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Resume Building. Why should it be good?. Your goal is to get an interview A resume is a window It’s a brochure about you The 8 second test Brevity and readability. The Resume. Objective. Heading. Education. References. Activities. Related Skills. Experience. The Heading.

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why should it be good
Why should it be good?
  • Your goal is to get an interview
  • A resume is a window
  • It’s a brochure about you
  • The 8 second test
  • Brevity and readability
the resume
The Resume

Objective

Heading

Education

References

Activities

Related Skills

Experience

the heading
The Heading
  • Preferably at the top in the center or right side
  • Name, address and phone number
  • Email
    • accessible after graduation.
    • Professional address
  • NOT: beerbongking@hotmail.com
  • NOT: Slacker_35@sbcglobal.com
  • NOT: needz_da_muney@zetzero.com
objective
Objective
  • Always include an objective
  • Apply to a specific position if possible
  • Stay off the soap box
  • Be concise
objective examples
Objective examples

Don’t write a novel

I smell Fear!

Closer…too brief

objective1
Objective

To obtain an entry level field engineering position with Schlumberger.

education
Education

Include the following:

•Institution of study(s)

• Degree(s) and Major(s)

• Honors

Do I have to include my GPA?

• If absent, employers will assume GPA < 2.8

• If present, designate a scale i.e. 3.2/4.0

Do not use GPA in a major alone

experience
Experience
  • List all work experience…within reason
  • Include accomplishments not just responsibilities
  • Have you been in the working world?
  • Hands up if you’ve professional experience
related skills
Related Skills
  • Maximize this field!!!
  • Include relevant courses
  • List computer skills here
  • Connect the dots for the recruiter
activities
Activities
  • List them all and have a balance
  • Student groups (SWE, NSBE, SHPE, …)
  • Professional affiliations (SPE, SEG, IEEE…)
  • Athletic groups
  • Hobbies
references
References
  • Keep it to three (Unless you choose RAUR)
  • One personal, scholastic and professional
  • Be sure they’re still there and reachable
  • Are they a good reference?
style
Style
  • Free of Grammatical and Spelling Errors
  • Easy to read font 12 or 14 pt.
  • Categorize information
  • Read down
  • One page for a Bachelor’s
e resumes
E-resumes
  • Who benefits?
  • How? (Online, e-mail, scanning)
  • Have your name be the only thing on the top line
  • Plain text in simple font
  • No boxes lines or bullets (or HTML)
  • “Snail mail” on white paper only
  • Key words, Key words, Key words
ready
Ready?
  • Research the company and yourself
  • Be ready to back up anything on the resume
  • Have at least two friends proof read and critique
  • Visit career services….often