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Resume Workshop

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• Spark the interest of employers

• Showcase your skills

• Quantify your education and work experience
Mixes both chronological and functional
Address (with full zip code)
Phone number with area code
Appropriate email address

What is the purpose of a resume?
Résumé Workshop
Contact Us
By: Eddie Menacho
Anthony Menacho

Computer: name the actual programs and levels, data entry

Accounting: accounts payable, receivable, auditing, bookkeeping and financial analysis

Budgets: development, tracking, purchasing, payroll

Inventory: control, purchasing

Sales: closing, highest sales awards, costumer service,
strategic planning, and fund raising

Training: hiring, counseling, coaching, CPR

Project management: special events, organization

Reading/writing: reports, data analysis, general communication, press releases, publishing, presentations, grant writing

Foreign languages: fluent, read/write

• Chronological

• Functional

• Combination
Anatomy of a Resume
1. Heading

2. Summary of Qualifications

3. Education

4. Experience

5. Certifications

6. Additional Information

7. References (always a separate page)


Focuses on skills and strength

Often used when:
Changing careers
There are gaps in employment
You have minimal work history

Most often used by students and recent graduates.

Transferable Skills
Using Transferable Skills

• List your skills using specific examples

• “Highly organized” doesn’t mean anything
unless you qualify it.

• Skills should emphasize what you have to
offer the employer.
Career Management
Communication Skills
Critical Thinking
Self Management
Helps refine job descriptions
Provides general information regarding career choices
Growth outlook
Provides job openings specific to each career
Focuses on work history
Used when looking for a job similar to the one you have.
List previous employment in reverse chronological order
Most recent position first
Highlights skills, experience, and lists work experience

Summary of Qualifications
4 to 5 points that highlight who you are and what you've done
Tell the employer right away why you are qualified for the position.
Quantify your previous experiences
Placing numbers behind your experiences catches the employers attention

For Example:
Over 5 years of managerial and sales experience.
Tutored over 50 students in Math, English, Science, and History
Proven leadership qualities, ability to multi-task, and team oriented

In-N-Out, San Bernardino 10/5/09-Present
Crew Member
Took orders, helped costumers, cooked food fast.


In-N-Out Restaurant, San Bernardino, CA October 2009 – Present
Crew Member
Handled cash register sales with 99.5% accuracy and verified the night drop.
Received a team award for outstanding performance – “Most animal fries sold in the District.”
Awarded outstanding employee of the month, top salesperson, and the store location was named “Most Improved.”
Implemented local promotions, created displays, posted signage and promoted national contests.

*Hint: Use ONET!
Experience (Cont.)
3-5 YEARS Experience


FMA Corp. – 07-Currently – Assistant
Worked with costumers and handled clerical task for the company


Financial Management Assistance Corporation January 2012-Present
Assistant to the Vice President of Financial Operations
Provide clerical assistance by preparing spreadsheets, correspondence, and various reports for a very busy deadline driven mortgage banking office.
Handled deliveries, travel itineraries, bookkeeping tasks and prepared Quarterly Board Meeting reports and other financial documents.
Interfaced with loan services representatives, marketing personnel and the customer service department in a highly visible position.
Provided a professional front-office presence and worked directly with high-end clients.

*Hint: Use ONET

California State University, San Bernardino
Bachelor of Arts –Marketing
June 2012
Dean’s List Winter 2010- Fall 2012 GPA 3.5

Bachelor of Arts –Marketing
June 2012
California State University, San Bernardino GPA: 3.0
Dean’s List

Additional Information
Computer Skills/ Additional Skills
Proficiency in Word, Access, Power Point, Excel and FrontPage
Working knowledge of SIS+, PeopleSoft, Banner.
Ability to operate a Zenon Supertrooper spotlight.
Grant writing, fundraising, foreign language, coaching

Honors & Awards
Winner of the HACU Essay Contest, “There’s No Place Like Home.”
Runner Up (2nd Place) Regional Skateboarding Championship.
Intramural Basketball League Team Championship.

Hobbies & Interests (only if it relates to the position) Replace it with “volunteer”
Accomplished pianist, tennis team, Alpha Beta Sorority, Volunteer for the San Bernardino Boys & Girls Club, Backstage crew for Bill Cosby show,
Published articles in Coyote Chronicle “Get Smart with Cal State.” “The top 25 tips for new college students."

Available Upon Request. (unless otherwise noted by employer)

This signifies the “END” of your résumé

Professional References should be on a separate sheet of paper with the same heading as the résumé.

Helpful Tips
Make your name and contact info easy to locate.
Structure easy to read and follow.
Have a heading for each section.
Résumé's content should support the career goal.
Make e-mail address appropriate.
Avoid being repetitive.
Use easy to read formatting.
Make your résumé look original rather than like a template.
Keep statements short and concise.
What Not To Include
Salary history

Pictures or photographs

Personal Information
Age, marital status, gender, political affiliation, etc

Available upon request, List references only if asked

Generally 1-2 pages

Standard text font (Ariel or Calibri)

Standard text size (11 or 12 point)

Name and contact info on every page

Margins should be even and consistent (0.5” to 1”)

Resume Presentation
Cover Letter
What is a cover letter?
One page addressed to the employer
Cover Letter Anatomy
A cover letter includes:
Reasons to hire you

Cover Letter - Heading
Your Contact Information:
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Email Address

Employer Contact Information (if you have it):
City, State, Zip Code

Cover Letter - Introduction
Greeting – start with
Regarding (RE): "Position Title"

RE: Nursing Position,
In response to your job posted on Nurse.com, I’m interested in the Med-Surgical nursing position at Loma Linda Medical Center. Recently, I obtained my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from California State University of San Bernardino. I’m expecting to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam in (Date____).

Closing the letter
Be assertive and ask for the interview
For example:

May I request an interview to further discuss my qualifications at a mutually convenient day and time. I may be reached at 555-555-5555. I look forward to meeting with you. I candidly
appreciate your time and consideration.

(Your Name & Signature)

Marketing Tool
Used most in Natural Sciences
Fields that contain clinical or lab experience

A brief summary of your skills and qualifications
It must entice the employer to read it and call you
Reasons to hire you!
Write about your skills and qualifications
Mention additional certifications
Past work experience
Measurable results you delivered
What do you bring to the organization

Cover Letter Example
May 15, 2012

Ellen S. Glass, M.B.A
Human Resources Director
Santa Barbara Research
6789 Hitchcock Road
Santa Barbara, CA 90105

RE: Engineering Position,

I am applying for the Mechanical Engineering position available at Santa Barbara Research, which I learned about through the CSUSB CareerLaunch job posting on May 10, 2012. I have enclosed a copy of my resume for your review and consideration.

In investigating your recent development, I noticed Santa Barbara Research is developing a wind turbine for home use in energy conservation. This device utilizes a mechanical engineering design with electronic control systems, which is very similar to the turbine design team project I led in our own engineering department. I also demonstrated leadership and initiative in the planning of CSUSB's Engineering Week events. In addition, I have maintained a 3.75 GPA and worked part-time to supplement my education. Through my studies, work, and extracurricular activities, I gained time management, organizational, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

I believe my professional experience and standards make me a valuable asset to your organization. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally to discuss my qualifications for the position in detail. Please contact me at 909-555-5555 or at JayC@coyote.csusb.edu. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Jay Coyote
CSUSB Career Center
University Hall Room 329



**** Placing GPA on your resume is optional
Unless you're applying for a graduate program
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