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Resume Righting

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by Career Services on 14 January 2015

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Transcript of Resume Righting

Career Services
University Campus Office: LIB 100
and at Jacket Student Central

Phone: 657.2168
Email: careers@msubillings.edu

www.msubillings.edu/careers
“Righting” Your Résumé
1. Objective
What is this résumé meant to do?

2. Education & Experience
College education
Relevant courses
Languages
Certifications & relevant awards
Volunteer experience

3. References
Résumés have 3 parts:
1. Objective Statement

Focuses résumé content

Enables employer to match you with your targeted job

Is action-oriented
Sample Objective Statements:
To secure a position as a process plant intern

Seeking teaching position in Elementary and/or Special Ed

To obtain a full-time auditing position with a “Big 4” accounting firm
Start each job duty with an action verb
Feel free to use these examples:
Ask
their permission first

Provide
references with copy of your résumé

Tell
them what job(s) you're applying for
Common Résumé Mistakes:
Spelling
errors or poor
grammar

Dates
not included or inaccurate

Contact info
missing or inaccurate

Unprofessional email address
, example: beerguzzler@hotmail.com

Poor
formatting
, boxes, unnecessary design

Failure to describe
accomplishments
acted
balanced
communicated
designed
eliminated
formulated
generated
helped
improved
judged
kept
led
mediated
negotiated
operated
prepared
promoted
questioned
reduced
sold
taught
trained
updated
viewed
wrote
x-rayed
yielded
examples
Sample résumé formats
examples
How to Format Your References
Example:
Name
Title
Company
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Phone
Neville Longbottom
Herbology Professor
Hogwarts
2543 Grindylow Lane
Hogsmeade, ST 67524
(555) 555-5555
Parts of a Résumé:
Parts of a Résumé:
2. Education and Experience
Include your:
College education
Leave off your high school info; it just takes up space
Relevant courses
This shows that you're qualified to work in your field
Languages
Only if you're fluent, though
Certifications
Include dates and certifying agencies
Format work experiences like this:
Job Title Dates of Employment
Company
, Company Location
Action verbed X resulting in Y
Action verbed to reduce company waste
Action verbed clients, increasing their satisfaction by 100%
Sample Work Experience:
It will look something like this:
Auror May 1996-Present
Ministry of Magic
, London, England
Protected wizards worldwide by defeating Voldemort
Trained colleagues to use computers, Microsoft Office
Increased office morale by implementing a company-wide intramural Quidditch league
don't forget this
Parts of a Résumé:
3. References
make it look like this
one last thing
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