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  1. Resumes & CV’s For Industry Presenter: Darren Kaltved

  2. WHAT IS A ? • A personal summary of your academic and professional experience and qualifications. • Includes your education, work experience, activities, honors, skills • Tailored to the position, employer or industry of interest • Marketing tool to gain an interview

  3. GENERAL GUIDELINES • Length: One page for bachelor’s level; Two for Masters or Ph.D. • O.5” – 1.0” margins (recommend 0.5” on all 4 sides) • Font: 10-12 point font (Times New Roman, Ariel, Garamond) • Don’t use resume templates, tables, columns or other graphics • Single Spacing • 100% factual – don’t lie • Proofread!

  4. GETTING STARTED • Write down all experiences – work, volunteer, leadership, internship, extra-curricular, projects, awards, etc. (MASTER RESUME) • Organize resume into categories • Define target audience (job, internship, graduate school, etc.) and write down related skills/qualifications. • For Examples: Career & Job Search Guide, Resume Binder in CCSE

  5. Name and Contact Information Objective Education Professional Experience Research Experience Teaching Experience Activities Skills/Certifications Honors and Awards Volunteer Experience Leadership Experience Professional Memberships Projects Publications Presentations Patents COMMON RESUME SECTIONS

  6. OBJECTIVES • What type of position are you seeking and in what field? • Be concise • What skills can you bring to the position? • Example: To obtain a summer internship in the field of Financial Mathematics, utilizing my _______________ (skills in the description that you possess). • Objectives are used only when…otherwise use a cover letter

  7. EDUCATION Master of Science in Mathematics Expected May 2011 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, College of Science and Engineering, Minneapolis, MN Emphasis: Numerical Analysis GPA: 3.750 Relevant Coursework: Fundamental Structures of Algebra; Introduction to Numerical Analysis; Introduction to Analysis I, II; Combinatorics A (in progress) Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Expected May 2012 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, College of Science and Engineering, Minneapolis, MN Minor: Management GPA: 3.981 • High school information (1st and 2nd Year students only) • Study abroad • Honors/Awards (or separate heading if more than 2)

  8. EXPERIENCE • Title “Experience” headings based on industry of interest • Research Experience, Industry Experience, Laboratory Experience, Analysis Experience • Include: company name and location, job title, dates, and duties, responsibilities (contributions) and accomplishments. • Make this section easy to read by using indents and bullets • Use action verbs to highlight your experience (do not use personal pronouns (i.e. I, My, We) • List your “Experiences” in reverse chronological order – most recent first 3M Co., Maplewood, Minnesota Tech Aide May 2009 – Sept. 2009 • Detailed description of your specific duties and responsibilities, as well as the skills used to accomplish these tasks (how you contributed)

  9. EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTIONS So, you're experienced? Before you advertise this in your résumé, be sure you can prove it. • Avoid loading your resume with vague statements • Instead…use brief, specific examples to demonstrate your skills • Use a variety of Action Verbs to describe your experience • Use the proper tense depending on when experience was completed • Use field terminology where appropriate Instead of... "Experience working in fast-paced environment“ Try... "Registered 120+ third-shift emergency patients per night“ Instead of... "Excellent written communication skills“ Try... "Wrote jargon-free User Guide for 11,000 users“ Instead of... "Team player with cross-functional awareness“ Try... "Collaborated with clients, A/R and Sales to increase speed of receivables and prevent interruption of service to clients.“

  10. PROJECTS • Include Project Title • Include Dates Involved • Provide a detailed description of the project, what your roles were and the technical skills used Robotics Project (ME 2011) Fall 2009 • Detailed description of your project, what your roles were, and the skills used to accomplish these tasks


  12. SKILLS & ACTIVITIES • Skills section with technical/lab skills/field specific skills • Technical: C, C++, Java, Mathematica, MS Excel • Applied Mathematics: Mathematical Modeling, Statistical Analysis • Activities demonstrate your leadership ability, communication skills, and time management ability • Focus on structured activities rather than hobbies (extra-curricular activities, leadership, etc.) • Include your title if appropriate • Include dates of involvement • Active Member, Mathematical Association of America 2009-Present • Member, Intramural Soccer, Softball and Ultimate Frisbee 2008-Present

