Jordan's Resume Workshop

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Jordan's Resume Workshop

  1. 1. UBC Career Services Resume Workshop <ul><li>Objective : Learn how to begin to create an exceptional resume </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the key components of the resume </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the importance of tailoring and targeting resume to the employer </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dig up” and practice writing accomplishment statements </li></ul>
  2. 2. What are you most proud of? <ul><li>Draw from your personal, professional, volunteer, and academic lives </li></ul><ul><li>Pair yourselves up and talk for 1 minute each </li></ul><ul><li>If your partner stops talking before 1 minute is up, ask them some questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Resume’s Key Components   <ul><li>Heading : it’s the title to your book </li></ul><ul><li>Objective : to the point, not vague: customized vs. generic </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Qualifications : targets the opportunity: 20 second rule </li></ul><ul><li>Education : major, minor, anything else that’s relevant </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Resume’s Key Components <ul><li>Relevant Experience : paid and non-paid work, school projects </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishment Statements : skills vs. duties, vivid and unique </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies and Interests : include those relevant to the position </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting : error-free, margins, named pages, aligned, readability, font size </li></ul>
  5. 5. Accomplishment Statements <ul><li>Why bother? </li></ul><ul><li>They make your resume more compelling and believable </li></ul><ul><li>Most people don’t use them: you stand out by contrast </li></ul><ul><li>They provide interesting material for the job interview </li></ul><ul><li>They boost your confidence! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digging for Accomplishments <ul><li>write a job description in point form </li></ul><ul><li>What are the top 2 skills/traits that you want to prove that you have for the job </li></ul><ul><li>Pull out an accomplishment from any area that demonstrates it in action </li></ul><ul><li>What was the positive outcome: qualified or quantified? </li></ul>

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