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Transcript of Resume Tips
get the job or internship
How do I get
Graduate Schools to notice me?
Steps to a resume
Research the company and position
1. Contact Information
2. Professional Summary
3. Educational Background
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
- Previous sales or customer service experience
Creative and Innovative
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
what skills did you use?
How was it successful?
Keep it OCC - Organized, Clean, Consistent
Focus on your accomplishments using numbers and percentages
Tailor your resume to the job/internship posting
Steps to a Cover Letter
Outline your qualifications
Summarize & request next step
Spend an average of 6-30 seconds scanning your resume!
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
Committment to customer
Can you find any of these words in Ira's cover letter?
It's time to play...
Can you spot 6 pieces on Ira's resume that should not be included?
U of A CDC
University of Arkansas Career Development Center (CDC)
Speaking a foreign language
Proficiency in computer programming/software
3 years of customer service experience
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.
Motivated team player
Strong communication skills
Good with children
Reliable, responsible, committed
Honors and Awards
Schedule a Resume Review appointment
with a career counselor
Career Development Center
Stop by the CDC on Resume Review Walk-in Wednesdays
Fall & Spring Semesters
9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00