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A Detailed Look at Resume Writing
Transcript of A Detailed Look at Resume Writing
top .8-1", sides and bottom .5-1"
heading, objective, education...then customize to your strengths and position
1 single side page for undergrads
size-10-12; style-simple, easy-to-read
white space and text space
Name - larger font (14-20)
Address - current and/or permanent
Phone - where you can be reached
Email - what you read most frequently/remove hyperlink
Name and location of the institution
Official name of expected degree and major
Minor and/or concentrations
Month and year of expected graduation
GPA with scale (3.27/4.00)
No high school unless freshman or related to field
Hard skills - technical and/or computer
Language skills - proficiency considered
Your career determines the skills you list on your resume
Soft skills (i.e. teamwork) - should be embedded in your work experiences/not listed separately
Your resume is:
your marketing piece
meant to get you an interview
shows you are a good fit for the position
will be "skimmed" over
Employment, leadership, volunteer, internship, research, etc.
Titles and order are customizable
Core 4: company name, location, position title and month/year of start to finish
Each experience within a subheading in reverse chronological order
Honors and awards (scholarships)
Certifications and licensure
Race, national origin, visa info
Designed and implemented latches for condensation vents to reduce water leakage
creating a safer work environment
WALK IN RESUME REVIEWS CCO - YONG 132
M-F: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Additional CCO Services
CCO Website: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/
Get career related tips, job search resources, campus career fair events
One on one job/internship search consultation
MyCCO – Job Listings/On-Campus
Big Interview for practice
Outreach – presentations, resume tables
Final thoughts, questions
High School Experience
Strong Bullet statements
Related work experience
Unrelated work experience
Honors and awards
list your experiences
The key to a strong resume
Action Verb + Identfiable Task
+ Purpose or Method or Result
Performed gear mapping for transmissions
to optimize shift patterns, fuel economy and available power
Collected quantitative infrared imaging
using a high speed infrared camera
Designed and implemented latches for condensation vents
to reduce water leakage creating a safer work environment.