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A Detailed Look at Resume Writing

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Susan Bush

on 16 February 2017

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Transcript of A Detailed Look at Resume Writing

A Detailed Look at Resume Writing
Margins:
top .8-1", sides and bottom .5-1"
Order:
heading, objective, education...then customize to your strengths and position
Length:
1 single side page for undergrads
Font:
size-10-12; style-simple, easy-to-read
Balance:
white space and text space
Heading
Name - larger font (14-20)
Address - current and/or permanent
Phone - where you can be reached
Email - what you read most frequently/remove hyperlink
Education
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
Relevant Coursework
Study Abroad
Skills
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



Experiences
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
Additional Sections
Honors and awards (scholarships)
Certifications and licensure
Extracurricular involvement
Professional associations
Others?
Not Recommended
Listing references
Pictures
Marital Status
Salary requirements
Age
Race, national origin, visa info
Hobbies
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
CCO Services
Final thoughts, questions
High School Experience
Order
Headings
Consistent formatting
Strong Bullet statements
?
Resume Brainstorm
Extra-curricular involvement
Volunteer
Related work experience
Unrelated work experience
Leadership positions
Honors and awards
Scholarships
Research
Skills
Language fluency
Projects
Others ?
Format
list your experiences
Skill Statements
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.
Your Turn
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