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  1. 1. GUIDELINES FORPREPARING ARÉSUMÉ Center for Language Development Across the Disciplinescopyright©MyrnaMonllorJiménez 2006Revised and modified by Delia Serrano 2009Modified by Natalia Pérez 2011
  2. 2. Parts of the Résumé HeadingIncludes your name, complete address,telephones and e-mail addressFor example: SANDI L. SOPHOMORE 111 Baker Street Newark, DE 19711 (302) 555-9876 2
  3. 3. Job or Career Objective Is a short phrase explaining the position you would likeExample: To obtain a secretarial position in your distinguished company To obtain an internship in public relations that would allow me to develop my skills, while contributing to organizational goals 3
  4. 4. Education List the institutions where you studied and the dates Your most recent educational information is listed first High school should not be included 4
  5. 5. Education Include your degree (A.S., B.S., B.A., etc.), major, and/or minor Add your grade point average (GPA) if it is higher than 3.0 Mention any academic honors or recognitions received 5
  6. 6. Sample of Education Item2004-2008 University of Miami Miami, FL Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in drama. Course work in News Writing, Oral Communication, and Computers. G.P.A.= 3.29/4.0 6
  7. 7. Work Experience Include part-time or full-time work It may include volunteer work if it relates to the job position Include dates, name of company, address, position held, and job duties Job duties, responsibilities and/or achievements should begin with action verbs in the present or past tense 7
  8. 8. Example of Work Experience2000-2007 Newark Video Newark, NJCustomer Service • Helped more than 150 patrons weekly. • Operated the cash register and closed store. • Set up window displays. • Voted employee of the month twice. 8
  9. 9. Summary ofQualifications/SkillsInclude: • A list of things you know how to do • Your capabilities, competencies and special skills • Your personality traits which will help you perform well • Leadership experience in volunteer organizations • Participation in sports 9
  10. 10. Samples Phrases ofQualifications/Skills Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Power Point, Excel; basic knowledge of HTML Fully bilingual (English/Spanish) Excellent writing skills Able to work and produce under pressure Self-starter 10
  11. 11. References Do not include your reference information on your résumé You may note at the bottom of your résumé:  References available upon request  Reference furnished on request Ask people if they are willing to serve as references before you give their names to a potential employer 11
  12. 12. DesignThese tips will make your résumé easier to read and/or scan into an employers data base Use 8-1/2- x 11-inch white or off-white résumé paper If you must mail your résumé, put it in a large envelope matching the paper Print only on one side 12
  13. 13. Design Use a font size of 10 to 14 points Use non-decorative fonts Choose one font and stick to it Avoid italics, script, and underlined words Do not use horizontal or vertical lines, graphics, or shading Do not fold or staple your résumé 13
  14. 14. Reminders BE CONSISTENT!  Keep dates, titles, and locations in the same place for each entry  Use the same font, spacing, bolding, etc.  If you lead off with your title, do so throughout  You want to make it easy for the employer to read 14
  15. 15. Reminders BE CONCISE!  Two pages maximum, but one is even better  If you do use more than one page, include your name and "page 2"  Present only the highlights-its a marketing piece, NOT an autobiography 15
  16. 16. Reminders Never include false information Avoid the excessive use of numbers: do not use 1/01/07-3/15/07 Use: Winter quarter 2007 or January- March 2007. But remember, be consistent! Proofread carefully. . ..then proofread again 16
  17. 17. Reminders Allow sufficient margins, at least one inch on all sides Balance material on the page so that it is eye pleasing Put most important information about 1/3 from the top (dont hide it at the bottom) Use no more than two font styles on your résumé 17
  18. 18. Center for Language Development Across the Disciplines Barat Norte 223 (BN 223) 787-728-1515 ext. 2294 E-mail:lad@sagrado.eduWeb:
  19. 19. References Interviews/Internship_resume.htm placement/develop.html 19