Your Resume - Your Brand <ul><li>Tony R. Smith, M.Ed.  </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Experiential Learning Center </li></ul>...
Today ’s Agenda <ul><li>Resumes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Why, The What and the How of Resumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Why do I need a resume? <ul><li>To get the interview... </li></ul><ul><li>To show an employer the qualifications and skill...
Types of resumes <ul><li>Chronological:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A chronological resume starts by listing your work history,...
Chronological <ul><li>Keeping it simple... </li></ul>
Functional <ul><li>Showcasing what ’s important... </li></ul>
Combination <ul><li>The best of both worlds... </li></ul>
The Basics <ul><li>1. Header - Contact Info </li></ul><ul><li>2. Objective Statement </li></ul><ul><li>3. Education </li><...
Resume Building Activity: Putting The Pieces Together
Tips for Maximum Impact <ul><li>1. What makes you a true competitor? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What ’s the “Sizzle”? </li></ul>...
Action Verbs <ul><li>3 Seconds to Impress </li></ul><ul><li>Frame your skills with Verbs that POP! </li></ul><ul><li>Actio...
Branding Activity <ul><li>What Do You Want an Employer to Remember About You? </li></ul><ul><li>You as a brand... </li></ul>
Common Pitfalls <ul><li>Bizarre Graphics, Oddly Colored Resume Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrectly spelled words and gramm...
Real World Uh-Oh ’s <ul><li>Bausch & Lomb, CEO  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Falsely claimed an MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Admi...
Where the Rubber Meets the Road <ul><li>Now What? Make A Plan… </li></ul>
Resources for the Future <ul><li>Resumes:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ucdenver.edu/life/services/CareerCenter/CareerCent...
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  • Resume keywords are way more important than resume formats. Because recruiters conduct keyword searches during the initial sourcing process in Applicant Tracking Systems. You're not found if your resume doesn't contain the exact keywords. But it's a pain to find those keywords from the job descriptions. I found the site Jobscan http://ow.ly/RmPcR that identify keywords for your. All you do is paste in your resume plus the job description, then Jobscan analyzes your job description for you automatically and identify the most important keywords for you. It literally takes seconds and it so worth the copy and paste. Saved me so much time AND I got more interviews using Jobscan! I recommend it as well.
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Resume Building Workshop

  1. 1. Your Resume - Your Brand <ul><li>Tony R. Smith, M.Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Experiential Learning Center </li></ul><ul><li>University of Colorado - Denver </li></ul>
  2. 2. Today ’s Agenda <ul><li>Resumes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Why, The What and the How of Resumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Branding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips and Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interview Skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do I need a resume? <ul><li>To get the interview... </li></ul><ul><li>To show an employer the qualifications and skills sets that make up YOU - the potential employee! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of resumes <ul><li>Chronological: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A chronological resume starts by listing your work history, with the most recent position listed first. Your jobs are listed in reverse chronological order with your current, or most recent job, first. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functional: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A functional resume focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work history. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combination: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A combination resume lists your skills and experience first. Your employment history is listed next. With this type of resume you can highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and also provide the chronological work history that employers prefer. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Chronological <ul><li>Keeping it simple... </li></ul>
  6. 6. Functional <ul><li>Showcasing what ’s important... </li></ul>
  7. 7. Combination <ul><li>The best of both worlds... </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Basics <ul><li>1. Header - Contact Info </li></ul><ul><li>2. Objective Statement </li></ul><ul><li>3. Education </li></ul><ul><li>4. Experience </li></ul><ul><li>- What Else Belongs? </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Checklist </li></ul>
  9. 9. Resume Building Activity: Putting The Pieces Together
  10. 10. Tips for Maximum Impact <ul><li>1. What makes you a true competitor? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What ’s the “Sizzle”? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Skills, Successes, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Move from tasks to skill sets. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Action Verbs <ul><li>3 Seconds to Impress </li></ul><ul><li>Frame your skills with Verbs that POP! </li></ul><ul><li>Action Verbs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Branding Activity <ul><li>What Do You Want an Employer to Remember About You? </li></ul><ul><li>You as a brand... </li></ul>
  13. 13. Common Pitfalls <ul><li>Bizarre Graphics, Oddly Colored Resume Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Incorrectly spelled words and grammar mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>More than one page </li></ul><ul><li>Exaggerations </li></ul><ul><li>Generic </li></ul>
  14. 14. Real World Uh-Oh ’s <ul><li>Bausch & Lomb, CEO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Falsely claimed an MBA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Admissions Dean for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Claiming to be a &quot;scientist ” with degree in biology and to have her doctorate. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Radio Shack CEO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Falsified his resume by claiming to have a degree in psychology </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Where the Rubber Meets the Road <ul><li>Now What? Make A Plan… </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resources for the Future <ul><li>Resumes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ucdenver.edu/life/services/CareerCenter/CareerCenter/Documents/Resume% 20Booklet.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your local Work Force Agency </li></ul>

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