  13. What NOT to Include on a Resume Lies & Exaggerations: • Employers typically conduct background checks, so everything on your resume is fair game for discussion in an interview; Do not lie about or round your GPA. The UofM posts GPAs to three decimal places (Ex. 3.128) Personal Information: • Age, gender, political affiliation, race, marital status, sexual orientation, ID number, test scores, course grades, pictures Supervisor Contact Information • Contact information related to experiences may be included on a reference sheet, and only after asking permission Salary History/Requests • Disclosing this information may make salary negotiation more difficult and may rule you out of the candidate pool; More appropriate to discuss during an interview Hobbies/Interests • Keep everything on your resume professional– hobbies are personal information • However, if it is unique or related, it may come in handy. Ex. Mechanical engineering student listing auto repair Personal Pronouns • Example: I, I’m, My, Our, We, etc.; Begin statements with power verbs and do not write sentences “References Available Upon Request” • Use a separate page for references provided during an interview. Employers assume you have them

  14. VISUAL APPEAL • Headings should stand out and be different from other text • Ex. Bold, ALL CAPS • The most important information should be toward the top • You don’t have to include everything • Balance of text and white space on page • Easy to read, professional, focused • Clean, consistent format and punctuation • Print resume on resume-based paper (stay conservative with color choice)

  15. WHAT IS A ? The purpose of a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is for: • Academic Settings (i.e. faculty or research positions at a university/college) • Ph.D. level candidates applying for industry positions (i.e. research) • See position description for whether a CV would be appropriate or consult with employer

  16. CV STRUCTURE • CV is different from a resume not only by length, but also by content • The average length for a Ph.D. student is 3-6 pages • Most important information on the first page • Stay focused by using bullet statements • Make sure employers will understand how they will benefit from you • Include all past experiences • This includes academic and research experiences (i.e. teaching, lab, and industry) • Keep the style plain and simple • Follow same formatting guidelines as the resume

  17. COMMON CV SECTIONS • Name and Contact Information • Education • Teaching Experience • Research Experience • Publications • Presentations • Honors and Awards • Grants • Volunteer Experience • Professional Certifications/Skills • Professional Affiliations/Memberships • References NOTE: Different sections should be used depending on your career goals.

  18. NAME & CONTACT INFO Darren S. Kaltved 207 Church St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612) 624-4090 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Darren S. Kaltved 207 Church St. SE (612) 624-4090 Minneapolis, MN 55455 _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Darren S. Kaltved, Ph.D. Department of Mathematics University of Minnesota 207 Church St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Office: (612) 624-4090

  19. EDUCATION Ph.D. Candidate, Financial Mathematics Expected May 2011 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN B.S., Mathematics May 2006 Georgetown University, Washington, DC ___________________________________________________________________________________ Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (May 2011) Dissertation: The study of numerical analysis models use in the banking industry Advisor: Dr. Albert Einstein M.S., Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (May 2007) Thesis: A study of why residents of Wisconsin drink so much Advisor: Professor Brett Favre B.S., Philosophy, University of Nowhere (June 2005)

  20. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Department of Mathematics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Teaching Assistant (Math 4603: Advanced Calculus I) Fall 2009-Present • Detail how many students were in the class and your specific contributions as a teaching assistant (i.e. managing online course materials, teaching labs, proctoring exams, managing office hours, etc.) __________________________________________________________________________________ University of Minnesota-Twin Cities – Department of Mathematics Lecturer: “Color Theory” Spring 2008 – Present Instructor: Math 4603: Advanced Calculus I Fall 2009 – Present __________________________________________________________________________________ Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Modern Algebra, University of Minnesota. Fall 2007 • Collaborated with visiting faculty on developing curriculum and seminars for 50 students on topics related to modern algebra

  21. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Graduate Research Fellow Fall 2009 – Present Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Advisor: Dr. Albert Einstein • Investigating the reductive dissolution of iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles using quinones. Notable techniques: X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, high performance liquid chromatolography. _________________________________________________________________________ Research Assistant Fall 2009-Present University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Center for Hardwood Ecology Project: European earthworms and deer in Midwestern hardwood forests Supervisor: Dr. John Doe

  22. REFERENCES • List 3-4 Professional and Academic References • Include their name, position title, employer (and department), work address, work phone and e-mail • Make sure you get prior approval from all references that they would be willing to provide a positive recommendation • Strengths, Accomplishments and Potential • It can also be helpful to briefly describe your relationship with each reference and time known Dr. Albert Einstein Professor, Mathematics University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 207 Church ST. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Phone: (612) 624-4090 E-mail: (Advisor for two years)


  24. FINAL TIPS • Design your CV to emphasize your strengths – by using appropriate headings and detail • No single format will meet the needs of everyone – by cautious on using templates • Font Size: 10-12pt. • Margins: 0.5” – 1.0” on all four sides • Writing a CV is easy, writing a good CV takes time and effort! • Have your CV reviewed by mentors, advisors, career counselors and peers

  25. QUESTIONS Career Center for Science & Engineering 50 Lind Hall Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Quick Stop Counseling: Monday-Friday, 11:30-1:00 612-624-4090