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Resume Workshop (MGMT 30X0)

Created by Andrew Crain at The University of Georgia Career Center
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on 17 January 2014

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Transcript of Resume Workshop (MGMT 30X0)

Resume 101
marketing yourself for career success
Resumes can be scary....
...and STRESSFUL
Intro
General Formatting
Be Consistent

No pictures...
...and no unnecessary personal information!
Objectives...
...are a statement of your goal.
Example:
Seeking a marketing internship with Target that will allow me to apply my skills in communication, product development, and market research.
Qualification Summaries...
...can include more information and allow for greater personal branding.
Example:
Skilled marketing professional seeking an internship with Target. Excellent communication skills, with experience in product development and marketing research. Seeking a team environment that will enable me to utilize my quantitative abilities and make a positive contribution to consumer sales goals.
Education
Key Points:
- Spell out degree title
(i.e. "Bachelor of Business Administration")

- GPA only included at 3.0 or above
(may also use Major GPA or Last 60 Hours)
Related coursework
Awards/Recognitions
Certifications
Study Abroad
What else?
Don't forget....
- Include dates & locations
- Leave off high school info
Professional Experience
Parts of a Job Description...
Job Title
Company Name
Duties and Results (bullet points)
Location
Dates (including months)
*Experiences should be listed in reverse chronological order
(beginning with your most recent job, activity, etc.).
When describing experience...
Consider your personal brand and the needs of the employer

Utilize strong action verbs

Ask yourself: Will the employer understand this?
Involvements and
Other Experience
Make sure its relevant...
What have I left off?
Volunteer Work
Class Projects
Study Abroad
# of hours volunteered
# of members led
% of improvement
$ of dollars raised
Listing additional skills?
Is this really an asset, or something that is expected of me?
(i.e. Microsoft Office)

What if the employer is looking for something that I don't list?
References
"Available Upon Request"
No!
Provide on separate sheet if requested, including:
Name
Professional Title
Place of Employment
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Email
Will the employer care?
Consider:
Example:
Cleaned up nasty messes.



What??
Original:
Revised:
Example:
Achieved legendary status as recognized by customers.



Achieved highest level of satisfaction as reported by customer service reviews.

Achieved "Legendary Status," a company award based upon excellent customer service reviews.
Original:
Revised:
or...
Remember to
QUANTIFY...
Make It Scannable!
*List most relevant info first
*Clearly visible sections (with clear headings)
Final Thoughts:
Half-inch to One-inch Margins

10-12 pt. font

Avoid large amounts of white space
Formatting Guidelines
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What are some of your personal resume-writing challenges?
Resume Samples on the UGA Career Center Website!
Sample Objectives
Seeking a Market Analyst position at McKesson where my skills in statistics, team work, and data analysis will contribute to company growth.

To obtain an Accounting internship at with special interest in auditing or client services.

Seeking an IT management position with a Fortune 500 company in which I can expand my leadership skills while contributing to the organization.

Energetic Management professional seeks consulting position demanding skills in relationship building, financial analysis, and business development.
Questions?
Meet with Your Terry College Career Consultant!
(706) 542-3375
http://prezi.com/user/acrain/
Top Skills Employers Seek:
Teamwork
Verbal Communication
Decision-Making/Problem-Solving
Obtaining & Processing Information
Planning, Organizing, and Prioritizing Work
Getting Started
Write out a list of your past experiences in detail
Categorize items and order chronologically
What's your brand?
Consider:
Who is the intended audience?
What is my job search goal?
What is my "promise" to the employer?
What are my greatest skills or experiences?
Employer
Expectations

Employer Expectations
Use the job description to guide you
Customize your resume for each position
Your goal is to emphasize your selling points and create a sense of FIT!
ONE page
Headers should...
...may also include LinkedIn, website, blog, or portfolio
[ YOUR NAME ]
should be the largest item on your resume!
...contain your basic contact info:
phone, email, mailing address
Header Examples:
Jimmy Dailey
4512 Georgetown Rd. • Athens, GA 30606
PHONE (865) 451-8544 • EMAIL jdailey@uga.edu
David James

1250 Jones Avenue
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 567-9002
djames@uga.edu
2755 Mars Drive, Melbourne FL 32960 • (321) 176-5573 • doe@gmail.com • linkedin.com/in/ashleydoe
Ashley Doe
Objectives
Brief branding statement about your job search goal
Tailored to specific job/company
Title or Position Desired:
Qualities You Bring to the Job:
Field, Industry, or Company of Interest:
Intern, Account Executive, Risk Analyst, Sales Associate, Financial Consultant, etc.
Financial Services, Public Accounting, IT Management, Sales, Marketing Research
Problem Solving, Customer Service, Analytical Skills, Communication, Marketing Research, Data Analysis, etc.
McKesson, Aflac, Deloitte, KPMG, Hanover, Macy's, BB&T, etc.
or
- Transfer institutions?
*Make sure you include graduation date!
Need help with formatting? Try Optimal Resume!
uga.optimalresume.com
Start building your resume now...BEFORE you need it!

When sending to employers, convert to PDF format.

Utilize the Career Center if you need help!
...but there is hope!
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