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DeVry Resume Workshop Presentation at Orlando Job Fair


Published on - This is the presentation given by DeVry University Career Services at the Orlando Job Fair on July 28th, 2009.

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DeVry Resume Workshop Presentation at Orlando Job Fair

  1. 2. <ul><li>Only 8% of employees admit to stretching the truth on their resumes, but 49% of hiring managers say they’ve caught job applicants lying on their resumes. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The most common lies included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embellished responsibilities – 38% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill set – 18% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job title – 15% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dates of employment – 12% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic degree – 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies worked for – 7% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>  Some folks make incredible claims.  Here are some of the most outrageous: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invented a school that did not exist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claimed to have worked for the hiring manager before, but never had </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claimed to be the CEO of a company when the candidate was actually an hourly employee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listed military experience dating back to before he was born </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Included samples of work, which the interviewer had actually created </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claimed to have been a professional baseball player </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Buzzwords </li></ul><ul><li>Spell check </li></ul><ul><li>Tailored job / industry resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Review (3) </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>No colored / scented paper </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 2 pages </li></ul><ul><li>Typos / grammar </li></ul><ul><li>No pictures </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Objective or Professional Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant course work/skills </li></ul><ul><li>Computer knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliations </li></ul><ul><li>Awards/Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Work </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Include what position, industry or area of business you are looking to work in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example ( Objective ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Seeking a role in the Accounting Department with Walt Disney World” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example ( Professional Summary ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Accomplished bi-lingual Accountant with experience in the industries of hospitality, financial planning and higher education. Successful history of ………” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Rank in order of most recent to past </li></ul><ul><li>Include your grades if they were above average </li></ul><ul><li>Include the date you completed the degree </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Certifications go in this section along with the date of completion </li></ul><ul><li>Include anything you might be pursuing (AA degree, A+ Certification, Welding Certificate) </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>List skills that you are proficient in </li></ul><ul><li>Include soft skills (customer service, ability to meet deadlines, flexible schedule) if you have limited work experience </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Include your knowledge in using a computer if related to your trade/skill area. </li></ul><ul><li>Common computer skills: </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Research </li></ul><ul><li>Data Entry/Type 55 wpm </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Use an action verb to describe your daily job responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted guests with product selection </li></ul><ul><li>Handled cash transactions daily in amounts of up to $500 </li></ul><ul><li>Quantify as much as possible as it helps describe the level of your experience </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Trained three new team members in cash handling </li></ul>
  11. 13. Volunteer Work/Professional Affiliations/Awards <ul><li>Leadership Sells! </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to list anything that you are involved with that shows your leadership, team player, giving back piece </li></ul><ul><li>Shows initiative, goal setting, involvement, responsibility, and interest in your future. Also a perfect place to Network! </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer at church, in a school club, your child's sporting events </li></ul><ul><li>Pick something you enjoy and you’ll have more passion for it. </li></ul>