James W. Stuckert Career Center Overview Megan Boone Assistant Director, liaison to College of Engineering
Career Education and Counseling <ul><li>Career exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Interest based assessments (FOCUS, Do What Yo...
Wildcat CareerLink <ul><li>www.uky.edu/CareerCenter </li></ul><ul><li>View and apply for online postings </li></ul><ul><li...
Networking Opportunities <ul><li>Career Fairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Fair  is Tuesday, February 26 th  (Engineering,...
Internships & Jobs <ul><li>View listings on Wildcat CareerLink </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of internships </li></ul><ul><li...
Career Center Availability <ul><li>Open 8AM to 5PM </li></ul><ul><li>College of Engineering office is in RGAN 383 – Monday...
Questions <ul><li>Any further questions about James W. Stuckert Career Center Services? </li></ul>
Resumes <ul><li>What is the purpose of a resume? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To get a job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><l...
Purpose of a Resume <ul><li>To entice a prospective employer to call you for an interview </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show y...
Resume Components <ul><li>Identification Information </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul...
Identification Information??? <ul><li>Suzy Somebody </li></ul><ul><li>100 New Street </li></ul><ul><li>Anytown, KY 42344 <...
Identification Information <ul><li>Mary Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>100 East College Street </li></ul><ul><li>Anytown, KY 4...
Objective <ul><li>Every resume needs one! </li></ul><ul><li>Gives focus to your job search </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and con...
Sample Objectives <ul><li>Chemical engineer with focus in biopharmaceuticals  </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking a management posit...
Education <ul><li>List universities in reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Do not include high school </li></ul>...
Sample Education <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>University of Kentucky Lexington, KY </li></ul><ul><li>Masters degree...
Skills <ul><li>Highlights qualifications in an easy to read format </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Qualificat...
Experience <ul><li>Anything career related, including volunteer positions, co-ops, internships </li></ul><ul><li>List in r...
Sample Experience <ul><li>Powerful Job Description Statements With Action Words </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><...
Activities <ul><li>Include Relevant Activities  (i.e., Fraternity, Sorority, Campus Organizations, Sports, etc.) </li></ul...
Types of Resumes <ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul><ul><li>Combination </li></ul><ul><li>Electr...
Chronological Resume <ul><li>Most common format/Employers prefer it </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse Chronological </li></ul><ul>...
Functional Resume <ul><li>Describes  set of skills/specific accomplishments  in various settings: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><l...
Combination <ul><li>Least common </li></ul><ul><li>Uses major skills in an addition to a record of job experience </li></u...
Electronic/Scannable <ul><li>Scanned by a computer using optical character recognition software </li></ul><ul><li>Helps la...
Resume Tips <ul><li>should be printed in black ink on white, ivory, or gray resume paper. </li></ul><ul><li>should not inc...
Resume Tips <ul><li>Reflects the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Is free of errors and gimmicks </li></ul><ul><li>Is visually powe...
Questions and Answers? <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Start your job search now by making an appointment with me! </...
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Career Center Overview & Resumes

  1. 1. James W. Stuckert Career Center Overview Megan Boone Assistant Director, liaison to College of Engineering
  2. 2. Career Education and Counseling <ul><li>Career exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Interest based assessments (FOCUS, Do What You Are) </li></ul><ul><li>Shadowing connections/Informational Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Employer research (Vault) </li></ul><ul><li>Resume reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Practice interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Job search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism tips </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with graduate school applications </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wildcat CareerLink <ul><li>www.uky.edu/CareerCenter </li></ul><ul><li>View and apply for online postings </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule on-campus interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Publish your resume for employers </li></ul><ul><li>See upcoming Career Center Events </li></ul>
  4. 4. Networking Opportunities <ul><li>Career Fairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Fair is Tuesday, February 26 th (Engineering, High Tech & Healthcare) and Wednesday, February 27 th (Business, Gov. & Nonprofit) from 10AM to 2PM in Student Center Ballrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resumania on Wednesday, Feb., 13th from 10AM to 2PM in RGAN Commons. Meet employers such as Belcan, E.ON,Lexmark & LJB! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mock Interview Marathon on Wed., Feb., 13 th & Thurs., Feb. 14th from 8AM to 4PM. Sign up through Wildcat CareerLink beginning Feb. 1 st . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employer Information Sessions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various times </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Internships & Jobs <ul><li>View listings on Wildcat CareerLink </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of internships </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain work experience while at UK </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time or full-time opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Credit or non-credit </li></ul>
  6. 6. Career Center Availability <ul><li>Open 8AM to 5PM </li></ul><ul><li>College of Engineering office is in RGAN 383 – Monday, Tuesday morning, Wednesday, & Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Appointments Recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in Hours at James W. Stuckert Career Center from 3:00 to 5:00 PM each day </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questions <ul><li>Any further questions about James W. Stuckert Career Center Services? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resumes <ul><li>What is the purpose of a resume? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To get a job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To give your life history </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To showcase your GPA and activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To entice a prospective employer to call you for an interview </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Purpose of a Resume <ul><li>To entice a prospective employer to call you for an interview </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show you can make an immediate & valuable contribution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only include information relevant to the position </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on where you are going with your career </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Resume Components <ul><li>Identification Information </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul>
