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Athletes - Resumes That Get You The Interview

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Resumes That Get You The Interview
Resources
Drop-In Hours

Career Advisor Appointments

Hire-A-Niner Resume Creator

Handouts/Material Resources
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
Materials
The Importance of a Quality Resume
Resumes often provide a first
impression to employers

Your resume is your personalized marketing tool!
Get your
resume noticed!
Resumes can lead to interviews!
Format
Highlight
Be Concise
Proofread
Consistency
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
all content.

Parts of a Resume
Education
Institution, Degree, Major, Graduation Date
Relevant Coursework if necessary
GPA if above a 3.0
Contact Info
Name
Address
Phone Number
Email
Relevant Experience
Athletic Experience
Other Resume
Sections
How To Get Experience?
Internships
Volunteer Work
On and off campus employment
Sports activities
Student Organizations
Community Service
Put most relevant experience first!
Use Power Words/Action Verbs
Can use paid/unpaid experience
Power Words & Action Verbs
Facilitated
Dedicated
Balanced
Constructed
Maintained
Advocated
Implemented
Demonstrated
Collaborated

Marketed
Integrated
Processed
Produced
Managed
Encouraged
Use a professional email address with your name!
The Basics:
The University Career Center can help you get your
resume in quality shape!

Career Center:
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
Drop-In Hours
11:00am-1:00pm, ATAC A128
Office Hours in Athletics:
September 18th, 25th
October 16th, 30th
November 6th, 20th
December 4th

Get a one-on-one Resume Critique!
Contact Us
Follow-Us
Like US!
Hire-A-Niner
Appointments
Transferable Skills
• You have mental toughness and are able to handle let-down and defeat.
https://www.wetfeet.com/articles/how-to-play-up-sports-on-your-resume
• 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
https://www.wetfeet.com/articles/how-to-play-up-sports-on-your-resume
Contact US!
Want to visit us? We are located in 150 Atkins Bldg. - Next to the Library

Want to give us a call? 704-687-0795
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Instagram
Facebook
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.
Simple Bullet
Point Formula:
Skill + What you did + Results/Outcome
(action verb) (or who/when) (how or why)



WHAT NOT TO DO:
Interests

References available upon request

High School Information*
* Unless 1st/2nd year student
Formatting 101:

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
Coursework
Certifications/Licenses
Honors & Awards
Study Abroad
Military Experience
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@uncc_career
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
Purpose
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
Left-justified format
Your name/contact info (use same header on your resume)
Date
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
Be confident!
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?
*Specify position
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
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