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Resume Presentation

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Kevin Newton

on 27 August 2013

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This should be the first thing listed at the top of the page.
name
address
telephone number
e-mail address.
You should NOT include personal information.
date of birth, marital status, children, height, weight, health status, photograph
Obstacle 1
Obstacle 2
Obstacle 3
Goal
Start
THE BASICS
Overcoming Obstacles
Building a Competitive Resume
Objective Statement
Choosing/Organizing
Sections
1-Page Limit
Activities
Honors/Awards
Other categories as needed
Contact Information
Objective
Education
Relevant Courses
What to Include on a Resume
Licensure
Clinical Experience
The purpose of a resume is to present relevant information about your experience and qualifications in the most effective and concise manner possible.
Remember the important part
Stick to one page
An employers eye will pick up four to six key points during a 60-second scan of your resume.
You can move the reader’s eye to certain points by the use of well-chosen design techniques.
Design Techniques
UPPER CASE LETTERS: For headings and your name. USE CAPITAL LETTERS SPARINGLY AS OVERUSE TEND TO DIMINISH THEIR EFFECTIVENESS.
Indenting: Indenting can help organize the details included on your resume. Use it appropriately
Bullets: Bullets are points of punctuation set in front of each item in a list.
Bullets are a great way to list your accomplishments on the job.
Bold and Italicized Words
Design Techniques
Contact Information
Keep it simple
Bullet points instead of paragraphs
Font types and sizes
Between 10 and 14
Garamond, Goudy Old Style, Georgia,
Arial, Times New Roman
Uniformity and consistency
Same font sizes
Same font types for headings, etc
Placement of information (dates, titles, etc.)

Brandi N. Newton

433 East Parkway | Memphis, TN | 901.678.0000 | bnhood1@memphis.edu _____________________________________________________________

(Resume starts here; reader starts here.)
Contact Information

TARGET
Your
Objective! !
To obtain a position as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at Baptist Memorial Hospital using experience working with trauma patients, ability to work in a fast paced environment, and strong interpersonal skills.
List relevant experiences
Speak the company’s (or industry’s) language
What is it? What should it Include?
Education
Relevant Experience
Honors/Awards
Relevant Coursework
References
Relevant Skills
Licensure
Certifications
Research
Language Skills
Military Experience
Bachelor of Business Administration in ___________
Fogelman College of Business
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Expected, May 2015
Cumulative GPA: 3.5
Example
Highlight Certain Courses
Use Bullet Points
Just List the Name
Start with Adjectives
Proficient
Working Knowledge
Experienced
Avoid Traits
Organized
Leader
Diligent
Use Bullet Points
Name Programs Specifically
Intern, International Paper, Memphis, TN, May 2011-August 2012
Listing Responsibilities
Use Bullet Points
Start With Action Verbs
Be Aware of Tense
Examples
Managed weekly payroll
Implemented green policies
Ensured customer satisfaction
Resolved workplace conflicts
Presented annual budget proposal
Maintained accurate data records
Activities
Bullet Points
Scholarships
Honor Societies
Hope Scholarship
Deans List
Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society
Outstanding Philosophy Student
Awards
President, Helen Hardin Honors Society, University of Memphis; Memphis, TN
May 2012-Present
Organize monthly meetings
Ensure officers fulfill stated obligations
Member, Blue Crew, University of Memphis; Memphis, TN
August 2011-May 2012
Supported university sports teams
Available Upon Request
REMEMBER: Employers will spend an average of 60 seconds reading your resume
-Psi Chi Honor Society
-Presidential Scholarship
-Outstanding Philosophy Student
Space Saving Tips
-Hope Scholarship
-Dean's List
-Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society
A Competitive Resume
&
@ UofMCareer
400 Wilder Tower
901.678.2239
www.memphis.edu/careerservices
Clay Woemmel
Associate Director
Career Services
Questions?
Kevin Newton
Graduate Assistant
Career Services
List the position explicitly
Use columns



Decrease or Increase font size
(between 10-14)
Play around with the margins
Avoid excessive “white space”
Adjust contact info format
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