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  1. WOMEN IN BUSINESS Resume Workshop

  2. Special Thanks & Acknowledgments • CONGRATUALTIONS TO • LINDSEY FOSTER – • Selected to represent SCU Leavey School at the Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference • THANK YOU TO • Megan Kraus, Sara Vierra, Joanne Hoang • Jaclyn Gochoco, Megan Harrison • AnaisyTolentino, Desiree Daniels

  3. Why is a Resume so Important? Dean Ku, Career Center – ACE Sophomore Resume Workshop

  4. The Resume: Overview A resume should be • Concise (1 page) • Targeted for a specific job • Results oriented • Well formatted Dean Ku, Career Center – ACE Sophomore Resume Workshop Career Center

  5. Format ONE PAGE ONLY Margins= 1 inch all around Consistent Formatting Section Titles = BOLD Company/Organization Names = BOLD Use real bullets, not minus signs Black/White; unless creative/marketing opportunity (COULD add watermark – SCU logo) SAVE AS A PDF, SUBMIT AS A PDF. NOT WORD DOC

  6. Heading • Include: • Full Name • LinkedIn Profile URL (Customize your URL) • SCU Vs. Local Address (location of job) • Cell Phone Number • Professional Permanent Email •

  7. Objectives • Outdated • Could hurt, if not tailored • Takes up space • Include only if: • Very tailored to opportunity • Strong and powerful

  8. Education • Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CABachelor of Arts/Science (in Commerce), Expected June 20XX • Tip: If Sophomore or below, don’t include graduation year/class • IF ASKED, be straightforward about your grade Major, Minors, (School in SCU)GPA: X.XX, (Academic Honors Received) • Study Abroad / High School (Pick most recent) • Name, Location • (Diploma/Certificate Received), Year • If High school, (GPA, Academic Honors)

  9. Experience • What is experience? Anything and everything that involved any “transferable” skills • Internships • Part Time Jobs • Volunteer • Club Positions (Hint, hint, WIB positions) • Projects • Immersion Trips

  10. Experience Format • Reverse chronological order • CompanyLocationTime PeriodYour Position & What you accomplished there/What made you stand out • Ex) • Marketing Intern (Manager of social media platforms) • Financial Representative (Top Quartile Intern for Summer 2012) • Tutor (Specializing in Statistics, Assisted 50+ students)

  11. Resume Content: Accomplishments Use C.A.R. Technique (Context, Action, Result) • Focus on things you did and what impact your actions had on the organization • Emphasize results and use numbers where you can • Provide lots of detail to keep the reader’s interest Dean Ku, Career Center – ACE Sophomore Resume Workshop Career Center

  12. C.A.R. Examples Management Trainee Internship at Gap, Inc:“Learned to execute marketing activities” • Implemented and coordinated activities for product displays, special sales promotions, and annual events that helped to increase sales by 25% within 6 months. • Improved efficiency within department by setting up and monitoring a sales tracking database. Dean Ku, Career Center – ACE Sophomore Resume Workshop

  13. C.A.R. Example Facility Supervisor at SCU: “Help monitor MalleyCenter Operations” • Responsible for ensuring safe and responsible operation of Campus Recreation facilities for 5000 students • Managed a staff of 5 students to ensure a professional, friendly, service-oriented environment for all users • Mediate and resolve participant conflicts and disputes • Trained in American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid to ensure safety of all patrons Dean Ku, Career Center – ACE Sophomore Resume Workshop

  14. Keeping it Relevant • One relevant experience > Three non-relevant experiences • Student Observer at Stanford Hospital > 5 years worth of babysitting • If you have one relevant experience… JUICE IT. • No more than 3 experience blurbs – too spread out. • RELEVANT ≠ Marketing Experience for a Finance Internship • Don’t be afraid to be mysterious… • Other Work Experience (Inquire for further details)-HipSwap: First Marketing Intern (June 2012-September 2012)-Santa Clara University: Accounting Assistant, Specializing in Reconciliations (October 2012-Current)

  15. Activities • Anything that included membership • Things not included in your experience section • OK to repeat honors/awards from Education • Title of Club/Organization/Etc. • Position (What made it special) Santa Clara University ACE Leadership Program Cohort 2015One of Twenty-Five Selected Members Santa Clara University LeaveyScholarsHighest Ranking GPAs in the Business School Alpha Delta Pi Sorority- Theta Pi Chapter at Santa Clara UniversityFounding Member

  16. Skills • DON’T OVERLOOK THIS PART (TRANSFERABLE SKILLS) • • Personal Skills: Communication, Public speaking, Ability to work in team settings, Meets Goals/Deadlines, Solves Problems, Develops strategies, Punctual, Coordinates Tasks, Leadership, Implements Decisions, Adaptable • Technical/Computer Skills: • ≠ Microsoft, Social Media • = Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Photoshop Version XX, Adobe Illustrator Version XX, Social Media Management (Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Instagram, Etc.), Social Media Analysis (Hootsuite, Followerwonk, Crowdbooster, Etc.), Salesforce,

  17. Submitting Your Resume • Career Fair • Do research beforehand, pick your top companies – include a cover letter with resume • Online: • Follow directions • If through e-mail: Subject: Interest in XX Position • “Dear ____, My name is XX and I was referred/noticed your intern/career/job positing. I am very interested in the position and would love to be apart of your team. Attached is my resume, I hope that my qualifications meet your needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me….. I will connect with you again next week to see if we can schedule an interview. I look forward to speaking with you soon. Best,

  18. ALWAYS FOLLOW UP • Email/Phone • Email – No connection • Job posting online/career fair introduction • Phone -Connection • Referral, personally know recruiter, met with them one on one already • Dear XX, I am emailing/connecting with you to inquire about any progress made on the job posting you listed on XX/XX/20XX. I sent in my resume a week ago and was hoping that we could schedule an interview soon. Yet, if this position has already been filled I would hope that you could keep me in mind for future opportunities. Thank you so much for your time. Best,

  19. Resumes due 3/3 • If you want them reviewed, turn in 2/23 • Go to • Log in: • Pw: br0nc0pride • Upload Resume to Resumes_Winter2013 • FirstName_LastName_EmailAddress