The Resume. Resume. • Resumes give basic information quickly; their purpose is to get you an interview. • Employers take 10-20 seconds to screen resume and sort into piles of “yes,” “no,” “maybe.” • Be clear, concise and specific about your experience and skills. Two types of resumes.
• Resumes give basic information quickly; their purpose is to get you an interview.
• Employers take 10-20 seconds to screen resume and sort into piles of “yes,” “no,” “maybe.”
• Be clear, concise and specific about your experience and skills.
The goal of a targeted resume is to show that you have the skills and qualifications that are being sought for a position.
Especially applicable when you don’t have much actual work experience in the field.
The goal of a chronological resume is to show that you have a long continuing chronology of work.
Only applicable if you have been working in the same field as the new job for which you are applying.
Look at the internship requirements; make sure you are eligible to apply.
Underline the job requirements of the internship that relates to you.
Circles the skills and/or job duties the internship site is seeking.
Consider the skills and experience required of an intern taking part in your “dream internship”
Think about the similar skills and experience you’ve had (could be at work, in the classroom, in a volunteer capacity, on a sports team, or in any other area)
Compile a list of the skills and experience you have that matches
Use the golden triangle. The information at the top of the page gets read the most. Thus, the information most aligned with the needs of the internship should come first. This applies to the overall resume and information within each experience. The first bullet is more likely to be read than the rest of the information.
• Stick to one page
• Be consistent with terms, spelling and grammar
• Use Associated Press style
• Bold only most important items, such as
subheads, job title, etc.
• Use black ink, quality paper
• Do not bold too many items
• Do not use fancy fonts, too many fonts
• Avoid underlined or italicized text
The Spinnaker (University of North Florida), Jacksonville, Florida, writer, wrote stories and edited, conducted other business-related tasks
FrontPage, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer; Silent Partner
Current GPA 3.3
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Jacksonville, FL 32224
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Objective American Idol Summer 2013 Communication Internship
EducationUniversity of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.
Bachelor of Science in Communication- JournalismExpected December 2013
Current GPA 3.3/4.0
Associate of ArtsAugust 2008
Skills Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Indesign; MS Publisher, FrontPage, PowerPoint,
Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer; Silent Partner
Experience WriterSeptember 20012 – Present
· Edit musical and cultural sections of weekly student newspaper
· Write film reviews and feature articles
· Assist with various promotional and public relations tasks
Various Bands, Jacksonville, Fla.Promoter and PerformerMay 2009 – Present
· Organize, promote, and assure success of entertainment events
· Negotiate recording contracts for local bands
· Excellent sales utilizing creative promotional strategies
University of North Florida, Jacksonville Fla.
Media Planning ClassAugust – December 2012
· Learned to critically and strategically plan and create advertising media · Practiced how to plan and buy of media
· Studied audience measurement, media research and marketing
Buzz Entertainment Magazine, Jacksonville, Fla.
InternMay - August 2012
· Researched media costs for assigned client projects
· Wrote musical and film review articles for the publication
· Interviewed up and coming performers for the “Who’s Who in the City”
ExperienceOffice Assistant May 2010 to January 2012· Worked in Marketing Department; provided input on ad
planning and media selection
· Assisted sales agents with collateral preparation and public
· Performed a variety of tasks including filing and data entry for