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Copy of Resume Writing
Transcript of Copy of Resume Writing
UMKC Career Services, Atterbury Student Success Center
First and last name, address, phone number and professional email address should be clearly displayed
Name should be the largest thing in the resume, but not too big
Tailor your resume by including an objective statement or summary of qualifications
Be sure to avoid first person pronouns (I/me/my)
Be specific, and be targeted!
Education should be near the top of your resume
Make sure to spell it right: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Spell out your degree; there is no "s" in Bachelor
Optional inclusion of GPA if above a 3.0; some majors required (Accounting)
Include your expected graduation date
After your first year, eliminate high school information
Put your most relevant experience first, if you can group it together
Don't mix too many bold, italic and underline
Include coursework if applicable to the job you are applying for
Describe your experiences starting with a verb
Use past tense for past, present tense for present
Make unique sections for your experience
Don't over-do the bullet points
Experience, Experience, Experience
Describe your experiences well
Reverse chronological order
Whatever you have that makes you unique
Format matters! Be consistent!
Don't forget the finishing touches
PDF or resume paper
Tailor to employers
Uploading your resume to
Roo Career Network is important
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Sarasoga Rowing Association March 2008 - Present
*Design and maintain website, image editing, and content creation
Sarasoga Hospital June 2006 - Present
Maternity Unit Volunteer
*Assist nurses with medical duties and daily tasks
*Watch over infants in the nursery
*File and chart work, complete necessary paperwork for patients
*Bring infants to and from patient rooms while checking for correct identification
Mountain Resort November 2009 - April 2010
*Helped teach ski lessons, shadowed ski lessons, and supervised children in the resort day care center
Greenthorn Child Care Center, June 2009 - September 2009
*Assisted with child care, chaperoned field trips, and played with children
Volunteer Resume Example
There are a number of larger organizations that coordinate national and international community service volunteers. Groups like Habitat for Humanity help in the construction and renovation of houses both in the United States and abroad.
Organizations like the Peace Corps and USA Freedom Corps also organize community service projects across America and abroad.
National and International
Volunteering with organizations such as the Salvation Army is a common form of community service. Around the holidays in particular, volunteers help with projects like food and clothing drives.
Churches are often hubs for community service volunteers as well.
Other common neighborhood community service projects include setting up a neighborhood watch, mobilizing snow shoveling groups to help the elderly clear their walks and driveways, and organizing a volunteer fire department.
Unfortunately, hurricanes, tornadoes and fires can wreak havoc with little warning, and the results can be devastating. As a result, organizing disaster relief is one of the more common types of community service projects in which Americans take part. Organizations like the American Red Cross keep lists of volunteers, whom they contact in times of emergency.
The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) performs a similar function. If a disaster happens locally, ad hoc groups of community members are often formed to help gather food, clothing and water, for people whose homes have been destroyed.
Many community service projects are designed to help foster principles of civic engagement in young people. Community service is one of the foundational pillars of groups like the Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and many 4-H clubs. Projects like bottle drives and litter collection are common among groups like these.
Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the
civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.
What is Civic and Community Engagement?
Employers report that they look for volunteerism, service learning and community engagement on a candidate’s resume.
Employers report civic and community engagement demonstrate the development of knowledge, skills, values and motivation
Why is Civic and Community
Engagement Important on a Resume?
Many people volunteer for community service simply in order to give back to their community. From youth to families to the elderly, community service volunteers come from all stages of life and from diverse backgrounds. Some schools also require students to perform community service as part of their credit requirements.
Types of Community Service Work