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                  Portfolio
• Leather, zippered, 3-ring binder
  – Plastic sleeves
• Includes resume, samples of work,
  newspaper articles, diploma copies, letters
  of recommendation, etc.
• A MUST for job interviews!
            Portfolio “Parts”
• Statement of originality & confidentiality
  – Declares work as yours. If any group projects,
    name others.

• Career goals (Don’t put on resume)
  – Professional organizations, personal goals

• Skill areas
  – Detailed overview of experience & skills
           Portfolio “Parts”
• Examples of work
• Copies of certificates, diplomas, awards,
  transcripts
• Professional memberships, community
  service awards
• Newspaper articles, etc.
• Resume
• Reference letters
     Resume Writing

      North Greenville College
             INTD 4300
(Based on Dr. Toney Parks workshop)
               Resume
• Highlights education, work experience,
  skills, honors, etc.
• Used to obtain employment, entrance to
  graduate schools, etc.
• Showcases one’s assets & sets one apart
  from the rest!
              To Begin…..
• List all education, jobs, volunteer work,
  etc.
• List dates for all these areas
• Organize beginning with most current
• May go back up to 10 years or so.
              Resumes
• Many varieties – Chronological resume
• No right or wrong way
• Many samples on the Internet
• Word – Many templates (Contemporary
  resume)
• “This is a brochure about you.”
                   Resume
•   Heading
•   Objective (optional)
•   Education
•   Experience
•   Honors\Awards\Activities
•   Special Sections – Skills, publications, etc.
                   Heading
• Name
  – Use Middle Initial
  – Large Font, Bold (Italicize optional)
• Home address & phone
  – Use . Instead of -
  – Work address & phone (optional)
• Email address
  – Professional email
  – Check regularly
                   Objective
•   Strictly optional
•   Tailor to position pursued
•   Do not use “entry level”
•   May take information from job description
    – “Obtain position as Marketing Executive in
      which I can best utilize my education,
      communication skills and experience.”
                    Education
•   Degree(s) – Do not list high school
•   Date of graduation
•   Institution, Location
•   Minor, Concentration Area, etc.
•   GPA (only if 3.0 or higher)
•   Honors – Cum laude, etc.
    – Bachelor of Science in Biology     May 2005
    – North Greenville College    Tigerville, SC
    – Minor: Business             GPA: 3.76/4.0
                  Experience
• Work experience, internships, volunteering, etc.
  are all possibilities
• Include: Position, company, dates, location
• Give a brief description of everything the job
  entailed. (Bullet information) (Past vs. present
  tense)
  –   Internship, GHS, Radiology January 2001-Present
  –   Develop x-rays                   Greenville, SC
  –   Assist patients in x-ray room
  –   Organize charts
       Honors\Awards\Activities
•   Professional organizations
•   Scholarships
•   Volunteering
•   Clubs
•   Fraternities, etc.
    – Dates
    – Leadership positions
          Additional Sections
•   Computer Skills
•   Additional Coursework
•   Fundraising
•   Research Experience
•   Personal – hobbies – crossword puzzles
•   Must relate to job
                Resumes
• Keep only relevant information
• Keep short & concise – tailor to job –
  change font(?)
• Avoid using personal information (religious
  and political affiliations, etc.)
• Keep track of new information & update
  often
• Should reflect current abilities
                 References
• References available upon request.
• Keep separate list of references. Take to
   interview.
• Make sure willing to serve as references.
   Make sure these are positive references!
   Wide variety of individuals – 2 personal & 2
   business
If have to mail in letter, give a stamped envelope.
Thank you to reference person!
       Spell Check!!!!!!!
This is a reflection on you!!!!!
Use thick, appropriately colored resume
                 paper
         (Office supply stores)
white/cream/gray – linen/cotton – 24 lb.
                 weight
        Line up the watermark!
         Once Have Job….
• Continue to keep track of achievements.
• Update resume often.
• Keep copies of memos, projects, etc. for
  portfolio

				
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