RESUME BUILDING

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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

Administrative Assistant

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…

GAP Inc.

Sales Associate  Folded Clothes  Closed Register  Helped Customers  Worked fitting room  Sold Gap Cards

GAP Inc.

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.

Iona College

Major: Computer Technology • • • Iona College Admissions Office

Student Worker

Answered Phone Campus Tours General office duties New Rochelle, NY Expected Completion 2011 New Rochelle, NY

7/08-8/09

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Christina's Computer Shop

Computer Salesman

products.

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:

brief critique

We Are Here to Help!

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development 914-633-2462 Spellman Hall 2nd Floor www.iona.edu/careerdevelopment

Walk-In Hours schedule is available on our website