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					Resume
Preparation
Objectives
   Personal Career Vision Presentations

   Resumes & Correspondence
Career Vision Presentations
   In 2-3 minutes, tell us about:

   Your ideal career(s)

   How reality limits your vision

   Do your career goals change when faced with
    reality?

   How can we help you follow your passion?
Activity
 Think of an important purchase you have
  made (i.e. house, car, clothing, electronics)
 What did you like (not like) about the
  product that made you buy it?
 What did you like (not like) about the
  salesperson that made you buy it?
How does this relate to you?
 In the job search process, you are both the
  product AND the salesperson.
 What are some of the things that you want
  others to like about you?
 How can you display your best qualities?
Purpose of a Resume

   Attract attention & stimulate interest …
    to get you an INTERVIEW!
   Basis for interview discussion
   Highlights credentials & qualifications
Time employers spend …

 Average amount of time employers spend reading a
              candidate's resume.
            (2000/2001 survey: 401 respondents)

                0%    8%



                                                  5 to 10 m inutes
  40%
                                                  1 to 5 m inutes
                                                  < than 60 seconds
                                                  I don't read resum es

                               52%
Rules for Resume Writing
   RELEVANT
   CONCISE
   CONSISTENT
   Consider the Employers Perspective
    What skills, abilities, interests, experiences, and
     personal characteristics do you have that will
     meet the employer’s needs ?
Types of Resumes
 Chronological
       Focuses on time; looks best for stable employment
       Jobs organized by date, reverse chronological order
       Most common & familiar to employers

 Functional
       Focuses on skills; best for little experience or large
        employment gaps
       More flexible and creative format

   Combination
       Combines the features of Chronological & Functional
Basic Resume Format
   Main Heading - Contact Info
   Objective Statement
   Qualification/Skills Summary
   Education/Licenses/Certifications
   Professional Experience
   Activities or Affiliations
   Additional Skills/Experience
Main Heading ~ Contact Info
 Name (As large as or larger than anything else on the page)
 Address
 Phone Number
 E-mail or web site
    must be checked daily

    professional website or email address only

 Alternate address only if you will be moving
  during your job search (move date)
Main Heading Examples
                        SUSAN SMITH
                                                 After May 10, 2000
115 Lincoln Street
                                              152 South Woodcrest
Gainesville, FL 32607
                                               Olympia, WA 98501
352-292-1567
                                                       206-936-1211

                         SUSAN SMITH
                        152 South Woodcrest
                         Olympia, WA 98501
                             206-936-1211


                        SUSAN SMITH
115 Lincoln Street                                    352-292-1567
Gainesville, FL 32607                               ssmith@ufl.edu
Objective Statements (optional)

The focal point around which all other
elements in the resume relate.

Work or employer centered


Lists the title or position desired and the
qualities you provide for the job.
Examples of Career Objectives
 A position in marketing with special
  interest in market research and product
  planning.
 A consulting position utilizing skills in
  relationship building, sound financial
  planning, and customer service.
Action Words
   Accomplished      Motivated
   Initiated         Led
   Achieved          Composed
   Adjusted          Operated
   Directed          Organized
   Instructed        Designated
   Built             Established
   Maintained        Reported
   Conducted         Persuaded
   Managed           Developed
   Promoted          Presented
Education Section
 Degree / Anticipated Degree
 School & Location
 Minor or Specialization
 Graduation Date
 GPA
 No high school (community college optional)
 “Selected Courses” in select cases
 Licenses, Certifications or Accreditations
Education Section
EDUCATION   Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May 2000
            University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
            Minor: Finance       G.P.A. 3.23/4.0
            Financed 75% of college expenses through
            part-time employment.
            Additional Coursework:
            Advanced Managerial Theory
            Production Management
            Fundamentals of Accounting
            Principles of Supervision

