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Resumes

Resumes


First off

First off…

  • The templates

  • The spelling mistakes

  • The Deans list

  • Summary of qualifications


Key components

Key Components

  • Heading

  • Objective

  • Education

  • Possible Relevant Coursework

  • Experience

  • Activities

  • Skills


Additional components

Additional Components

  • Professional affiliations

  • Honors, awards and activities

  • Campus/community involvements

  • Leadership activities

  • Foreign language proficiency

  • Computer applications

  • Volunteer experiences

  • References (addendum to resume)


Formatting appearance

Formatting & Appearance

  • Make your name stand out with a bold, larger font size

  • Use standard fonts such as Times New Roman or Courier

  • Type Size: 10 - 12 Point

  • White, beige, or light gray quality bond paper

  • Use a laser printer for best finish

  • Length should generally be one page unless you have extensive experience or graduate school work


Heading

Heading

Includes contact information:

  • Top of the page

  • Name: large and bold

  • Address: street, town, state & zip code

  • Telephone number(s): with professional message

  • Email address: professional looking, check on a daily basis

  • Website (optional)


Sample headings

Sample Headings

Mike Jones

1 Meadow Way

Altamonte Springs, FL 32116

(407) 555-1234

[email protected]

Susan Williams

[email protected]

Current AddressPermanent Address

325 Maple St 55 Sycamore Drive

Orlando, FL 32837Miami, FL 36829

(407) 555-3357(305) 555-4429

CHRIS SMITH

83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL 32837  (407) 555-8975  [email protected]


Resumes

CHRIS SMITH

83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 555-8975 [email protected]


Objective

Objective

  • Short

  • Specific

  • Type of position

  • Preferred work environment

  • Specialized skills

  • Tailor to each position

  • What you can do for the employer


Sample objectives

Sample Objectives

  • To obtain an position in the Marketing industry

  • To work with a progressive Biomedical firm to develop a corporate outreach

  • Paralegal position with opportunity to conduct title searches and other research

  • Tax professional with a national accounting firm

  • Special Education position with Orange County Public Schools

  • Part-time legal assistant position with a law firm focusing on environmental issues


Resumes

CHRIS SMITH

83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 555-8975 [email protected]

OBJECTIVE Laboratory position in diagnostic microbiology or related field.


Education

Education

  • Educational institutions or specialized training programs you have attended

  • Name and location of the institution

  • Major, minor and area of concentration

  • Graduation or anticipated graduation date

  • GPA – if 3.2 or higher

  • Certifications and/or licensure related to employment goal

  • Relevant coursework and/or thesis may be included (or made an individual heading)


Samples of education section

Samples of Education Section

EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Bachelor of ScienceMay 2003 Major: BiologyGPA: 3.5

Valencia Community CollegeOrlando, FLAssociates of ArtsMay 2001

EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Master of Social WorkMay 2003

 Bachelor of ScienceMay 2001 Major: Social WorkMinor: Psychology


Resumes

CHRIS SMITH

83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 555-8975 [email protected]

OBJECTIVE Laboratory position in diagnostic microbiology or related field.

EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Bachelor of ScienceMay 2003 Major: Biology GPA: 3.5

Relevant Courses:

Medical MicrobiologyMolecular Genetics

Microbiology PhysiologyImmunology

Food MicrobiologyVirology


Professional experience

Professional Experience

  • Related employment (full-time or part-time)

  • Internships (paid or unpaid)

  • Co-op

  • Summer jobs

  • Volunteer/Service learning

  • Senior projects or academic research


Samples of experience

Samples of Experience

Washington MutualOrlando, FL

Accounting InternMay – Aug 2003

Reviewed and corrected accounting entries, assisted with financial planning input and analysis, and generated reports. (Accounting corrections revealed nearly $50,000 in unpaid bills and mislaid funds.)

  • University of Central Florida, College of BusinessOrlando, FL

  • Graduate AssistantAug 2002 – present

  • Assist in class preparation, update computer files, internet research, and other organizational

  • functions

  • Present workshops on resume writing and interviewing preparation

  • Provide individual career guidance and academic advising


Resumes

CHRIS SMITH

83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 555-8975  [email protected]

OBJECTIVELaboratory position in diagnostic microbiology or related field.

EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Bachelor of ScienceMay 2003 Major: Biology, GPA: 3.5

Relevant Courses:

Medical MicrobiologyMolecular Genetics

Microbiology PhysiologyImmunology

Food MicrobiologyVirology

SKILLSLab: Cell culture techniques, gram stain, spectroscopy, western blotComputer: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and AccessLanguage: Fluent in Spanish

EXPERIENCECenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GAMicrobiology InternMay – Aug 2002

• Characterized LaCrosse virus from mosquito field isolates to determine if genetic differences vary geographically

• Extracted RNA from mosquito field isolates infected with LaCrosse virus

• Performed RT/PCR on the isolated RNA

• Purified complementary DNA products

• Quantified DNA product using agarose gel

electrophoresis


Samples of additional components

Samples of Additional Components

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Counseling Association, member

National Career Development Association, Secretary (Fall 2003)

National Academic Advising Association, member

HONORS, AWARDS and ACTIVITIES

Florida Bright Futures Scholar

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Big Brothers Volunteer

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

President of Student Government Association

Pledge Coordinator for Sigma Chi FraternityTreasurer for UCF Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology


Resumes

CHRIS SMITH

83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 555-8975  [email protected]

OBJECTIVE Laboratory position in diagnostic microbiology or related field.

EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Bachelor of ScienceMay 2003 Major: Biology, GPA: 3.5

Relevant Courses:

Medical MicrobiologyMolecular Genetics

Microbiology PhysiologyImmunology

Food MicrobiologyVirology

SKILLSLab: Cell culture techniques, gram stain, spectroscopy, western blotComputer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AccessLanguage: Fluent in Spanish

EXPERIENCECenters for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GAMicrobiology InternMay – Aug 2002

• Characterized LaCrosse virus from mosquito field isolates to determine if genetic differences vary geographically

• Extracted RNA from mosquito field isolates infected with LaCrosse virus

• Performed RT/PCR on the isolated RNA

• Purified complementary DNA products

• Quantified DNA product using agarose gel

electrophoresis

LEADERSHIP President of Student Government Association

ACTIVITIESTreasurer for American Society for Microbiology

Pledge Coordinator for Sigma Chi Fraternity


Relevant skills

Relevant Skills

Gained through:

  • Coursework – special classes/projects

  • Employment

  • Internship / Co-op

  • Volunteer experience

  • Student leadership

  • Computer usage

  • Foreign language usage


Samples of skills section

Samples of Skills Section

SKILLSLanguage: Fluent in Spanish

Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access

  • SKILLS SUMMARY

    • Detail oriented and well organized

    • Excellent verbal and written communication

    • Strong customer service focus

    • Outgoing with a positive attitude

    • Professional demeanor


References

References

  • Separate page that complements resume

  • Lists professional contacts who have direct knowledge of your skills and qualifications

  • References may include faculty, former employers, and internship supervisors

  • Obtain permission from references in advance and provide them with current resume


Resumes

CHRIS SMITH

83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL 32837

(407) 555-8975  [email protected]

REFERENCESDr. Robert Smith

Chair, Biology Department

University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd

Orlando, FL 32816

(407) 555-0000

[email protected]

Ms. Louise Parker

Research Coordinator

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

101 Peachtree Center

Atlanta, GA 30001

(404) 555-1111

[email protected]

Dr. Jonathan Hopkins

National President

American Society for Microbiology

1000 Dupont Circle

Washington, DC 58221

(202) 555-2222

[email protected]


Other

Other

  • Paperclip

  • Coverletter, resume, references

  • Can you read it

  • What are you doing it for

  • Practice Interview


Career services and experiential learning workshops

Career Services and Experiential LearningWorkshops

  • How to Succeed at a Career Fair

  • Internships and Cooperative Education

  • Interview Techniques

  • Job Search Strategies

  • Introduction to On-line Job Postings and On-Campus Interviewing

  • Portfolios (How to Prepare)

  • Resumes

  • Business Etiquette

  • Choosing or Changing Majors

  • Choosing the Best Career

  • Cover Letters & Business Correspondence

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Federal Employment

  • Graduate School Planning


Career services experiential learning

Career Services & Experiential Learning

Locations/Hours

Career Services –Student Resource Center 7G

Normal Hours of Operation:Mon. – Fri. (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Walk-in Service:Mon. – Fri. (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Experiential Learning – Howard Phillips Hall, Ste. 208

Normal Hours of Operation:Mon. – Fri. (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Walk-in Service: Mon-Fri. (8:00 am-12:00pm) (2:00pm -5:00pm)

Satellite Locations

College of Business–BA2, Room 222

Lockheed Martin – Sand Lake Road

Rosen College of Hospitality Management – 9907 Universal Blvd., Ste. 201


Resumes

The UCF Creed

Integrity, scholarship, community, creativity, and excellence

are the core values that guide our conduct, performance, and decisions.

Integrity

I will practice and defend academic and personal honesty.

Scholarship

I will cherish and honor learning as a fundamental purpose

of my membership in the UCF community.

Community

I will promote an open and supportive campus environment by

respecting the rights and contributions of every individual.

Creativity

I will use my talents to enrich the human experience.

Excellence

I will strive toward the highest standards of performance in any endeavor I undertake.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA


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