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Resume Guidelines Workshop (2013)

Julia Russell Toothacre, Office of Career Services, Azusa Pacific University
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Transcript of Resume Guidelines Workshop (2013)

Office of Career Services
resume
GUIDELINES
workshop
Office of Career Services
Phone: 626-815-2103
NEW Location: East Campus, Building 22
Former SFS Building
STEP 1
BRAINSTORMING
YOUR EXPERIENCE
STEP 2
TAILORING
YOUR RESUME
STEP 3
WRITING
A GOOD
BULLET POINT
STEP 4
FORMATTING
YOUR RESUME
REQUIRED:
HEADING
Professional Email Address
Direct Phone Number
Name
Address
REQUIRED:
EDUCATION
College Name
City & State
Degree
Minor
Month & Year of Graduation
REQUIRED:
RELATED
Position Title
Company Name
EXPERIENCE
City & State of Company
Dates Worked
3-4 Accomplishments-focused Bullet Points
Brainstorm
PAGE 4
OPTIONAL:
STUDY ABROAD
Where you studied
How long/time frame you were there
What did you do?
OPTIONAL:
SKILLS
Hard Skills Only
Measurable
Describes ACCOMPLISHMENTS in relation to the job description
Shows the difference you made in your position
Describes your skills in an applicable way
What is a bullet point?
NOT a job description
NOT a vague list of skills
NOT a list of duties
What a bullet point is NOT
Briefly describe what you did for the internship, job, or volunteer experience.
List any transferrable skills you acquired during your experience & how you used those skills.
As you look at the job description, what are some of the skills/qualities listed?
What did you accomplish during your experience?
Interpersonal Skills
Communication Skills
Research/Planning Skills
Did you train anyone?
Did you teach?
Did you create and implement new programs?
Did you do something faster, better or cheaper?
Did you identify and/or help solve any problems?

Refer to Page 7 to help you determine how to pick out skills/qualities
CHOOSE A
POSITION!
Organization Skills
Management Skills
Leadership Skills
See Page 9 of this packet for a list of specific skills
See page 9 of this packet for more questions
Action Verb
+
What you did
+
How/why you did it
Taught algebra

to three high school students

to improve test scores

by creating custom math
comprehension lessons for each student

resulting in an increase of 10-15%
on each student's tests
ACTION
VERB
WHAT YOU DID
QUANTITY & POPULATION
WHY YOU DID IT
HOW YOU DID IT
LOOK @
THE JOB
DESCRIPTION
WHAT DID YOU
BRAINSTORM?
STRUCTURE of a BULLET POINT
Coached 20 kids, ages 10-12,
on the basics of playing soccer
by demonstrating techniques and plays, running drills, and inviting college soccer players to speak about teamwork
ACTION
VERB
QUANTITY & POPULATION
WHAT
YOU DID
HOW YOU
DID IT
Clarify and record meal orders on Point of Sale system for over 250 students and staff, per shift, by listening intently and confirming order choice
ACTION
VERB
WHAT
YOU DID
HOW YOU
DID IT
Population
BUILD YOUR
BULLET POINTS
Margins:
1/2 in. - 1 in.
Use a clear & conservative font
Use bullet points to separate information
Keep format consistent
Current position: Present tense

Past position:
Past tense
You can list experiences if you don't have space
Cover
Letters
REFERENCES
ELECTRONIC
US POSTAL
Put job title in subject line
Address with a specific name
Don't forget your contact information!
FOLLOW
DIRECTIONS!
SENDING
YOUR RESUME
IN PERSON
or
SERVICE
Azusa Pacific University
Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to...
...IDENTIFY experiences
...WRITE bullets that focus on accomplishments
...TAILOR resume to a job description
...properly FORMAT resume
10-12 pt. Font Size
DO NOT
add photos
DO NOT
add a physical description
DO NOT
use acronyms
DO NOT
misspell words
DO NOT
add salary history
Job Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Required Experience:
Working Environment / Conditions:
Standard office environment.
Position Type:
Intern
Advocacy/Gov't Relations/Communications Internships
Tracking Code 4071
Job Description
Required Skills
Interest in 1 or more of the following areas:


Do you enjoy writing and researching information concerning issues of social justice? Are you looking to use the skills you're learning in college to make a difference in the world, while gaining practical experience? World Vision offers internships in our internal communications, media relations, govt relations/public policy, and advocacy departments. Working alongside staff who are experts in their field, you will grow in your communication and advocacy skills and how it fits into important humanitarian work.

During your internship with us, you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of how a large non-profit organization functions. You will receive support and mentorship from World Vision management and team leaders. You will also have the opportunity for networking and informational interviews with staff at all levels, which can possibly help you in determining future career paths. You will be part of a dynamic departmental team, attend appropriate departmental meetings, and other activities that will be enhancing our team capacity to better serve children worldwide!




Internal Communications
Media/Public Relations
Advocacy
Public Policy/Government Relations
Video/Photo editing
Journalism/Interviewing skills
Excellent writing skills
Communications, Public Policy, or Political Science coursework
High School graduate
Have completed your undergraduate degree
Available 20-40 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks
Proficient in Microsoft Office
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