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R é sum é s That Get Results. Résumé Jump-Start Career Center ♦ Lucina Hall 220 www.bsu.edu/careers. What is a résumé?. Highlights relevant skills and experiences Marketing tool in the job-search process The 10-20 second rule First impression. Education Degree Internships Experience

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r sum s that get results

Résumés That Get Results

Résumé Jump-Start

Career Center ♦ Lucina Hall 220

www.bsu.edu/careers

what is a r sum
What is a résumé?
  • Highlights relevant skills and experiences
  • Marketing tool in the job-search process
  • The 10-20 second rule
    • First impression
what is relevant information
Education

Degree

Internships

Experience

On-campus

Off-campus

Courses

Activities

Organizations

Teams

Professional associations

Skills

What is “relevant information”?
education
Education

Bachelor of Science, July 2007

Major: Fashion Merchandising

Minor: Marketing

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

  • Major GPA: 3.32/4.0
  • Honors: Dean’s List (1 semester)
internships
Internships

6/2006-8/2006 Indianapolis, IN

MARC USA

Communications Intern

  • Designed marketing communication plan for Spanish-speaking consumers
  • Researched current trends in communications within public relations
  • Provided daily administrative assistance with client communications
experience
Experience

Ball State University, Recreation Services, Muncie, Indiana

Aerobics Monitor/Instructor August 2005-present

  • Supervise and organize aerobic fitness classes for BSU-Fit Program; includes Challenge Step, Step and Cardio, Step and Tone, and Jump and Jab (cardio kick-boxing)
  • Instruct Water Aerobics class
  • Completed Aerobic Instructor Training through Recreation Programs at Ball State University; Certified Group Exercise Instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Attended Midwest Aerobics Fit-Fest training programs at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois, 2006, and at Indiana University in Bloomington, 2007
experience1
Experience

Box Office Attendant, Summers, 2005-2006

Kerasotes Theatres, Cinema 7; Sidney, Ohio

  • Sold and distributed movie tickets to patrons
  • Maintained accurate cash drawer and recorded box office sales
professional associations
Professional Associations
  • American Society of Landscape Architects, 2005-present
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2006-present
  • Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, 2006-present
optional pieces
Optional Pieces
  • Career objective
  • GPA
    • 3.7/4.0
  • Honors, awards, and scholarships
  • Volunteer work
  • Licenses and certificates
  • Publications, presentations, and research
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Ways not to fine tune your résumé:
  • State your reasons for leaving a job.
  • Use abbreviations or contractions.
  • Write lengthy prose.
  • Use multiple fonts, typographic symbols, or

other visual elements (like logos or clip art).

  • Use personal pronouns (I, me, my).
  • Include a photograph.
  • Mention personal data (e.g., height, weight,

health, age or date of birth, marital status,

race, religion, sex, etc.).

activity
Activity
  • Look at the resume in front of you. What things would you do to correct or improve it?
important
Your résumé must

Be easy to read

Show the most relevant information

Be tailored to the job

Important!
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Chronological:

  • Time and continuity.
  • Easy to organize, write, and read.
  • Most commonly used type of résumé.
  • Emphasizes career growth and progression.
  • It is not advantageous for people with limited or unrelated employment experience.
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Functional:

  • Focuses on professional skills, responsibilities, and accomplishments.
  • De-emphasizes dates and specific work experiences.
  • Highlights specific skills that the job requires.
  • It is good for recent graduates, liberal arts majors, career changers, and people with limited work experience or interrupted careers.
activity1
Activity
  • Compare the resumes and determine which one you would hire.
    • Be prepared to give reasons for your decision.
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Helpful Resources

  • Career and Experiential Learning Lab (Lucina Hall 235)
    • Sample résumés, other resources
  • Drop-in Advising (Lucina Hall 220)
    • M,T,W: 1-3 p.m.
    • Th,F: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Advising by Appointment
    • (765) 285-1522
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Questions?
  • Evaluation