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Transcript of Resume Building
Why do you need your resume?
Should be 1 page
Bullet points!! Not paragraphs
Stay consistent (punctuation, font, headings)
Begin each bullet with an action verb
Match action verb to skill being portrayed
Include the result of the action and quantify when possible
Example: Increased worker productivity by 15% through implementation of new training program.
Should go in reverse chronological order
School, City, State
Full degree title and date of completion
High School education can be included if relevant, but should not be included after 1 year of college.
Study abroad and certifications can be included here
Reverse chronological order-more relevant experiences can be laid out in different sections (i,e. Prof vs. leadership)
Organization, location, dates & position
Include: Internships, jobs, volunteer work, research, leadership positions: both HS* and College
Do not list duties, employers want skills & results
Begin each bullet with action verb
Task, action, result
Top Things to Avoid
Spelling and grammatical errors
Personal information not related to the job(e.g. Hobbies)
Lear Corporation Career Services
21 Eppley Center
Extra Content to Include
Activities: Organizations, sports, clubs
Skills: computer, technical, & language
*Must be different from what others can
do (Ex. NO Microsoft Suite)
*Must be something you can demonstrate in
Walk-In Advising Hours
Monday & Tuesday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00pm-4:00pm
What is the initial amount of time a recruiter takes to review your resume?
- 15-20 seconds minimum
- 45 seconds maximum
A resume can get you an interview, which is one step closer to getting a job!
It is a marketing tool that represents your professional and academic background
A neat, well-organized, error free resume reflects who you are
- Your name
- Present & permanent address
- Email address
- Phone number
Should go on top of your page!
1234 M.A.C. Ave, East Lansing,MI,48823
1234 Maple Wood Dr, Chicago,IL, 60290
Michigan State University
, East Lansing, MI May, 2019
Bachelor of Arts, Accounting
East Lansing High School
, East Lansing, MI June, 2015
High School Diploma
Sophomore & Up
Michigan State University
, East Lansing, MI May, 2018
The Broad College of Business
Bachelor of Arts, Supply Chain Management
Major GPA: 4.0 Cumulative GPA: 3.7
Dean's List: 4 semester
Example of Experience
, St. Joseph, MI May 2015 - Aug 2015
Supply Chain Intern
Developed a commodity strategy that increased efficiency of the purchasing plan from suppliers by 10% by proactively solving potential problems
Executed a regional $100,000 materials budget for North America to track materials that must be purchased within specific time periods to fulfill material requirements
Managed strategic relationships with 3 key suppliers to ensure a collaborative relationship and maximize the interactions
General Motors May 2015 - Aug 2015
Developed a strategy to help purchasing department
- Executed a materials budget for North America to track materials
- Contacted suppliers
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