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Uwc RéSumé Workshop

  1. 1. Jessica Levene March 24, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Your résumé is never “complete” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It should be a living document that changes with you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review/Update about 4 times per year </li></ul><ul><li>Add new items immediately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you are given new responsibilities at a job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you complete a project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you win an award/scholarship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you earn a degree </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Résumés serve many purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications for grants/scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications for jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application for colleges/programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record of year’s accomplishments at promotion or annual review time </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Avoid using email addresses [email_address] or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a simple email address with your name in it if possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layout should be simple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid the use of different fonts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layout should look like a table or chart (with invisible grid lines) </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets or paragraphs? You choose-but keep it concise and consistent </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Resumes are usually 1 page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If more than 1 page, a CV is usually needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Name and contact information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name should be 14-16pt font </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Memberships </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Awards/Honors </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework/Academic Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you include ALL interests-embrace diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer? Be specific which programs/software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Languages? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certificates/Licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Do use correct spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t overuse punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Do highlight your hobbies and interests if relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t add meaningless statements, such as “Enjoys working with people.” </li></ul><ul><li>Do stay consistent with underlining , italicizing , and bolding </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use a template or different fonts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Times New Roman or Arial are suggested </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Wordiness is a common problem with resumes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose specific verbs to describe responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stop and ask yourself, “Is this obvious?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify the specific responsibilities that make you different and more qualified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Omit general statements, such as “General office duties” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t assume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When in doubt-spell it out! Avoid abbreviations </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>When you procrastinate you are likely to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forget crucial items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste time looking up dates, facts, figures, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll be stressed and unable to revise it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep a Master Résumé </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every job may require you to modify your résumé </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a résumé saved in your computer that includes EVERYTHING you have accomplished </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change your résumé for specific jobs and save it under a new name </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Invest in Your Future!

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