Transcript RESUME BUILDING
Why Resumes are Important
Every employer and many graduate schools will expect one It is your chance to make a first impression.
At a glance, a potential employer can see how you can contribute to an organization.
Decisions on whether to interview you will be made based on this document.
Be clear, organized, easy to read & concise (1 page) Do not use Personal Pronouns such as “I” or “me” Start with blank Microsoft Word Document Do not use a generic Resume Template Prioritize categories in order of relevance and importance Do not include References on the resume itself List items in Reverse Chronological Order Do not include photographs or salary requirements Have your resume critiqued by a Career Advisor Do not include personal information like race or age
OBJECTIVE EDUCATION AWARDS WORK EXPERIENCE Stu Dent
715 North Ave; New Rochelle, NY 10801 [email protected] / 914-555-5555 To obtain full-time employment utilizing my academic background and professional experience in...
Iona College Bachelor of Business Administration
Major: Finance Minor: International Business New Rochelle, NY Expected May 2011 GPA: 3.8
Dean’s List, Fall & Spring 2008 Academic Scholarship, Four Years
SMITH, SMITH & SMITH, LLC
Greenwich, CT 9/09 - Present • Perform administrative tasks for fast paced firm with over fifteen attorneys handling Real Estate, Litigation, and Corporate Law • Communicate with staff, attorneys, partners, and team of interns on depositions, researching files, and organizing exhibits • Handle bi-weekly financial transactions for attorneys
When you work you learn….
what did you learn?
DUTY: “ I answered phones… ” SKILL: “ I gained communication skills while answering phones… ” ACTION VERB: “Developed communication skills while answering phones…” CLARIFY: “Developed excellent communication skills addressing customer billing concerns…”
Breaking down the skill…
Sales Associate Folded Clothes Closed Register Helped Customers Worked fitting room Sold Gap Cards
Sales Associate Assisted with store inventory, merchandising and display organization Performed closing of registers, tallying daily sales of $17,000 + Interacted with customers and assisted them with merchandise selection to promote daily sales Recognized for outstanding customer service: Holiday Season 2008
7 Second Knockout…
Grammatical / Spelling Errors Too much white space Format Inconsistency Incomplete bullet points Lack of information Irrelevant experience & qualifications Not demonstrating value to employer
OBJECTIVE EDUCATION WORK EXPERIENCE Wendy Wrong-Resume
715 North Ave / New Rochelle, NY 10801 212-555-5555 To gain valuable experience working in computer technology.
Major: Computer Technology • • • Iona College Admissions Office
Answered Phone Campus Tours General office duties New Rochelle, NY Expected Completion 2011 New Rochelle, NY
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Christina's Computer Shop
Mamaroneck, NY 9/08 - Present Assisted with store inventory, merchandising and deplay organization.
Interacted and assisted customers with merchandise selection to promote Handled financial transactions exceeding $1,000 per purchase.
Additional help for Resume Building
Career Development Website (“Next Step Guide”; Resumes & More section) Resume Critique by Career Advisor Walk-In hours:
We Are Here to Help!
The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development 914-633-2462 Spellman Hall 2nd Floor www.iona.edu/careerdevelopment