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Copy of SOWK 287 Resume Presentation

Updated for Fall 2012
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Social Work Resumes

Cassidy Lawson
Career & Academic Advisor
Health and Behavioral Studies Liaison
lawsoncj@jmu.edu
540.568.6555
SSC 3210

CAP
In
Thru
Out
Grad
School
Job Search
On Campus Recruiting
First year
advising
Change
major
Course
Registration
What's CAP?
Experience
Experience
Descriptive phrases
Begin with an action verb (verb tense)
Quantify where possible
Include outcomes where possible
Include information about the type of population you worked with/type of work your organization did
Additional information
Other headings:
Work/Employment (Show dedication)
Professional Involvement
Special Activities/Awards
Volunteer Experience
Skills (language, computer)
Licensure/Certification
Content
Format

Stick to one page
Triple check for spelling and grammatical errors
Be consistent with headings, fonts, and margins
Fonts: no smaller than 10 points
Margins: no less than .5 inches
If printing, use resume quality paper
If submitting electronically, send as a pdf file
Be honest!!
Other good things to keep in mind:
Talk to faculty/supervisors about your resume!

Don't forget your community service hours!
Target your resume!!!!
Resumes
Formatting:
Title (Intern, 10 hrs)
Organization (Big Brothers/Big Sisters)
Dates (Jan 2014-May 2014)
Location (Harrisonburg, VA)
Suggestions:
Final thoughts...
Always have another set of eyes check for spelling/grammatical errors
Everyone is going to give you a different opinion (and that's okay!)
Your resume is designed to highlight YOU!
Targetting your resume
Education
University
Location
Graduation Date
Degree
Questions?
Cassidy Lawson
@jmuHHSliaison
lawsoncj@jmu.edu
jmu.edu/cap
Recruit-A-Duke
https://jmu-csm.symplicity.com/students/
Contact information
Name
Email address
Phone number
Address (local, permanent or both)
Sample descriptive phrases:
Completed clients’ intake interviews, quarter reviews and client-service plans.
Participated in agency meetings weekly, as well as in meetings with other service agencies and schools in the area.
Mentored a 8 year old girl, spending concentrated time on her math and reading skills.
What experience should I include?
Focus on related experience (volunteer work) or experience with transferable skills (work in your extracurriculars)
Experience from high school is OK until the end of your sophomore/beginning of your junior year
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