Kevin Allan, MS, LPC, NCC Director of Career Services University of Mary. How to write an effective resume. A resume is a SUMMARY of one’s education, work history, volunteer experience, organizations, activities, honors/awards First impression of you for employer
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Kevin Allan, MS, LPC, NCC
Director of Career Services
University of Mary
How to write an effective resume
A resume is a SUMMARY of one’s education, work history, volunteer experience, organizations, activities, honors/awards
First impression of you for employer
Commercial and not documentary
Employers spend less than 2 minutes reviewing resume (some less than 30 secs)
Search for key words or information to show fit with the position
More is not always better
Content needs to be relevant
Immediate needs of employers
Future considerations (internships, full-time jobs, or graduate/professional schools)
Fresh in our minds
Customizable to employer or position
Allows you flexibility in crafting your resume to demonstrate how you meet qualifications
Is resume pleasing to the eye?
Is resume easy to scan over?
Is information consistent?
Are details and information concise and succint?
Employers are looking to see how you can better their company or increase their bottom line
Show skills or accomplishments as they relate to the position
Be specific and concrete- provide examples
Quantify wherever possible
Does information provide pertain to position you are applying ?
Is your writing clear to reader and not overly flowery or verbose?
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Should be short
Helps to focus resume
Lets employer know where you fit into organization
Focus on the type of position you are seeking
May include information on your skills
College or University
Dates of employment
Do put jobs in Reverse Chronological Order
Don’t list employer address or supervisor
Be sure to include duties, skills learned, and accomplishments
No set number of bullets to use
Avoid “I” statements
Begin with action verb
Include full contact information
Three to five
Contact info at top
Put on high quality professional paper