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Resume - Advanced

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OTHER AREAS TO CONSIDER

Volunteer Experience
Teaching Experience
Technical Skills
Certifications/Licensure
Professional Memberships
Professional Development
Presentations
Research and/or Projects

Carbondale, Illinois
(618)555-5544
sam.saluki@siu.edu

Sam S. Saluki
DID YOU KNOW?
• An effective resume gets you an interview, not the job
• A resume may be your only chance to make an impression
• Be clear, concise, and target your resume to the job


How much time does an employer typically spend reviewing your resume?



Step 1
: Write a rough draft listing everything in your past that could be relevant (work, class, RSO, volunteer, etc. )

Step 2
: Consider the job and job description.
How does your experience apply?

Step 3
:
Consolidate
and
tailor
your rough draft to the job

• Present your qualities in the most
positive
and
honest
manner
• Be
consistent
with format
- Identical margins (.5 inch
minimum
)
- Use space between items and categories
- Headings or titles may be bolded, capitalized, italicized or underlined (just be consistent!)
- Use legible fonts, size 10-12 pt
• Use short, concise phrases - not sentences (begin with action verbs)
• Page limit (typically 1 page, but can go to 2 with relevant information)
• Use standard 8 ½ x 11 white, bone or light gray paper (28-32 lbs)

GETTING STARTED
BASIC GUIDELINES
OBJECTIVE
To obtain a biological technician position with a focus on medical research

CAREER PROFILE
• Two years of university laboratory experience using advanced instruments
• Strong presentation skills acquired through large and small group facilitation
• Reliable and organized professional capable of adapting to new challenges
• Fluent in English and Spanish

EDUCATION
Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences
- Microbiology May 2017
Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.0

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Laboratory Assistant
January 2015 - Present
Undergraduate Biotechnology Laboratory, SIU, Carbondale, Illinois
• Designed PCR primers and optimized reaction protocols for special projects
• Oversaw all undergraduate DNA sequencing in the Biological Sciences department
• Performed quality assurance checks on reagents and materials

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
• Sandwich Crafter, Jimmy Johns, Carbondale, IL, August 2013 - August 2014
• Cashier, IGA Supermarket, St. Joseph, IL, January 2012 - May 2013

LABORATORY SKILLS
• High pressure liquid chromatography
• Thin layer chromatography

COMPUTER SKILLS
• ChemDraw
• Microsoft Office 13 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
• Academic Medallion recipient, May 2014
• Treasurer, Alpha Chi Sigma, Beta Psi Chapter,
May 2015 - Present
REMINDERS
Check print quality
Run spell check
Have 3 friends or family members review and edit
Meet with a Career Services team member to have your resume critiqued

Pro tip: Convert your final resume into a PDF!
REFERENCES
Separate from your resume
Use heading from your resume
List names, job title, employer, city/state, phone number and email of three to five individuals
CONTACT INFORMATION (required)
Name
Street, City, State, Zip
Phone Number
E-mail Address (professional)


Susan Day
1234 Grand Ave.
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
618-555-5555
susan_day@siu.edu


Sections of a Resume
Example #1:
Three years’ experience working in the ______ (fill in the blank) industry
Current certification in food service sanitation
Skilled at GIS and topographical mapping
Bilingual in English and Spanish


EDUCATION (required)
• List most recent or highest degree first
• Include ALL post-secondary education

For each entry, list
Degree title
Name and location of institution
Date of completion
Major and minor, if applicable
Emphasis or specialization
GPA(3.0/4.0) – required for some majors

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS (optional but highly recommended)
3-5 concise bullet statements that summarizes your most pertinent experience and qualifications and customized for the position in which you are applying. These bullet points are the first list on your resume and can be the only area a recruiter may read

How to write:
Brainstorm about the skills and attributes that you possess while referencing the job description
Combine multiple items to create thorough bullet point - Ex: Punctual AutoCAD professional with a track record for finishing projects on time and under budget
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, May 2013
Major: Speech Communication
Specialization: Public Relations
GPA 3.7/4.0

RELEVANT COURSEWORK (optional)
List only classes that are specific or unique to your major
Titles only!
4-8 classes
Bulleted list

Common errors!!

• Do not include high school accomplishments unless they are related to your college experience.

• Do not use personal pronouns ("I" "my")


WORK EXPERIENCE (required)
*Reverse Chronological Order*

Job Title Dates (m/yr – m/yr)
Company Name, City, State
• List major responsibilities
• Start with action verbs
• Be specific
• Don’t list every duty



ADDITIONAL/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE (optional)
Job Title, Company, City, State, Month/yr-Month/yr
Job Title, Company, City, State, Month/yr-Month/yr
Job Title, Company, City, State, Month/yr-Month/yr
Job Title, Company, City, State, Month/yr-Month/yr





SKILLS (optional)
Create a heading
e.g. Laboratory Skills or Computer Skills or Relevant Skills

• List skills in order of importance
• Avoid soft skills, e.g., problem-solving, critical thinking
• Include technical and traditional skills relevant to position, e.g. foreign language skills (include fluency level), laboratory skills, equipment knowledge, computer/technical skills



Reminder! All experience must be in REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER!
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
• Name of Certification/License, Where Received, Month Year

HONORS/AWARDS
An honors and activities section might include the following:

• Academic awards and scholarships
• Membership in campus, national, or international organizations
• Leadership positions held in campus, national, or international organizations
• University and community service positions
• Dean’s list, President’s list, Honor’s Day recognition
RESUME INFORMATION
Achievements/Accomplishments
• Scholarships; service, athletic, or any non-academic awards

Name of Achievement, Where Received, Month Year

Memberships
• Social
• Academic
• Professional

Title, Name of Organization, Name of School/Company, Month Year


Professional Development
• Workshops, seminars, or conferences

Name of Workshop, Where, Month Year



Resume Development
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