Resume Building Global Academics University of British Columbia Table of Contents Part A Cultural Influence Part B Basic Resume Rules Part B Components of a Resume P
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Resume Building Global Academics University of British Columbia Table of Contents Part A: Cultural Influence Part B: Basic Resume Rules Part B: Components of a Resume Part C: Sample Resumes Cultural Influence How do you create a resume in your home country? What is the most important information? Why? Cultural Influence How do you think the Canadian style differs? • Focus on skills • Focus on Accomplishments • Trying to “sell yourself” to the employer • Always created in Microsoft Word Basic Resume Rules Rule #1: No Errors Rule #2: Consistent Style Rule #3: Appropriate & Effective Language Basic Resume Rules Rule #1: No Errors • Use spell-check • Use grammar-check • Ask an English speaker to proofread your resume Basic Resume Rules Rule #2: Consistent Style • Font • „Arial‟ (10 – 11 point font) or „Times New Roman‟ (11- 12 point font) • Formatting • CAPITALS, Bold, Italics, Underline (etc) are consistent • Spacing and margins are consistent • Point-Form • Short sentences with bullets Basic Resume Rules Rule #3: Appropriate & Effective Language • Avoid Personal Pronouns • Avoid words like „I‟, „my‟ and „me‟ • Instead, begin sentences with action-verbs • Use Action Verbs • i.e.: “supported managerial team by…” • i.e.:“ coordinated and administered program budgets…” Basic Resume Rules • Accomplishment-Based • In addition to describing your duties, focus on the accomplishments of your various experiences • Example: May 2007 Pusan International Performance Art Festival (Pusan, Korea) House Manager • Responsible for lighting and technical support at the Yeno Theatre • Improved English communication and skills in international relations Components of a Resume Name Contact Information Education Work Experience Extracurricular Experience Skills / Accomplishments Optional Information Name Use larger font size (20-25 point) and bold List both Korean and English names Example Kim Ji Young (Corey) Contact Information DO: • Center your address on the page • Use the same size font as the rest of your resume • Include your full Canadian address, telephone number, and email address DO NOT: • Include information such as your photo, birth date, gender, ethnicity, age, martial status Example #231-334 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 3T9 Home: 604-263-7990 Cell: 604-458-7784 email@example.com Education DO: • List all universities and colleges attended in chronological order (most recent at the beginning) • Include the time period attended, school name and location, and degree / program name • Use bold to highlight university name DO NOT: • List high school or elementary school information Example July 2008 – Present University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) Global Academics Internship Program September 2004 – Present Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea) Education (major), English Literature (minor) June 2006 – August 2006 Australian Language Institute (Sydney, Australia) Intensive English Communication program Work Experience When position was held • i.e.: March 2006 - Present Company name and location • i.e.: Korea Chamber of Commerce (Seoul, Korea) Position name • i.e.: Assistant Examination Supervisor Descriptions of experience • Describe your responsibilities /duties AND any skills you gained / accomplishments you made during this experience Example March 2006 - Present Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Seoul, Korea) Assistant Supervisor of Examinations Supervised test applicants during examinations held by Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Provided instruction regarding examination room procedures Developed leadership and responsibility as supervisor August 2004 International Language Institute (Seoul, Korea) Administrative Assistant Supported the teachers to correct students‟ grammar and mark examination papers Implemented computer skills by inputted grades and attendance records into an excel file Developed responsibility and learned self-awareness Extracurricular Experience Include any volunteer, club or other extracurricular experiences Use the same style and formatting as the „Work Experience‟ Section Example January 2004 – January 2005 Seoul National University Singing Club “Hot Tunes” (Seoul, Korea) Club Leader Organized rehearsals and enforced club standards and rules Designed and implemented regularly scheduled performances while collaborating with club members Developed leadership, relationship-building skills, responsibility, and a sense of independence while conducting club September 2004 - November 2004 National Library of Korea (Seoul, Korea) Volunteer Library Assistant Arranged data and books of National Library. Guided participants to their proper books. Gained sense of self-worth by supporting an important national institution Skills • List skills and qualifications that employers are looking for in intern candidates • May include technical skills (computer skills, computer programs etc), language abilities, licenses, etc. Example Languages: Korean (Fluent), English (Advanced), Chinese (Beginner) Computer Skills: Word, Power Point, Excel and Photoshop Certificate in Graphic Design International Driver‟s License Optional Information Accomplishments: • If you have any special accomplishments such as prizes or awards, you can include them on your resume • This information can be included in the „Skills‟ section of your resume Personal Interests • If you have any personal interests that are related to your work skills (i.e. photography, creative writing, teaching, etc.) you can include them on your resume Sample Resume Questions? Thank you!