Resume as a Self-Marketing Tool by jau80560

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									              RESUMES

        “Getting a foot in the door”




Resume as a Self-Marketing Tool
• “sells” your skills, knowledge,
  experience
• speaks to the employers’ needs
• effective resume will get you to the next
  step - interview!
        Things to keep in mind
• 15 -30 second scan
• visual appeal, easy to read
• most important info on first page
• NO errors! (spelling, typos, punctuation,
  grammar)
• concise, well-organized, focused,
  results-oriented
• no more than 2 pages!




          Resume Components
• Contact Info
• Objective/Summary Statement (Optional)
• Education
   – Professional Development
• Technical Skills
• Project Work
• Work History
   – Paid and Volunteer
• Activities/Hobbies
             Final Resume Critique
•   Organization
     – Professional layout? Will a quick skim through pick up the key
       points? Can the information be presented on one page?
•   Content
     – Speaks to employers’ needs? Supports/substantiates objective?
       Stresses skills (job specific and transferable) and
       accomplishments? Provides quantification of results or
       successes where possible?
•   Language
     – Uses action verbs/phrases/succinct points rather than long
       sentences?
     – NO grammatical/spelling errors!!!




        Developing your web based
           resume on MyCoop
       Getting your resume to
             employers     Employers




                          MyCoop
 You
              NEW Res.
              Templates
                             HTML      PDF
                             Resume   Resume
              Builder/
               Editor




          Finding MyCoop
• Log into our site using your netlink ID.
• http://mycoop.coop.uvic.ca/engrcoop/
            Choose a type
• No. of resumes you can have in
  MyCoop:
  – 1 “template” resume
  – 1 “generic” resume
  – Limitless “published” resumes




          Choose an editor
3 ways to enter your resume:
  -- NEW resume templates (strongly
     suggested)
  -- OLD Resume Builder (fill in blanks)
  -- OLD HTML Editor (build-it-yourself)
      NEW Resume Templates
Pros
• Requires no HTML coding knowledge.
• Guides you with the standard resume fields.
• Assures you an error-free conversion to PDF.

Cons
• May not be able to customize as much as you’d like.




                HTML Editor
Pros
• Highly customizable

Cons
• Slower to create
• Requires at least basic HTML
  knowledge
         HTML Editor Tips
• Use only supported code. Check the
  HTML Editor Cheat Sheet for a list of
  supported tags.
• Do NOT use the “save as html” feature
  in MS Word. It uses a level of HTML
  coding not supported by the HTML to
  PDF conversion software.




             General Tips
• Employers ONLY see your job
  applications in .pdf, not in HTML.
  ALWAYS check to see how your cover
  letter and resume look in .pdf.
• If you have transcripts from a previous
  institution that you want to include, you
  may add them under “Transcript”
  heading in the NEW Resume templates.

								
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