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					Career Center Overview
    Resume Writing

              Haley Sims
 Assistant Director/Career Counselor
               02.26.09
    Counseling/Advising
This semester only:
Neema Humphries
humphriesnj@vcu.edu

Haley Sims
hgsims@vcu.edu
     How Can We Help?

• Explore career goals / options

• Where to look for jobs

• Resume & cover letter reviews

• Interview preparation – mock interviews
     How Can We Help?
• Salary negotiation

• Considering graduate school

• Choosing between job offers

• What to do the first year on the job
           Our Website
www.students.vcu.edu/careers
Resume writing / C.V. writing
Cover letter writing
Interview preparation

Rams Recruiting
Career Fairs
On-campus interviewing
   Events and Workshops
View the Rams Recruiting calendar, Career Center flyers or my
   blog: http://blog.vcu.edu/hgsims


   3rd Annual Public Safety Career Fair
   March 4th, 2009: 10am-2pm, Commonwealth Ballrooms A&B
   Hosted By: Eta Lambda Sigma Inc. & IAEM

FBI, ATF, Secret Service, Virginia State Police, Marine Corps, Air
Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Richmond Police Department, Knight
Protective Services, Newport News PD, Henrico PD, IRS Criminal
Investigation, Prince William Co. PD, Virginia Beach PD, Virginia
Dept. of Health, US Capitol Police, Chesterfield Fire & EMS, Target
Asset Protection, US Army, US Department of State, Medical
Reserve Corps, CERT, Red Cross, and Diplomatic Security
Service.
               Resumes
• Content

• Format

• Appearance

• Sample Criminal Justice resume on my blog

• Resume Guide
    Resume Content & Format

•   Name & Contact Info   • Relevant Experience
•   Objective               – Research Project or
                              Course in detail
•   Education
                            – Volunteer Work
•   Relevant Courses        – Job/Internship/Co-op
•   Relevant Coursework   • Other Work
•   Computer Skills         Experience
                          • Honors & Activities
              Jamie T. Student
     907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23284
         804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
__________________________________________
                                    Jamie T. Student
                       907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23284
                           804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
______________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and
relevant work experience.
                                  Jamie T. Student
                       907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23284
                           804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and
relevant work experience.

EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2010, GPA: 3.0
                                           Jamie T. Student
                                907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23284
                                    804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
_________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and relevant work
experience.

EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2010, GPA: 3.0

RELEVANT COURSES:
▪ Criminalistics and Crime Analysis         ▪ Crime Scene Evidence: Law and Trial Procedure
▪ Violent Crime Scene Investigation         ▪ Computer Forensic Investigation
                                        Jamie T. Student
                             907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23284
                                 804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu

_______________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and
relevant work experience.

EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2010, GPA: 3.0

RELEVANT COURSES:
▪ Criminalistics and Crime Analysis     ▪ Crime Scene Evidence: Law and Trial Procedure
▪ Violent Crime Scene Investigation     ▪ Computer Forensic Investigation

COMPUTER SKILLS:
▪ Microsoft Word ▪ Microsoft Excel ▪ Microsoft PowerPoint
▪ Microsoft Access ▪ C++           ▪ Photoshop
                                             Jamie T. Student
                                  907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23284
                                      804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
______________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and relevant work
experience.

EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2010, GPA: 3.0

RELEVANT COURSES:
▪ Criminalistics and Crime Analysis                ▪ Crime Scene Evidence: Law and Trial Procedure
▪ Violent Crime Scene Investigation                ▪ Computer Forensic Investigation

COMPUTER SKILLS:
▪ Microsoft Word   ▪ Microsoft Excel               ▪ Microsoft PowerPoint
▪ Microsoft Access ▪ C++                           ▪ Photoshop

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Henrico County Police Department, Intern, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Conducted intake for approximately 10 people per four hour shift
▪ Took fingerprints
                                                         Jamie T. Student
                                           907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23284
                                                 804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and relevant work experience.

EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2010, GPA: 3.0

RELEVANT COURSES:
▪ Criminalistics and Crime Analysis                          ▪ Crime Scene Evidence: Law and Trial Procedure
▪ Violent Crime Scene Investigation                          ▪ Computer Forensic Investigation

COMPUTER SKILLS:
▪ Microsoft Word              ▪ Microsoft Excel              ▪ Microsoft PowerPoint
▪ Microsoft Access            ▪ C++                          ▪ Photoshop

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Henrico County Police Department, Intern, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Conducted intake for approximately 10 people per four hour shift
▪ Took fingerprints

RELEVANT COURSEWORK:
Criminalistics and Crime Analysis, VCU, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Learned …
                                                               Jamie T. Student
                                                  907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Rich mond, VA 23284
                                                       804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and relevant work experience.

EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2010, GPA: 3.0

RELEVANT COURS ES:
▪ Criminalistics and Crime Analysis                                  ▪ Crime Scene Evidence: Law and Trial Procedure
▪ Violent Crime Scene Investigation                                  ▪ Computer Forensic Investigation

COMPUTER SKILLS:
▪ Microsoft Word                  ▪ Microsoft Excel                  ▪ Microsoft PowerPo int
▪ Microsoft Access                 ▪ C++                              ▪ Photoshop

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Henrico County Police Department, Intern, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Conducted intake for approximately 10 people per four hour shift
▪ Took fingerprints

RELEVANT COURSEWORK:
Criminalistics and Crime Analysis, VCU, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Learned …

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
▪ Elephant Thai, Server, Richmond, VA, 08/07-Present
▪ Chili’s, Server, Richmond, VA, 05/06-08/07
                                                               Jamie T. Student
                                                  907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Rich mond, VA 23284
                                                       804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and relevant work experience.

EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2010, GPA: 3.0

RELEVANT COURS ES:
▪ Criminalistics and Crime Analysis                                  ▪ Crime Scene Evidence: Law and Trial Procedure
▪ Violent Crime Scene Investigation                                  ▪ Computer Forensic Investigation

COMPUTER SKILLS:
▪ Microsoft Word                  ▪ Microsoft Excel                  ▪ Microsoft PowerPo int
▪ Microsoft Access                 ▪ C++                              ▪ Photoshop

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Henrico County Police Department, Intern, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Conducted intake for approximately 10 people per four hour shift
▪ Took fingerprints

RELEVANT COURSEWORK:
Criminalistics and Crime Analysis, VCU, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Learned …

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
▪ Elephant Thai, Server, Richmond, VA, 08/07-Present
▪ Chili’s, Server, Richmond, VA, 05/06-08/07

HONORS & ACTIVITIES:
▪ Dean’s List, Spring 2006, Spring 2007-Spring 2008
▪ Eta Lambda Sigma, Fall 2008-Present
                                                   Jamie T. Student
                                            907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Rich mond, VA 23284
                                                 804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
OBJECTIVE:
To obtain the full-time Asset Protection position at Lowe’s utilizing my education and relevant work experience.

EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor: Psychology
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2010, GPA: 3.0

RELEVANT COURS ES:
▪ Criminalistics and Crime Analysis                                  ▪ Crime Scene Evidence: Law and Trial Procedure
▪ Violent Crime Scene Investigation                                  ▪ Computer Forensic Investigation

COMPUTER SKILLS:
▪ Microsoft Word                  ▪ Microsoft Excel                  ▪ Microsoft PowerPo int
▪ Microsoft Access                 ▪ C++                              ▪ Photoshop

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Henrico County Police Department, Intern, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Conducted intake for approximately 10 people per four hour shift
▪ Took fingerprints

RELEVANT COURS EWORK:
Criminalistics and Crime Analysis, VCU, Richmond, VA, Fall 2008
▪ Learned …

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
▪ Elephant Thai, Server, Rich mond, VA, 08/07-Present
▪ Chili’s, Server, Rich mond, VA, 05/06-08/07

HONORS & ACTIVITIES:
▪ Dean’s List, Spring 2006, Spring 2007-Spring 2008
▪ Eta Lambda Sig ma, Fall 2008-Present
                             Jamie T. Student
                   907 Floyd Avenue ▪ Richmond, VA 23284
                       804.123.4567 ▪ studentjt@vcu.edu
    ________________________________________________________________
                                 References
Mr. Howard Jones
Assistant Manager
Chili’s Restaurant
123 Main Street
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 727-3191
hjones@chilis.com
Mr. Jones supervised me while I worked as a server at Chili’s
for two years.

Dr. Anna Smith
Criminal Justice Instructor
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 123
907 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
(804) 828-9999
arsmith@vcu.edu
Dr. Smith instructed my Case Studies in Criminal Procedure class and has
known me for two years.
      Resume Appearance
• Margins can go out as far    • Resume is printed on
  as .5 all the way around
                                 quality resume paper
                               • Resume is 1 page*
• No grammar mistakes
                               • All of the pertinent
• Consistency – all periods      information is there for
  or no periods                  work experience
• Bullets or symbols are       • The word “I” is not used
  uniform throughout           • The objective is specific
  resume, not cluttered          and the right one*
• Font is no smaller than 11   • There is plenty of white
  point font                     space, but not too much
• 1 or 2 forms of              • It’s not stapled or double-
  highlighting are used
                                 sided
  BUT NOT ALL                  • Your name is larger than
                                 the rest of the resume
        Contact Info

University Career Center
1st Floor, Student Commons
Across from Chick-fil-A

Haley Sims
hgsims@vcu.edu
804.828.1645