EDUCATION   BS in Business Administration, Marketing
            University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
            December 2000 Business G.P.A. 3.4/4.0
Experience Section
   Job Title
   Organization or Company
   Location
   Employment Dates
   Description
       past tense action verbs & key words
       sentence fragments
       highlight skills that relate to objective
       Include accomplishments, major projects, outcomes
        (quote endorsements)
       Be concrete and quantify ($, %, #) when possible
Experience Section
EXPERIENCE   Waitress, Red Lobster         June 1998 - July 1999
             Gainesville, FL
             Primarily responsible for serving customers in fast-
             paced restaurant environment. Developed skills in
             customer service, especially in dealing with angry
             or upset patrons.


EXPERIENCE   Waitress, Red Lobster, June 1998 - July 1999
             Gainesville, FL
             * Maintained superior service to customers in fast-
               paced college-oriented restaurant.
             * Operated cash register.
             * Dealt with angry or upset customers.
Additional Section Examples
COMPUTER        C++, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Lotus 1-2-3,
SKILLS          Filemaker Pro, Html.

LANGUAGE        Basic French, Intermediate Latin, Fluent Spanish

ACTIVITIES      President, Minorities in Action, 2002-2003

LEADERSHIP      President, April 2003- May 2004
                Zeta Zeta Zeta Fraternity, University of Florida
                Allocated annual budget of $25,000.

PROFESSIONAL Chi Sigma Iota, 2001 - Present
AFFILIATIONS Florida Education Association, 2006-Present

COMMUNITY       Weekly Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, 2004-2005
SERVICE         Hospice Volunteer, 2002-2004

PUBLICATIONS Smith, J. & Moore, K. (2002), Treatments for Chronic
& PATENTS    Pain. Journal of American Medicine, 2, 123.
Quick Tip
 Use O*Net, OOH or UF Guide to identify
  skills that you might want to add to your
  resume.
 Use job postings to get an idea of what the
  employer is looking for and be sure to
  include the skills they are looking for (only
  if you really have them)
References
 Provide separate sheet only upon request
 Use same letterhead as resume
 3-5 References
   –   Name & Title
   –   Address
   –   Phone Number(s)
   –   Email (if used regularly)
   –   Their relationship to you
 Use Combination of References
   –   Employment, Academic (no family or friends)
 Be Sure to Ask Permission        /Notify them
Resume Format Basics
   1-2 full pages (8.5 x 11”)
   Conservative color paper & consistent alignment
   .75 to 1.0 inch margins – 10-12pt standard font
   Avoid fancy typeface (italics, script, underlining)
   PROOF READ for spelling, grammar & punctuation
   Laser printed / scannable (use keywords)
   If emailed, submit in .pdf to maintain formatting
   Employer’s Perspectives
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr1o1Prw4Ew&mode=related&search=
Resume Dont’s
 Abbreviations
 Personal Pronouns
 Personal Data
 Lies
       only include true things; leave out the
        information that may be perceived as negative
   Include Irrelevant Information
     Example: 20/20 Clip on Aleksey Vayner
Information to Leave Out
   Social Security #       Photo
   UFID                    Hobbies/Personal Interests
   Age/Birth date          Weaknesses
   Marital Status          Childhood Background
   Race/Citizenship        References
   Religion                Letters of Reference
   Health/Description      Reason for Leaving
   Sexual Orientation      Salary
             Resume Critique
   Find a partner & exchange resumes

   Your partner will briefly describe the career
    they are looking for and the experience they
    have. Look through their resume to identify
    transferable skills or details that need to be
    included or clarified.

   Give feedback on format, details, and fit
Leela de Souza
The Phi Beta Slacker Dances for Herself
   After leaving ballet (her passion), she danced
    around a variety of other jobs but never seemed to
    find something she loved. She stated “you have to
    select something and make it work for you. I can’t
    just keep looking for that perfect job – there isn’t a
    perfect job…. That’s too outside myself. It’s going
    to come from me, inside, and from my committing
    to something.”

