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2018 Resume and Cover Letter Presentation

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Transcript of 2018 Resume and Cover Letter Presentation

Resume and Cover Letter

Job Posting
Resume Breakdown
STAR TECHNIQUE
This technique helps emphasize skills
STAR
Skill + Task + Result

Example Without:
Floor Worker Sept. 2012 - Present
Canadian Tire, Whitby ON
- Inventory replenishment


Example With:
Floor Worker Sept. 2012 - Present
Canadian Tire, Whitby ON
- Strong organizational skills used to replenish inventory and ensure proper levels are displayed to customers
SKILL:

Organizational skills
TASK:
Stocking shelves/inventory replenishment
RESULT:

Proper levels of inventory displayed to
customers to increase sales of products

Be sure to use a describing word such as (strong/excellent/efficient) when forming bullets to help showcase level of skill

We achieve relevancy through skills!
SKILL
Action Verbs
- Managed
- Designed
- Developed
- Communicated
- Collaborated
- Trained

- Researched
- Maintained
- Explained
- Solved
- Planned
-Supervised

TASK
The task/action you performed to develop or gain the skill

RESULT
The result or the accomplishment
About the Company

TARGET!
- Company
- Position
- Full name of degree
- Relevant courses*
- GPA*
- Keep it relevant
- 5-7 key points
- Job Posting
*optional
Cover Letter Breakdown
Paragraph 4:
- Thank you
- Follow-up
Paragraph 3:
- Soft Skills
- Connect to the company

Paragraph 2:
- Relevant Hard Skills
- Resume and Cover Letter Overlap
Paragraph 1:
- Position
- Company
- Why Suitable


Templates, Colour, or other Trends
Agenda
- Job description breakdown
- Resume breakdown
- Cover letter breakdown
Thank you for your time and attention!

Remember to Stay in Touch!


Twitter: @UOITCareerCntr

LinkedIn: UOIT Career Centre

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Section 1:
General
company
overview
Section 3:
Qualifications
Section 2:
General
job overview
Section 4:
Additional
information

Highlights of Qualifications
Qualifications
General Job Overview
ATS vs Email Application
Activity
Activity
Get into groups and use one person's job/volunteer/project experience to formulate an impact statement as a group
Experience Section of the Resume
Three types:
Project
Work
Volunteer

TIP:
It is important to match your experience to Section 2 of the job description which is the skills needed to do the job.
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