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Rock your resume!

  1. 1. Lisa Punelli, Academic Counselor & Chelsea Mumma, SE Intern
  2. 2. What is a Resume? A summary of your skills, education, activities and on- the-job-experiences A marketing tool to landing an interview A way of communicating how you stand out as a job candidate
  3. 3. Employers Look at aResume... A. Less than 30 seconds B. 3 minutes C. 1 minute
  4. 4. Employers Look For…  Ability to work in a team  Leadership skills  Written communication skills  Problem solving skills  Strong work ethic
  5. 5. So...Make Yourself Stand Out!
  6. 6. Identify Experiences & Skills What skills were acquired in these experiences?Community service: Circle KStudent Club: KabbabaynLeadership: Peer Advisor, Social EcologyResearch: Research Assistant for ProfessorInternship: Hoag HospitalJob: UCI Student Center Cashier
  7. 7. Types Chronological • Organizes information by experiences in reverse chronological order, with the most recent positions first. Functional • Organizes information into groupings of skills or accomplishments.
  8. 8. What to Include  Career related experiences: jobs, internships & volunteer experience utilizing job skills  For experience not directly related to your career field, focus on transferable skills  List experience in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent position first  Position title, name of employer, city, state & dates by month and year  Short phrases and action verbs to describe duties and highlight skills
  9. 9. Resume Examples 11/CG_2011_2012_Chapter5_092811.pdf
  10. 10. Tips • Use a readable font • Emphasize results produced, significant achievements • Quantify, use specific examples • Check spelling & grammar • Begin phrases with action verbs • Keep your resume to one page • Check formatting on printed version
  11. 11. Cartoon Character Resume Character List Career List Mickey Mouse Accountant Lisa Simpson Graphic Designer Stewie Griffin Sales Charlie Brown Screenwriter Shrek Environmentalist Goofy Chef Peter Pan Teacher Belle Pilot Leonardo (TMNT) Video Game Designer Smurfette Journalist The Chimpmunks Lawyer Tinkerbell Professional Athlete Ariel Real Estate Agent Buzz Lightyear Architect Tigger Wedding Coordinator Pinnochio Marine Biologist Alice (Wonderland) Fashion Designer
  12. 12. A Special Thanks To… UC Irvine, UCLA, University of Arizona and University of Minnesota Career Centers Career Action Plan Creative Ideas For Teaching Resume Writing Leader of the Pack: Job Choices 2012 Job Outlook 2012, National Association of Colleges and Employers
  13. 13. For Further Reference… From College to Career: Entry-Level Resumes for Any Major Donald Asher Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads Louise Kursmark You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career Katharine Brooks
  14. 14. Thank you!