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Athletes - Resumes That Get You The Interview
Transcript of Athletes - Resumes That Get You The Interview
Career Advisor Appointments
Hire-A-Niner Resume Creator
The DOs and DON'Ts
DO....have your resume critiqued
Do ....limit your resume to 1 page (there are a few exceptions)
Do ....tailor your resume for each job you apply for
The Importance of a Quality Resume
Resumes often provide a first
impression to employers
Your resume is your personalized marketing tool!
Resumes can lead to interviews!
How long will an employer typically spend reviewing your resume?
a. 45-60 seconds
b. 1-2 minutes
c. 10-20 seconds
d. As much time as needed to read
Parts of a Resume
Institution, Degree, Major, Graduation Date
Relevant Coursework if necessary
GPA if above a 3.0
How To Get Experience?
On and off campus employment
Put most relevant experience first!
Use Power Words/Action Verbs
Can use paid/unpaid experience
Power Words & Action Verbs
Use a professional email address with your name!
The University Career Center can help you get your
resume in quality shape!
Drop-in Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm Monday - Thursday
DON'T ....use personal pronouns or complete sentences
DON'T ....mention personal data or include a photo of yourself
DON'T ....provide false/embellished information
Selling Your Athletic Experience
Extended evening Drop-in Hours: 5:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday
11:00am-1:00pm, ATAC A128
Office Hours in Athletics:
September 18th, 25th
October 16th, 30th
November 6th, 20th
Get a one-on-one Resume Critique!
• You have mental toughness and are able to handle let-down and defeat.
• You’re accountable for yourself and your goals, but you also are familiar with working in a team dynamic.
• You can balance academics and sports, and you’re used to managing your time.
• You have a strong work ethic and are dedicated to your goals.
• You have good mentoring and leadership skills, especially as a captain.
• You’re proficient with team dynamics and dealing with different personality types.
The Resume Creator is a great tool to begin building your resume!
Selling your Athletic Experience ConT'D
Want to visit us? We are located in 150 Atkins Bldg. - Next to the Library
Want to give us a call? 704-687-0795
C. 10-20 seconds
And the answer is...
Tion Young, Business
Megan Corkery, Engineering
Sharon Thorpe, Health & Life sciences
Anna Salas, Liberal Arts
Brooke Brown, Education
Jim Novak, Computing & Informatics
Did you know you have a Career Advisor that is based on your major? Make an appointment with them to discuss any career/major related questions you may have.
If you do use an objective, cater it to the position/employer.
Indicate what (skills) you can offer, NOT what they can offer you.
Skill + What you did + Results/Outcome
(action verb) (or who/when) (how or why)
WHAT NOT TO DO:
References available upon request
High School Information*
* Unless 1st/2nd year student
3-5 bullet points per position/experience
Reverse chronological order - Most recent first
Consistency is important!
One page, 10-12pt font, 0.5 margins
Professional college student with leadership, customer service, and sales experience seeking a retail marketing internship for Summer 2014.
To obtain a paid internship where I can gain experience in marketing.
Other Resume Sections Cont'd
Objective - Optional!
Skills - Language, Technical
Honors & Awards
University Career Center @ UNC Charlotte
Include the sport, years played, accomplishments, time devoted to training and any awards received
Utilize action words that describe the skills obtained from participating (i.e. leadership, teamwork, time management, commitment, etc.)
Athletic scholarship info can be listed as an accomplishment
To inform prospective employer on what you do, why you are interested and why you are qualified
Convey your enthusiasm and interest for a specific role/company
Expand upon the skills and experience listed on your resume
Your name/contact info (use same header on your resume)
Employer contact info - research or call for this information
No more than two paragraphs
Provide at least 2-3 relevant qualifications you can discuss in detail
Emphasize needs of employer, not your own
Summarize your qualifications
Express interest in an interview/meeting
If including attachments or other documents, indicate as such after your signature
The Nuts & Bolts:
WHY are you writing?
HOW did you learn of the position?
WHY are you interested?
The Nuts & Bolts:
What skills did you obtain?
What did you learn?
How will this relate to the needs of the employer and position?
The Nuts & Bolts:
Always thank the employer for their consideration
Include your contact info