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Resume Writing Seminar

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Rasmussen College hosted a Online Resume Writing Workshop to provide tips and tricks on making your resume stand out from the crowd. Visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/careerfairweek/ for more videos from Career Fair Week.

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Resume Writing Seminar

  1. 1. Resume Writing Seminar June 9th Rasmussen College Online
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • Benefits Career Services Provides • Resume Tips – Basic and Advanced • Sample Resume 1 • Sample Resume 2 • Best Practices • Time to Apply • Questions from the Audience 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 2
  3. 3. Resume Fun 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 3
  4. 4. Introductions • Elizabeth Lintelman – Career Services Advisor • Allied Health Students • Elizabeth.lintelman@rasmussen.edu • Kelly Wittrock – Career Services Advisor • Early Childhood Education, Tech & Design, Business, Justice Studies • Kelly.wittrock@rasmussen.edu • Combined recruiting experience exceeds 12 years! 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 4
  5. 5. How we help • Benefits to Rasmussen Students and Alumni: – Resume, cover letter, thank you note assistance – Job search assistance – Career counseling – Career portfolio guidance – Interview coaching – Individually focused – Graduation Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential
  6. 6. Resume Tips Use a Summary Instead of Objective Highly motivated, creative and versatile Sales Executive professional, with seven years of experience in developing national sales territories, resulting in increased productivity by 125%. Especially skilled at building effective, solid, working relationships with clients and staff. Excellent management, negotiation and public relations skills. Seeking a challenging Sales Management position in the healthcare industry that offers extensive contact with the public. Advanced Tips: Highlight your successes! 6/18/2009 Have several versions of your resume Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 6
  7. 7. Resume Tips Be Honest! Advanced Tips: List “Relevant” Experience Focus on employer‟s needs, not yours 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 7
  8. 8. Resume Tip Use Numbers! Advanced Tips: Tell them how you affected ROI Think in terms of ACCOMPLISHMENTS 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 8
  9. 9. Resume Tip List Most Recent Experience First Advanced Tip: Functional Resume http://www.distinctiveweb.com/samples/sample7/index.html 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 9
  10. 10. Resume Tip Edit, Edit, Edit Advanced Tips: Avoid using personal pronouns Use a resume writing service 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 10
  11. 11. Resume Tip Keep it Short and Simple Advanced Tip: Emphasize skills & activities you WANT to use 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 11
  12. 12. Resume Tip Keywords Advanced Tips: Use words from job posting Use action verbs 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 12
  13. 13. Resume Tips Keep it PROFESSIONAL 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 13
  14. 14. Sample Resumes 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 14
  15. 15. Best Practices *Resumes need to reflect you *Keywords *Research companies *Identify your Accomplishments *Job searching is a full time job 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 15
  16. 16. Time to Apply • Allied Health • Business – Accounting – www.allhealthcarejobs.com www.accounting.com – www.alliedhealthcareers.com www.ihireaccounting.com – www.healthport.com www.roberthalffinance.com – www.hospitaljobsonline.com – www.healthjobsite.com • Business – General – www.aftercollege.com – www.jobs.net – www.juju.com – www.careerjet.com 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 16
  17. 17. Time to APPLY! • Justice Studies • Technology & Design – US Dept of Homeland Security – www.Siggraph.org/jobs • http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/career – www.Dice.com • Federal Bureau of Prisons – www.Computerjobs.com/homep • http://www.bop.gov/ age.aspx • US Dept of Immigration – www.Developers.net/tech-jobs • http://www.Immigration.gov/ – www.Tech-centric.net – US Customs & Border Protection – www.Aigadesignjobs.org/public/ • http://www.Cbp.gov/ default.asp – www.criminaljusticejobs.com – www.Federaljobsearch.com – www.Govtjob.net – www.Lawenforcementjob.com 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 17
  18. 18. Time to APPLY! • School of Education • General Websites – US Dept Health & Human – www.Indeed.com Service – www.Simplyhired.com • www.Acf.hhs.gov/programs/ccb – www.Careerbuilder.com – Zero to Three – www.Hotjobs.com • www.Zerotothree.org – www.Monster.com – Child Welfare • www.Childwelfare.gov/index.cfm – www.Craigslist.com • The Family Place – www.LinkedIn.com • www.Stdavids.net/social/familyplace.html – Alliance for Children and Families • www.Alliance1.org 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 18
  19. 19. Questions from the audience How do I write a “cold call” letter to companies that are not hiring? • Email format • Research – Top 10 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 19
  20. 20. Writing a „Cold Call‟ Letter 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 20
  21. 21. Questions from the audience How do I determine an appropriate salary range for my field? • Salary.com • Dol.gov • Ask people in the field 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 21
  22. 22. Questions from the audience What are the benefits of using a resume writing service? • Second set of eyes • Cost to you • Work with your CSA 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 22
  23. 23. Questions from the audience What do I do if I don‟t have a lot of working experience? • List course work (projects, accomplishments, etc) • Transferable skills • Volunteering, student organizations, Internships/Externships 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 23
  24. 24. Questions? 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 24
  25. 25. Thank You! • If you have any questions, please reach out to your Career Services Advisor! Rasmussen Online • Elizabeth Lintelman – Career Services Advisor • Allied Health Students • Elizabeth.lintelman@rasmussen.edu • Kelly Wittrock – Career Services Advisor • Early Childhood Education, Tech & Design, Business, Justice Studies • Kelly.wittrock@rasmussen.edu 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 25
  26. 26. Minnesota • Brooklyn Park • Lake Elmo/Woodbury – Amy Rice – Christina Forsythe • Amy.rice@rasmussen.edu • Christina.forsythe@rasmusse – Amanda Noreen n.edu • Amanda.noreen@rasmussen.• Mankato edu – Amy Ites • Eagan • Amy.ites@rasmussen.edu – Tina Thompson – Katie Mons • Tina.thompson@rasmussen. • Katie.mons@rasmussen.edu edu • St. Cloud • Eden Prairie – Summer Hagy – Kelsey Kennedy • Summer.elgin@rasmussen.e • Kelsey.kennedy@rasmussen. du edu 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 26
  27. 27. Illinois • Aurora – Ed Miranda • Ed.miranda@rasmussen.edu • Rockford – Jamie Hintz • Jamie.hintz@rasmussen.edu • Romeoville/Joliet – Amy King – Campus Director • Amy.king@rasmussen.edu 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 27
  28. 28. North Dakota • Fargo / Moorhead – Brian Olson • Brian.Olson@rasmussen.edu • Bismarck – Greta Nelson • Greta.nelson@rasmussen.edu – Rachelle Johnson • Rachelle.johnson@rasmussen.edu 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 28
  29. 29. Wisconsin • Green Bay – Cary Clayton • Caroline.clayton@rasmussen.edu 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 29
  30. 30. Florida • Fort Myers – Eric Whitehouse – Campus Director • Eric.whitehouse@rasmussen.edu • Pasco County – Sheila Stiles • sstiles@rasmussen.edu • Ocala – Vicki Sawyer-Lindo • Vicki.sawyerlindo@rasmussen.edu 6/18/2009 Rasmussen - Proprietary and Confidential 30

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