What Will a Resume Do For Me? • Enable you to assess your strengths, skills, abilities and experience - thereby preparing you for the interview process • Act as a reminder of you to the employer/interviewer after you're done interviewing • Be a basis for the interviewer to justify your hiring • The ultimate goal of a resume tips is to gain you an interview!
Types of Resumes • A Paper/PDF Resume • A printed resume for use at job fairs, conferences, … • Should be clean, concise, professional, and pleasing to the eye • Use bullets, bolding, and indentation • Take this resume with you on job interviews, career breakfasts, … • An Electronic Resume • A plain text resume for on-line submission • Typically must conform to employer specifications • Use left-justified and space indented formatting • If desired, use “+”, “*”, and “0” to represent bullets • An HTML Resume • Typically includes links to homepage, images, … • Avoid this type of resume • Most people don’t want an employer walking around in their homepage
Resume Contents (Essential) PERSONAL DATA • Name • College and Permanent Address • Telephone # • E-mail Address and URL (if available) We advise that you not include personal information regarding: • age • physical characteristics • family or dependent information
Resume Contents (Essential) EDUCATION • Degree and Major • Name Of College, City, State • Minor, Concentration • Special Educational Experiences: • International Programs • Certifications • High School not generally included
Resume Contents (Essential) EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCES OFTEN INCLUDED: • Employment: Full time, Summer and or Part time • Activities: College, Volunteer, Leadership or Community • Internships/Co-ops • Field Experience/Practicum/Student Teaching • Research • Group Projects • Athletics • International Study
Resume Contents(Optional) REFERENCES 1. Resume References Available Upon Request 2. List References on Separate Page 3. Omit From Resume. Use Space for Other Information HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS GPA, Academic Honors, President’s or Dean’s List, Honorary Organizations SPECIAL SKILLS • second language • computer systems/languages/software proficiencies • first aid, CPR • technical specialties and equipment knowledge
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