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Effective Business Resumes Workshop

Fall 2012 - Taryn De Ruyter, Career Consultant, Careers & Employer Partnerships
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Transcript of Effective Business Resumes Workshop

EFFECTIVE BUSINESS RESUMES
Careers & Employer Partnerships,
Ted Rogers School of Management
Find out how to effectively
TARGET your resume
to specific industries and upcoming opportunities

Create and develop parts of your resume

Work on your own
S.T.A.R. STATEMENTS
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
RECOMMENDED RESUME CONTENT:
Name, Contact Information
Advantages
Most employers prefer and expect this style
1. Describe a specific
SITUATION AND TASK
Note: The S.T.A.R. Model can be used for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews
QUESTIONS?
NEXT STEPS
Website:
www.ryerson.ca/businesscareers
Thank you for attending!
Provides a clear representation of your varied experiences and community involvement
Easy to prepare, organize and read
Student Groups, Associations & Activities
(Volunteer, Extra-Curricular, etc.)
Awards & Achievements
Professional Experience
(Work, Co-op, etc.)
Education &Training
(Degrees, Core Courses, etc.)
Summary of Qualifications
Profile Statement
Note: Recommended content may be used for Reverse Chronological and Combined resumes
3. Describe the positive
RESULTS
you achieved
2. Describe the
ACTION
you took
YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
S.T.A.R.MODEL
REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL RESUMES:
TARGETING YOUR RESUME
Name, Contact Information
Student Groups, Associations & Activities
(Volunteer, Extra-Curricular, etc.)
Awards & Achievements
Professional Experience
(Work, Co-op, etc.)
Education &Training
(Degrees, Core Courses, etc.)
Summary of Qualifications
Profile Statement
TARGETING YOUR RESUME
Get clues
from your career goals that involve work and/or educational opportunities of interest
Ideally
, every line of the your resume is targeted
Tip:
spend
the most
time on opportunities you really care about
*Can be done in each recommended section
TARGETING YOUR RESUME
HOW?
If there is a posted opportunity, pay attention to the
candidate shopping list
for the organization
But..what if there is no posting for a particular opportunity?
TARGETING YOUR RESUME
Activity 1:
Spend ~5 minutes creating and developing a
2-3 line
profile statement on your resume template
Target
your profile to a recent opportunity of interest or a sample job posting
Feel free to ask for assistance!
TARGETING YOUR RESUME
Summary of Qualifications:
Aim for 3-6 points
Experience
and
education
are commonly most important
What else can we include?
*see resume sample
TARGETING YOUR RESUME
Activity 2:
Spend ~10 minutes creating and developing
your Summary of Qualifications
section

on your resume template
Target
this area to a recent opportunity of interest or a sample job posting
Please let me know if you have questions!
TARGETING YOUR RESUME
Professional Experience:
Use

a variety of relevant
action verbs
Target
your responsibilities to those included a posting
(
Tip:
Look for transferrable skills)
How else can I target my responsibilities?
1. Describe a specific
SITUATION AND TASK

HIGHLIGHT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Note: The S.T.A.R. Model can be used for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews
3. Describe the positive
RESULTS
you achieved
2. Describe the
ACTION
you took
S.T.A.R.MODEL
Professional Experience & Achievements
1.
SITUATION AND TASK
S.T.A.R. Model Sample
-communicated project information with team and allocated tasks to each team member; achieved 95% on assignment
3.
RESULTS
-took leadership initiative to contact Professor on behalf of team to determine project expectations
2.
ACTION
-Project due in less than 1 week; little formal direction from Professor; team would benefit from some explicit project instructions
How can we use this information to develop an effective S.T.A.R. Statement?
Possible S.T.A.R. Statement:
"Initiated effective in-person communication with Professor of Food & Beverage course to determine specific evaluative components of final Restaurant Service assignment; negotiated and communicated team role breakdown with more than 10 peer students and achieved 95% on project outcome."
Tip:
use a variety of action verbs and descriptors; qualify and quantify
Spend ~10 minutes developing one of your
S.T.A.R. Statements
from a recent work, volunteer or educational experience

Write your statement in the Professional Experience/Student Groups & Community Involvement section of your resume template
Activity 3:
Spend ~5 minutes sharing your S.T.A.R. Statement with a partner/group

Give constructive feedback:
share 1 thing you liked about your partner/group member's statements
Activity 3 continued...:
What have we learned today?
Join our LinkedIn and Twitter Feed!
Drop in: TRS 2-148
How did it go?

BUILD & MAINTAIN YOUR BRAND
Online:
Social media presence
i.e., LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, etc.
In Person:
Networking
Elevator pitch
Interviews
Ensure that your resume corresponds with other
self-marketing avenues
RESUMES ARE:
WHAT IS A RESUME?
A concise outline of your education, experience, activities, accomplishments and skills as they relate to your employment goals

A tool to help employers screen applicants
Yet ...
a resume alone usually does not secure you the position.
Why?
One of the
first items
a potential employer will receive during the job seeking process

Help
convince employers about your capabilities
WHY ARE RESUMES IMPORTANT?
What else?
TARGET
to an opportunity!
RESUME -DOS
If printing
, use good quality paper, in white or off-white (keep the document safe)
Do have your resume
proofread
Focus on information that is
relevant
to your career goals & related to the opportunity
Use action verbs!
*see Part 2 workshop
Refrain from including
overly personal
information
RESUME- DO NOTS
See "Jane Doe" Sample
Refrain from using abbreviations without stating what they stand for
Avoid referring to yourself as a subject in your resume ("I, me, or my...")
ELECTRONIC RESUMES
HIGHLY COMMON
Employer Policies (File Name, Email, etc.)

Key Words

Format (PDF, etc.)

follow instructions!
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