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Resume Tips

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KayLee Simmons

on 22 September 2016

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Transcript of Resume Tips

How can I
get the job or internship
I want?

How do I get
Graduate Schools to notice me?
Steps to a resume
Research the company and position
1.
Resume
Tips

2.
Professional email
Mailing address
(Optional)
1. Contact Information
2. Professional Summary
3. Educational Background
4. Experience
4.
Highlight your degree, not just your major.
Think...Internships, Research, Volunteer experiences, Leadership in campus organizations, Part-time or summer jobs, Class projects etc.


Individuals who are:
- Creative and innovative
- Problem solvers and quick decision makers
- Team players with strong interpersonal skills
- Committed to building customer loyalty
- Detail-oriented

Work Experience:
- Previous sales or customer service experience



Creative and Innovative
Detail-oriented
American Red Cross- Fayetteville, Arkansas
Intern January 2014-May 2014

Improved 500 donors’ experiences by creating a walk-in Excel database that decreased wait time by 30%
Enhanced organization’s visibility by partnering with local organizations to gain 50 new quarterly blood donors

Who/What benefitted?
what skills did you use?
How was it successful?
Keep it OCC - Organized, Clean, Consistent
Focus on your accomplishments using numbers and percentages
stand-out
Research
Qualifications Wanted
Customer Loyalty
Problem-Solver
Team-Player
3.
Tailor your resume to the job/internship posting
Steps to a Cover Letter
stand-out
1.
2.
Introduce yourself
3.
Outline your qualifications
Summarize & request next step



Spend an average of 6-30 seconds scanning your resume!

Hiring Managers...
Sloppy, difficult to read resumes will likely be tossed into the rejection pile.
Keywords from the job description include:
- Creative and innovative
- Problem solvers
- Team players with strong
interpersonal skills
-
Committment to customer
loyalty
- Detail-oriented
Can you find any of these words in Ira's cover letter?
It's time to play...
CDC Edition
Can you spot 6 pieces on Ira's resume that should not be included?
us

us
www.facebook.com/UACareer

U of A CDC
@UARK_CDC

Customer Loyalty
Unprofessional
Passé
Unnecessary
LinkedIn URL

University of Arkansas Career Development Center (CDC)

Phone
Examples:
Speaking a foreign language
Typing speed
A certificate
Proficiency in computer programming/software
3 years of customer service experience
Operating machinery
Public speaking experience (not to be confused with communication skills)


Hard Skills - Specific, teachable abilities that are based in fact.
Soft Skills - Subjective and based on opinion. They are often associated with personal attributes and character.
Examples:
Motivated team player
Strong communication skills
Time management
Organizational skills
Good with children
Reliable, responsible, committed
Hard-Worker
Detail-Oriented
Dependable


Achievements
Activities
Additional Skills
Affiliations/Organizations
Certifications/Credentials
Community Service
Computer Skills
Work Experience
Honors and Awards
Internship Experience
Languages


Leadership
Presentations
Publications
Related Courses
Research Experience
Scholarships
Study Abroad
Travel Abroad
Volunteer Activities
Workshops/Conferences
Additional Headings
Schedule a Resume Review appointment
with a career counselor
Career Development Center
ARKU 607
Phone 479.575.2805
Stop by the CDC on Resume Review Walk-in Wednesdays
Fall & Spring Semesters
9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00

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