Responsible for opening store on a daily basisVOLUNTEER9/2005- Present Habitat for Humanity, Albany, NY • Facilitate in building houses for the homelessOctober 2006 NYPIRG Trick or Eat, Albany, NY • Participated in a Homeless drive by Collecting food and clothing for the homeless and bringing it to the homeless shelterSKILLS Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  13. 13. JANE DOE 1111 East 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11223, (718) 333-4444 __________________________________________________________________________OBJECTIVE To obtain entry level postion in the field of Finance.EDUCATION Saint Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY Bachelor of Science expected May 2008 Major: Special Studies; Concentration: Finance, GPA: 3.8RELEVANTCOURSES Principles of Finance Managerial Finance Fixed Income Markets Security Analysis Theory of Money Accounting European Economics Insurance and Rick ManagementHONORS &AWARDS Franciscan Scholar for Academic Excellence Dean’s List, Saint Francis CollegeEXPERIENCE Merrill Lynch New York, NY Financial Advisor Assistant 10/03- Present • Conducted marketing research on future potential clients • Assisted Financial Advisors with various daily tasks • Acted as liaison between clients and firm trading desk, delivering exceptional customer service • Facilitated and organized numerous finance seminars Prima Intellect Sofia, Bulgaria Accountant Assistant 3/00-10/01 • Prepared financial statements and analyzed data • Maintained accounts receivable, account payable and cash accounts • Aided in preparation of quarterly and annual balances, cash flow and financial statements Bills Entertainment Albany, NY Assistant to CEO 12/01-5/02 • Handled public relations outreach while monitoring sound scan sales for the development of new artists releasing first singles. • Placed new singles and other promotional accessories with the most prominent DJ’s in the United States. • Partnered with top executives to identify hottest singles from choice DJ’s and administered a weekly top 100 singles chart to report back to record labels such as: Universal, BMG, and Sony.LANGUAGES Fluent Bulgarian, Intermediate RussianACTIVITES Economics Society, Saint Francis College, 06-Present Finance Club, Saint Francis College, 05-Present Eastern European Club, Saint Francis CollegeCOMPUTERSKILLS MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Lotus 1-2-3
  14. 14. JANE DOE 1111 East 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11223 (718) 333-4444 jdoe@stfranciscollege.eduOBJECTIVE______________________________________________________________________________ To obtain an internship in the field of Information TechnologyEDUCATION______________________________________________________________________________ Saint Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY Bachelor of Science expected May 2008 Major: Information Technology; Concentration: Business GPA: 3.0RELEVANT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSEWORK________________________________ ProgrammingWeb DesignTelecommunication & NetworkingProject ManagementE- Commerce IntegrationBusiness ApplicationsAdvance Web DesignSpecial Topics: 3D GraphicsSystems Analysis and DesignRoboticsTECHNICAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS_________________________________________________ • Distinguished knowledge of Microsoft Office • Microsoft Office 2004 and 2007 • Photoshop • Dreamweaver • Peach Tree Accounting SoftwareWORK EXPERIENCE_____________________________________________________________________12/05- Present Montague Bagel Store, Brooklyn, NY Counter Attendant • Provide fast, efficient and courteous service to all patrons • Operate cash register by totaling bills, receiving payments and distributing receipts. • Ensure adequate supplies of change and correct amount of money at end of shifts • Sell prepared foods, such as hot entrees or salads for takeout meals11/04-12/05 Commerce Bank, New York, NY Bank Teller • Conducted monetary transactions in excess of $10,000 • Courteously assisted over 100 customers per day in a high-pressure and fast –paced environment • Exceeded goal of registering twenty customers per day for Commerce credit cards; recognized by management and awarded incentive gift for achievement • Organized and prepared daily transactions profiler for branch managementACTIVITIES______________________________________________________________________________ Vice President, Information Technology Club, St. Francis College, 2005-Present Member, Finance Club, St. Francis College, 2005-Present Participant, New York City Bike Tour, 2002 and 2006VOLUNTEER_____________________________________________________________________________ Coach, Community Baseball Team, 2005-2007
  15. 15. JOE DOE 1358 East 35th Street Brooklyn, NY 11210 917-221-6458 Saint Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NYEDUCATION Bachelor of Arts expected May 2008 Major: International Cultural Studies, Concentration in International Business Minors: Economics, French, and Communications Dean’s List, 2004-2006 GPA: 3.5 Captain, St. Francis College Basketball Team, 2006-PresentSummer 2007 Seville, Spain (Study Abroad) Intensive Spanish Language and Civilization studies.RELEVANT Accounting, Statistics, Corporate Finance, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, InternationalCOURSES Economics, Money and Banking, Business AdministrationHONORS Franciscan Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2004-2008 Scholarship for Athletic Excellence, 2004-2008 College Basketball Most Valued Player of the Year Award, 2005 Student-Athlete of the Year Award, 2007 (St. Francis College) All-Academic Team, All-American Team, 2004, 2006EXPERIENCE Goldman Sachs New York, NYSept 2007 – Present Portfolio Manager Intern • Assisted in client portfolio management and diversification • Developed and evaluated portfolio analysis reports for clients, while managing client databases • Tracked capital market movements and client owned securities using Bloomberg • Searched for specific securities on: and compared them to S&P500 index • Back tested portfolios by changing on portfolio holdings and holding weights using MS ExcelFeb 2006 – Apr 2006 Smith & James Management and Consulting New York, NY Research and Office Intern • Analyzed data in MS Excel and verified accuracy and integrity of information • Systematically compared data for financial portfolios • Collected information that indicated the actual standing of major capital marketsSept 2004 – May 2006 New York University, Institutional Research Department New York, NY Research Intern • Compared primary and secondary research data analysis utilizing MS Office applications • Administered several survey instruments and received campus input for evaluation • Contributed in acquiring teacher evaluation methods used by competing collegesSummer 2004 Police Athletic League Brooklyn, NY Assistant Basketball Coach • Helped coach youth basketball team ages 12-15 • Taught the fundamentals of basketball to adolescentsCOMPUTER SKILLS MS Excel, Microsoft Word, MS Access, PowerPoint, PhotoShopLANGUAGES Fluent: Spanish Conversational: FrenchACTIVITIES Vice President, Economics Society, St. Francis College, 2005-Present Member, Government and Politics Club, St. Francis College, 2005-Present Member, French Society, St. Francis College, 2006-Present Member, Model UN Club, St. Francis College, 2006-Present
  16. 16. Q&ACareer Development Center Room 2311, 2nd Floor (718) 489-5360
  17. 17. Terrier Mania Creating A Marketable Resume Career Center St. Francis College Cheretta RobsonAssistant Director of Career Development