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Resume Writing for Life & Physical science Majors

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Monica Ballon-Kalinowski

on 6 June 2014

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Transcript of Resume Writing for Life & Physical science Majors

Skills
Objective
Short and sweet
Specific to position

Specific to skills you
want to put to work
Experience
Education
Reference Page
Resources
Tue 5/6 2-3PM Finding work in the 21st Century
Mon 5/12 4-5PM Resume writing @ Career
Tue 5/13 4-5PM Careers in Beer @ Career
Wed 5/21 4-5PM Interview Skills @ Career
Résumé Writing: sCIENCE MAJOR EDITION
Chronological
Functional
Takeaways
Targeted resume
Keep it relevant
Class classes/projects
Labs/field experience
Extra set of eyes
Use resources
General Tips
Writing
Resume language
Aesthetics




Chronological
Organized by TIME
Functional
Organized by FUNCTION or SKILL you have used in previous jobs/experiences
Relevant Experience
Most relevant experience moved to the top of the section

Career Services website
Gaucholink
Career Resource Room (CRR)
Drop-in hours 11am-4pm
Appointments
Career Manual


Tips!

Master résumé
1 page
Targeted & Relevant
Lab/Field/Research exp
Reference page
Basics
Relevant Experience
Name
Address
Email and phone
Contact Info
""Letterhead" style
Know what
you're applying for!
Upcoming Events
Career Services Provides
Career Counseling
Career Assessments
Workshops
On-Campus interviews
Resume/Cover Letter Critique
Mock Interviews
Career Resource Room
Online Career resources
Career Fairs
Gaucholink (on-line job board)
Parts of a Resume
?
Questions?
Cover Letter
OR
Institution, degree, major, grad date
GPA above 3.0
Relevant coursework
How to Get Experience??
Class projects/labs
On/off-campus research
Internships
Volunteer positions
Paid positions
Campus orgs/clubs
Personal projects

Special skills
Summary of skills
Summary of qualifications
Relevant skills
No more than 3/4 of a page
Specific to the position
Don't just restate the resume
Letterhead
Employer contact info
Date
Why writing?
What you can do for them
What you want to happen
Closing
Use specific examples from experiences
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