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Resume Writing Workshop

Career Services
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Allie Buttery

on 28 January 2013

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Transcript of Resume Writing Workshop

Include a Cover Letter The Education Section Summary of Qualifications Three to five bullet points:

1. Work Experience 2. Special Training 3. Project Work 4. Show Soft Skills Objective The Resume's Purpose Summarizes your relevant abilities, skills, education, and accomplishments

Makes an employer think you are the best person to meet the needs of his or her company

Passes the 15-second test

Earns you an interview! Don’t include the phrase “References Available on Request”

List two professional, two academic, and one personal reference

Ask permission from your references before including them Separate References Page A typo will put your resume in the “no” pile

Complete online applications with care – prepare answers in advance on a word document, such as employment dates,

Have your resume proofed by three different people Honors & Activities Sold 110 Event Radios at the two day Mount Comfort Air Show (Indianapolis)

Manage daily activities of 50 grade school students

Saved the company $17,000 by finding and investigating an invoicing error

Fundraising Chairman: Organized more than 15 Sponsors and 150 participants to achieve $2,000 fundraising goal Quantify Accomplishments
Make your name stand out: 12-14 point bolded font
Include complete address, phone number and professional e-mail
Use the letterhead on all pages of the resume (one page is best!), the reference sheet, and the cover letter Create a Personal Letterhead Use Appropriate Headings Welcome

Resume Writing Tips

Cover Letters

Wrap Up

Individual Q&A Today’s Agenda ✓ Study the job description – use key words

Research the company/industry

Always address the letter to a specific person

Customize content

Don’t restate exactly what is in your résumé

Keep it to one page

✓ THERE CAN BE NO ERRORS
✓ Use standard business letter format
✓ Use the same header/paper
✓ Sign your cover letter Cover Letter Checklist See four example resumes

Review resumes

Rank order from most effective to least effective

Be prepared to discuss how you came to your conclusions Today’s Activity Skills Section Destination Success!
Resume Writing Workshop Career Services, Shambaugh Hall, 3rd Floor www.trinecareers.org

Linda Bateman, Director
Terry Johnson, Associate Director
Paul Viglianti, Employer Outreach Coordinator Choose Me! Objective

Summary

Education

Relevant Coursework

Professional Experience Computer, Language or other special skills Honors & Activities Customized Succinct Meaningful Example #1 An internship with the Transportation Safety Administration, utilizing my previous experience in security and investigation. Detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal, statistical, and computer skills seeking an accounting internship. Example #2 Example #3 Seeking a project management position with leadership responsibilities including problem solving, planning, organizing and managing budgets. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
Experience with Peachtree Accounting, Microsoft Project Manager
Programming experience in C++, Visual Basic
ProE, MathLAB, Unigraphics What do I
have to offer? What skills set
me apart from
the competition? Civil Engineering Resume Check for Spelling and Grammatical Errors
First Paragraph:
State why you are writing
If possible, include the name of a mutual contact
Reflect your strong interest in the organization (research based)

Middle Paragraphs:
Highlight your strongest qualifications that match position requirements (top 3)
Give an example or two of a related experience or accomplishment
Describe why you are a good fit for the company/position

Final Paragraph:
Refer to your enclosed resume
State how you will follow up: Request an interview and state when you will call
Express appreciation for the reader’s time and consideration

References:
Creating Your Cover Letter (www.myfture.com/toolbox/coverletter_all.html)
JC: The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters (pp.32-38) Professional Experience Underclassmen Resume Upperclassman Resume Thank you for attending the
Resume Writing Workshop! Please take a moment to complete our survey about this event: Use this link for the 4:00 Workshop Use this link for the 7:00 Workshop https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/resumeww7 Upcoming Events Job Fair Workshop - January 24th
4:00 & 7:00 Career Fair - January 31st
10:00 - 2:00 in the University Center Business Formal Attire Required Any Questions? Special Thanks to Allie Buttery & Nick Odom Track record of superior performance through above-quota results
Proven leadership skills with experience leading teams and coaching athletes
Youngest manager ever to be employed by Lori’s Coffee
Excellent communication skills with experience as a receptionist and cashier
Strong work ethic with perfect attendance and a drive to succeed Format Use a combined chronological and functional resume

List education, employment, and activities in reverse chronological order

Emphasize skills & accomplishments https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/resumeww4
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