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Resume & Cover Letter
Transcript of Resume & Cover Letter
RESUME & COVER LETTER
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
McAllen, TX 78501
Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology
What else will you do
to fill up this space?
Experience = Skills
More Experience = More Skills = More Marketable!
What Employers Want
> Phone Number - professional msg
> E-mail - professional email
123 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA 52242
•Talented educational leader with teaching and administrative experience dealing with students, faculty, and staff at all levels. Served students with diverse backgrounds and abilities as teacher and mentor. Possess special expertise and experience in music education. Experienced working in public, religious, and correctional settings.
To obtain a paid internship
where I can gain experience
and network with professionals
South Texas College, McAllen, TX May 2015
Associates of Applied Science in Health Information Technology
Medical Information Specialist
The heart of the
You can have multiple
All experiences involve some type of
All experiences involve some type of
*Tip: Place most recent experience on top
Provided quality customer service
Kept daily inventory of
over 1,000 classification of
Provided quality customer
service by addressing questions
and acting quickly to
Learned about the advertising
industry and met with
professionals through attending
TAILOR YOUR RESUME
WHAT NOT TO DO
> References available upon request
> High School Information*
*unless 1st-year student
> Lines, italics, tabs, parentheses
> Bolded words
> Automatic bullets
Does your resume "travel" well?
> Submit as PDF
Bringing it all together
> One page, 10-11 pt font, 1.0 margins
Times, Optima, Helvetica, Courier, and Arial
> PERFECT in spelling & grammar
> Consistent layout & format
> Dates on RIGHT side
> Use power verbs
> Print paper copies on resume paper
> Visit the Career & Employer Services!
> 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
> A successful resume today replaces the "this is what I want" objective statement with a "this is the value that I offer" branding statement.
> Your branding statement should be very brief. It's not your job title, nor is it a list of your skills. It should provide a description of you, your attributes, the value that you provide to your employer, and things that differentiate you from your competition.
> Name & Location of institution
> Degree(s) obtained
> Graduation Month & Year
(if above a 3.0)
(Only list institution(s) where you received a degree)
Optional Education Highlights
List name, location & emphasis of study
Skill + What You Did + Results/Outcome
(verb) (or who/when) (how or why)
3-6 related course titles
Related to area of potential employment
Other "Educational" Headings
> Name & contact information
*use same header that's on your resume
> Recipient's Information
*Name, title, company & address
* If unable to locate specific contact person:
Dear Members of the Search Committee
Dear Human Resources Director
> WHY are you writing?
> 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
> 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
South Texas College, McAllen, TX
Meet the Staff
The Office of Career & Employer Services
South Texas College
Career & Employer Services
Book Store Clerk
South Texas College Book Store
Aug. 2014-May 2015
Assisted 100 students per day by locating textbooks and handling transactions
Prioritized restocking orders according to customer demands
Reconciled cash registers totaling an average of $4,000 nightly
As my resume indicates, I am currently the Advertising Manager for
The Daily Iowan
), the University of Iowa's student newspaper. In my position, I manage the accounts of more than 200 businesses. Through my working with a variety of companies in the Iowa City area, I understand the importance of cultivating customer relationships through personal contacts, and I am devoted to providing clients the best experience possible. I also have experience with creating promotions to generate revenue. For example, I developed a "Buy Two Ads, Get One Free"promotion that I presented to local businessess to encourage them to advertise in special editions of the
that were distributed during summer orientation programs. This promotion increased summer ad sales by 35%. Through this position, I have learned to be organized, effiecient and accountable.