RESUMES and COVER LETTERS. How to Maximize your Skills and Accomplishments to Land a Job or Internship. Introduction Objective Elements of a Good Resume The Employer’s Perspective Two Resume Types Formatting a Resume. Qualifications Summary Accomplishment Statements Electronic Resume
How to Maximize your
Skills and Accomplishments
to Land a Job or Internship
Elements of a Good Resume
The Employer’s Perspective
Two Resume Types
Formatting a Resume
Cover Letter Basics
Tips for Effective Cover Letters
SummaryOUTLINE OF TODAY’S SESSION
This workshop will help you create
resumes and cover letters that will
enhance your presentation of skills and
accomplishments and become better tools
in your job or internship search.
Upon completion of this workshop you will know:
When reviewing a resume, the employer
looks for answers to the following:
* If recent graduate, Education should be near top of resume; if not, Education placed near end of resume
** If applicable
Your resume must be clear, visually
appealing, accurate, and typo-free
6. Review your resume in the text editor. You will note that many of your formatting characteristics are displayed differently (e.g. bullets show up as ?).
7. Replace formatting with ASCII equivalent (e.g., replace bullets with * or hyphens). Use word wrap feature under the Edit menu if you see long lines of text (unless otherwise specified).
8. Test out the resume by copying and pasting it into the body of an e-mail message to see if you’ve corrected the flaws.