   How can you effectively design your resume to
    reflect a completely different career?
Lady J
Lady Reads the News: A Good Day Job

   Lady J loves radio and works from 6-8am.
    Radio does not pay well, so she also works
    a day job.

 What can she do to fulfill her dreams?
 Can she tie her interests and skills into a
  meaningful objective?
Other Correspondence
 Cover Letter
 Follow-up/Thank you Letter
 Acceptance/Rejection Letter
 Company Applications
What is a Cover Letter?
 An introduction
 A sales pitch (low key and masterful)
 A proposal for further action
Things to Think About Before Writing
1. What does the prospective employer need?
2. What are your objectives?
3. What are 3-5 qualities that you would bring to
   this employer or this job?
4. How can you match your experience to the job?
   (at least two specific accomplishments you can
   mention to give credence to the qualities you
   have identified in #3)
5. Why do you want to work for this particular
   organization or person?
Cover Letter
 Address it to the hiring authority (call and ask
  for name if necessary or look on website)
 Introduce yourself
 Highlight skills or experience
 Reason you want to work for their company
 Include the name of the person who referred
  you if applicable.
 If emailed, shorten it to 1-2 small paragraphs


See Model & Sample Cover letter on website
Sample Cover Letter
Other Correspondence

 Application
 Follow-Up Letter
 Acceptance Letter
 Rejection Letter
 Email Correspondence
Application
 Obtain & complete ahead of time
 Read the directions!
 Use a practice form to determine best spacing
 Answer all questions or use N/A
 Verify all information is correct
Follow Up / Thank You Letter
   Ask any questions you forgot
   Highlight any other pertinent information that you
    didn’t cover or covered inadequately
   State how the organization could benefit from
    hiring you (your VIPS)
   Restate that you would like to work for them.
   Thank the person for their time and information
Acceptance Letter
 Accept the offer
 Refer to the offer letter or document
 Tell your travel plans and anticipated date
  of arrival, if known
 Express your appreciation and your
  pleasure at joining the organization
Rejection Letter
 Refer to the offer letter or document
 Express your appreciation for the offer and
  the organization’s interest in you.
E-mail Correspondence
 The speed of today’s interviewing process
  makes email correspondence necessary.
 General guidelines:
       Include all formal touches you would use in a written
        letter.
       Use the subject line effectively
       Include your contact information with your signature
       Condense cover letter into 1-2 paragraphs
       Follow-up email correspondence with a written note -
        especially when sending a “Thank You” note.
Keep It All Organized
   Correspondence Activity Log
       Names, addresses and dates
       Actions taken & Follow-up items
       Remember to save / print out all email correspondence

   Interview Record Log
       Company or organization
       Date of interview
       Name(s) of interviewer(s)
       Follow-up action
       Date Thank You note sent
       Personal impressions
Final Thoughts
   There is no perfect resume but you can
    get close by getting it critiqued & revised.
   Doing your research about the company
    or hiring person will let you know what
    they are looking for and how you might
    tailor your resume and cover letter.
    Resume, Cover Letter & Goals Resume

   Résumé and Cover Letter
       Cover your actual past & present experiences
       Written for a job, internship or grad school
       Handouts & samples on the class website
       Visit a Career Ambassador at the CRC for resume critique

   Goals Resume
       Identify the gaps in your resume
       Add the activities that you want to see in your list of achievements.
       Put your ideal goals in another color to separate them from actual
        experiences.
       Create the opportunities for yourself to turn them into real ones!
For next week…
   Job / Internship Search Strategies, Informational
    Interview & Experiential Ed
      Read Bronson Ch 26, 33, 54

         Julia – abandoned engineering for something
          else, but no one every asked why
         Marcela – hated being identified by her job

         Phil – took the opportunity to learn about a
          variety of job to learn more

   Resumes & Cover Letter due

				
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