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Writing a Resume That Works

Purdue CCO
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Ali Mears

on 6 August 2013

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Transcript of Writing a Resume That Works

What is a resume used for?
Where do I begin?
Create a treasure chest
Experience
Writing a Resume that Works!
Walk-ins: 10-4 M-F
Career Counseling Appointments
Mock interviews
On-campus recruiting
Our new location: Young Hall 132
Come check us out!
Fact or Fiction?
You should include everything on your resume starting from the beginning of high school.
You do not have to include the phrase "References Available Upon Request"
Your resume should be one page.
Your most relevant experiences should be towards the top and less relevant towards the bottom.
Resume Fix-Up
Employers spend on average 5 minutes looking at your resume.
Contact Information
Education
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN May 2010
Bachelor of Arts GPA: 3.1/4.0
Writing and Mass Communication
Minor in English
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN May 2016
Master of Science in Economics
University of Abertay-Dundee, Scotland 2009
Study Abroad
The How and Why of an Objective
Let's an employer know which job you are applying
Allows you to briefly state some skills that make you stand out
The How and Why of an Objective
Explains what you are trying to obtain:
To obtain a full-time position in Crop Science to assist an organization in improving the quality of field crops

To work as a nurse in an oncology unit at Children's Hospital


Looking for a job so that I can learn skills in mechanical engineering

Be concise and specific!
DON'T:
Experience
Core 4:
Name of organization
Location
Position
Dates
Dazzle Dance, Toledo, OH May 2012-Present
Dance Assistant
Experience
Under the Core 4:
Before:
Took tickets for movie theatre
Use:
Power verb (skills)
+
Demonstrated Accomplishment and/or Contribution
+
Result
After:
Implemented
effective service-oriented procedure which
decreased wait time for customers.
Now, it's your turn.
Additional Sections
Accomplishments
Honors/Awards
Volunteer Work
Class Projects
Skills
Relevant Coursework
Associations
Activities
Others?

A Resume that Works... is
Customized
!
Job Posting: [insert company name]
Title:
Job Details:
Location:
Requirements:
Harry's Chocolate Shop, West Lafayette, IN Sept 2012-May 2013
Server

Remember: Most relevant experiences go towards the top!
Use key words
Utilize power verbs/statements
Consistency is key!
Ali Mears, Career Services Consultant
alimears@purdue.edu

Young Hall 132
Walk-ins: 10-4 M-F
What can I do with my resume?
Create a myCCO account
Upload your resume
Walk in for a resume review
Customize!
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