  11. 11. Identification Information??? <ul><li>Suzy Somebody </li></ul><ul><li>100 New Street </li></ul><ul><li>Anytown, KY 42344 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  12. 12. Identification Information <ul><li>Mary Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>100 East College Street </li></ul><ul><li>Anytown, KY 40052 </li></ul><ul><li>(555) 555-5555 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  13. 13. Objective <ul><li>Every resume needs one! </li></ul><ul><li>Gives focus to your job search </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and concise statement about the position you are seeking using a job title or a job description </li></ul><ul><li>May be specific or general </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sample Objectives <ul><li>Chemical engineer with focus in biopharmaceuticals </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking a management position which utilizes my engineering background </li></ul><ul><li>Process Engineer with Dow Chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Technical service representative in the computer science industry </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking position in lean manufacturing </li></ul>
  15. 15. Education <ul><li>List universities in reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Do not include high school </li></ul><ul><li>Name of institution, city, state, degree, major/minor, graduation date, GPA=3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Selected courses/Detail on course work </li></ul><ul><li>Honors/Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign languages </li></ul><ul><li>% self-supporting if greater than 50% </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sample Education <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>University of Kentucky Lexington, KY </li></ul><ul><li>Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering Expected August 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>GPA: 3.0/4.0, worked 20+ hours/week </li></ul><ul><li>XYZ University India </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering May 2005 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Skills <ul><li>Highlights qualifications in an easy to read format </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proficient in C++, HTML, JAVA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge of lean manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of polymers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years customer service experience </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Experience <ul><li>Anything career related, including volunteer positions, co-ops, internships </li></ul><ul><li>List in reverse chronological order (most recent position first) </li></ul><ul><li>Info to include: employer, location (city, state), job title, dates of employment and description of your duties and accomplishments </li></ul>
  19. 19. Sample Experience <ul><li>Powerful Job Description Statements With Action Words </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota Erlanger, KY </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Co-op Spring 2005, Summer 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Designed car doors using AutoCAD </li></ul><ul><li>Developed and formalized manufacturing processes </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced waste on line by 20%, saving $300,000 </li></ul>
  20. 20. Activities <ul><li>Include Relevant Activities (i.e., Fraternity, Sorority, Campus Organizations, Sports, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>List positions and describe your participation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate skills acquired and used </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on accomplishments </li></ul>
  21. 21. Types of Resumes <ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul><ul><li>Combination </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic/Scannable </li></ul>
  22. 22. Chronological Resume <ul><li>Most common format/Employers prefer it </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse Chronological </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lists the most recent job experience first </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Choose this format if: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You have a solid work history </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your responsibilities have increased showing growth and development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Functional Resume <ul><li>Describes set of skills/specific accomplishments in various settings: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lean manufacturing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Choose this format if: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You have held a series of similar jobs using similar skills or abilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sales </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Service </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Combination <ul><li>Least common </li></ul><ul><li>Uses major skills in an addition to a record of job experience </li></ul><ul><li>Lists functions followed by years employed and list of employers </li></ul>
  25. 25. Electronic/Scannable <ul><li>Scanned by a computer using optical character recognition software </li></ul><ul><li>Helps large employers manage a large number of resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Used to respond to Internet job postings </li></ul><ul><li>Database search for specific skills, experience and education </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Resume = Formats, uploads converts, or scanned by computer (Common) </li></ul>
  26. 26. Resume Tips <ul><li>should be printed in black ink on white, ivory, or gray resume paper. </li></ul><ul><li>should not include a picture unless you are applying for a job in modeling or ministry. </li></ul><ul><li>should be one page only, unless you are writing an academic vita. </li></ul><ul><li>should be mailed in a large envelope to prevent unnecessary creasing. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Resume Tips <ul><li>Reflects the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Is free of errors and gimmicks </li></ul><ul><li>Is visually powerful and easy to read </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on skills and uses action words to get the reader’s attention </li></ul><ul><li>Should always be accompanied by a cover letter </li></ul>
  28. 28. Questions and Answers? <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Start your job search now by making an appointment with me! </li></ul>

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