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Resume Guideline Workshop

Jesus Ramirez, Assistant Resident Director, Pepperdine Univeristy, Office of Housing & Residence Life
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Jesus Ramirez

on 12 February 2014

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Transcript of Resume Guideline Workshop

Resume
Guidelines
Workshop
Jesús Ramírez, B.S.
Assistant Resident Director
Morgan (LEAD) House
PURPOSE OF A RESUME
INTERVIEW!
Resume Formats
Functional/Combination
Chronological
Quiz
?
Time
How much time do you think the average employer spends looking at a resume?
15minutes
1minute
30seconds
5minutes
5seconds
Basic Elements
Other Elements to Include
Leadership positions
Clubs and Organizations
Certifications
Volunteer/Community Service
**DO NOT PUT

"References Available Upon Request"

AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR RESUME**
STYLE
VS.
Use White space to your advantage
Use
HIGH
QUALITY
Resume Paper
Use
Proper Fonts
YES!
NO!
Acceptable Font Size
okay to use for name in header
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10
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Bullet Points
Consistency
1'' Margin
1/2'' margin
RESUME LANGUAGE
ACTION
VERBS
ORGANIZED
FACILITATED
DEVELOPED
MANAGED
ASSEMBLED
CREATED
ANALYZED
OVERSAW
BUDGETED
Just say "NO!"
to pronouns
"I designed a brochure of services"
Spell out
Acronyms
Housing and
Residence Life
"Designed a brochure of services"
no period
complete
sentences
NOT
HRL
Resident Assistant
NOT
RA
Intercultural Affairs
NOT
ICA
HOW TO WRITE A
GOOD BULLET POINT
Duties Focused
Accomplishment Focused
Event planning
Collaborated with a team to complete facility reservations and retrieve group contracts for the production of the Spring Concert at Pepperdine University
Duties Focused
Accomplishment Focused
Worked with children
Educated diverse elementary-aged school children on proper nutrition by creating simple and fun exercises to promote a healthy lifestyle
Ask yourselves this...
Train another person? What were the results?
Tutor anyone? Did his/her grades improve?
Do something better, faster, cheaper?
Increase membership, participation or sales?
Save your organization any money, increase efficiency or eliminate waste?
Identify and/or help solve any problems?
Reorganize or improve an existing system?
Coordinate any event or project?
Lead a project or program, what was the outcome?
REFERENCES
QUESTIONS?
Jesús Ramírez
jesus.ramirez@pepperdine.edu
jmramirez11@apu.edu
http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/careercenter/
Resource
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