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Resume & Cover Letter

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Transcript of Resume & Cover Letter

How to make your

stand out!
RESUME & COVER LETTER
TODAY'S
PRESENTATION
Functions of a Resume

1st Steps in Building a Resume

Traditional Resume Format

Tailoring Your Resume
GOAL = GET THE INTERVIEW

123 S. Johnson Street #4
Iowa City, IA 52240
herk-hawk@uiowa.edu
Herky D. Hawkeye
Education May 2013
B.A. Leisure Studies - Recreation and Sports Business Track
What else will you do
to fill up this space?

Experience = Skills
More Experience = More Skills = More Marketable!
You Skills
What Employers Want
+ =
SKILLS
"I don't even have any good skills...you know, like nunchuck skills, computer hacking skills...girls only want boyfriends who have great skill."
- Napoleon Dynamite
RESUME
Contact Information
> Name

> Address

> Phone Number - professional msg

> E-mail - uiowa.edu
Jack Smith
123 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319)331-52242
jack-smith@uiowa.edu
To obtain a summer 2013 internship
with Camp Courageous of Iowa
that utilizes my skills in planning
recreational activities
To obtain a paid internship
where I can gain experience
and network with professionals
BAD
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA May 2013
Bachelor of Science, Leisure Studies
Track: Recreation and Sports Business
Minor: Spanish
GPA: 3.2/4.0




B.S., Leisure Studies (Recreation and Sports Business track) Dec. 2014
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

A.A., Liberal Studies May 2012
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Contact Information

Objective

Education


Experience


Activities


Volunteer


Skills/Honors/Awards
The heart of the
RESUME
You can have multiple
EXPERIENCE sections!
Work
Internship
Leadership
Volunteer
Research
Observation
Related
Relevant
Professional
Class Project
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Experience
All experiences involve some type of
TRANSFERABLE
SKILL(S)
All experiences involve some type of
Position Title
Organization Name
Location
Date
Bullet Points
(City, State)
(Month Year)
Experience Categories
*Tip: Place most recent experience on top
Who
What
When
Where
Why

(and How)
Bullet Points
POWER VERBS
VERBS!
pg. 16/17
Original
Kept Inventory




Provided quality customer service




Attended meetings
Revised
Kept daily inventory of
over 1,000 classification of
medical supplies


Provided quality customer
service by addressing questions
and acting quickly to
solve problems


Learned about the advertising
industry and met with
professionals through attending
weekly meetings
e.g.
SKILLS
TAILOR YOUR RESUME
WHAT NOT TO DO
> Interests

> References available upon request

> High School Information*
*unless 1st-year student
FORMATTING
ELECTRONIC
RESUMES

Delete:
> Lines, italics, tabs, parentheses
> Bolded words
> Automatic bullets

Does your resume "travel" well?
> Submit as PDF
RESUMES
Bringing it all together
> One page, 10 pt font, 0.5 margins

> PERFECT in spelling & grammar

> Consistent layout & format

> Dates on RIGHT side

> Use power verbs

> Print paper copies on resume paper

> Visit the Career Center for a review!
COVER LETTERS
PURPOSE
> Provide written voice to your application materials

> Express your enthusiasm & interest

> Expand upon the experiences & skills listed in your resume

> Entice the employer to read your resume and get the interview!
NUTS & BOLTS
> One page

> Use standard business letter (block) format

> Print on resume paper

> Proofread, proofread, proofread
pg 42-46
Heading


Opening Paragraph





Body Paragraph(s)




Closing Paragraph
> Primarily for internships

> Be specific - include time frame and position

> Indicate what (skills) you can offer, NOT what they can offer you
Objectives!
Who needs 'em?
GOOD
Education
> Name & Location of institution

> Degree(s) obtained

> Major/Minor/Certificate

> Graduation Month & Year

> Cum GPA or Major GPA
(if above a 3.0)
(Only list institution(s) where you received a degree)
Optional Education Highlights
Educational Honors (pg. 19)



Study Abroad (pg. 20)
Course Highlights (pg. 19)



Class Project (pg. 18)
Dean's List
University Scholarships




List name, location & emphasis of study
Skill + What You Did + Results/Outcome
Simple Formula:
(verb) (or who/when) (how or why)
3-6 related course titles





Brief description
Related to area of potential employment
Other "Educational" Headings
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> Name & contact information
*use same header that's on your resume
> Date
> Recipient's Information
*Name, title, company & address
> Salutation
* If unable to locate specific contact person:
Dear Members of the Search Committee
Dear Human Resources Director
> WHY are you writing?
*specify position
> HOW did you learn of the position?
> Why are you interested?
> Match desired skills and experiences listed in the job/position description
*Use key words
> Expand upon your resume
* What skills did you gain?
* What knowledge did you learn?
* How does this relate to what the position is calling for?
> Be confident!
> Summarize your qualifications
> Express interest in an interview/meeting
> Thank the employer for their time & attention
Key Questions
> Did you emphasize your
related experiences & skills?

> Have you sold yourself on paper?

> If roles were reversed, would you consider your resume to be a strong applicant
30
seconds
Peer Advisor Resume Review:
> Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm
> Pomerantz Center, 3rd Floor
www.careers.uiowa.edu
319-335-1023
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