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  • 1 Chapman University Argyros Forum 303 714 997-6942 Presented by: Sharon Mathis-Curd; Career Counselor Career Development Center
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  • Purpose to get you an interview Details all academic credentials and professional accomplishments Used for seeking academic jobs, research jobs in government labs, funding (grants or fellowships) Lengthy Examples 2
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  • Purpose to get an interview A snapshot of your qualifications One or two pages An advertisement Creates a critical first impression Can Open doors only part of the process! 3
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  • 3 Must Knows : 1. What you are selling -- your qualifications 4
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  • Major skills and abilities? Research/lab skills Technical or field-specific skills? Important personal attributes? Working independently/team player Where you have successfully used these skills, abilities and attributes? 5
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  • Education, Experience, Personal Qualities, Internships Transferable skills (i.e. communication, analyzing, organizing, problem-solving, planning, presentation) Accomplishments (i.e. improved, created, built, managed, wrote) 6
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  • 3 Must Knows : 1. What you are selling -- your qualifications 2. For what purpose -- your job objective 3. To whom you are selling -- your market 7
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  • Research Employers & Jobs Must be able to identify the industry and employers for whom you would like to work and type of job 8
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  • Dont use templates- not your friend ! One chance to make a 1 st impression! Scanned for 10-15 seconds must be attractive Make info easy to find, easy to read Good white space, 1 margins, spacing Dont crowd Dont go CRAZY with fonts Be selective with bolding, underlining, avoid italics No erors !! Most important information at the top! Know why you are including information ALWAYS EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!! 9
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  • Font size: between 10 and 12 Your name should be LARGEST & at top Resume Font Type Typically use a readable, bookprint font Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. Graphic design or advertising employers might be open to alternative fonts or portfolio 10
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  • Who knew there were so many fonts! Keep to one font type 2 categories: *Serif font and has a tail Times New Roman, Georgia, Century, Bookman Old Style * Sans serif fonts do not have tails look like blocks Arial, Tahoma, Gothic, Lucida Sans 11
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  • What will get you the job! Convince them you are the one! Be short & sweet! 12
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  • Contact Data Objective Education Experience Activities Awards, Honors MORE.. 13
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  • MANDY MOORE 1 Main Street-Orange, CA 92866 (714)555-1111 moore100@chapman.edu Professional Email/Phone Message Address versus no Address? Local Address versus Permanent? Many different ways for heading 14
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  • JOHN L. SMITH One University Dr. #200 - Orange, CA 92866 (714) 222-2222 smith100@mail.chapman.edu JOHN SMITH (714) 222-2222 smith100@mail.chapman.edu 15
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  • Matt Martinez 123 Main Street (714) 555-9865 Orange, CA 92866 sportymarti100@chapman.edu ---------------------------------------------- Matt Martinez 123 Main Street-Orange, CA 92866 (714)555-9865 marti@chapman.edu 16
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  • Do you need an objective statement? If not, why? If yes, what? 17
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  • 18 Chapman University Orange, CA May 2013 B.S. in Economics, May 2006 3.9 GPA Include: Degree/Major/Minor/Grad Date/Class Standing Options: All Schools attended? High School? GPA/Honors, Study Abroad Courses/Projects, Thesis Do they all go under Education? What order?
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  • Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts May 2015 BA in Public Relations and Advertising GPA 4.0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BS in Business Administration Finance Emphasis Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics May 2015 (3.7 GPA) Associates of Sciences Degree in Business Fullerton Junior College Graduated with Honors (May 2013) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BS in Business Administration Entrepreneurship Emphasis May 2014 Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics Presidential Scholarship, Chancellors List Study Abroad: Spain 19
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  • STUDY ABROAD/INTERNATIONAL STUDIES College International De Cannes France Dates Enrolled in intensive French language courses Traveled throughout France University of Salamanca SpainDates RELEVANT COURSES History of Film International Marketing Visual Storytelling, Global Business Marketing Film Aesthetics Journalism Theory and Practice 20
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  • Include Employer Name city, state Dates employed Descriptive job title Can be paid/non paid Projects? How many do you include How do you prioritize 21
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  • Use phrases not sentences Condense without losing meaning Start with action verbs Use buzz words specific to industry Dont underestimate what you did! Bullet or paragraph format Must match skill set of what you want 22
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  • Inventoried and stocked all medical supplies; created a more streamlined tracking system Conducted short and long range investment analyses on NYSE stocks using Lotus Built loyal clientele of regulars in addition to tourist trade Managed a $5000 budget 23
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  • 24 Finance Intern PAINE WEBBER INCORPORATED, Newport Beach, CA Summer 2012 Assisted financial consultants with prospecting new clients Researched equities and mutual funds Worked independently on statistical and program planning projects Organized client files and developed client follow up procedures Recognized for being a dedicated and reliable employee
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  • Lead Server Watsons Restaurant -Orange, CA 2012 Present Provide exceptional service in fast-paced setting ensuring positive dining experience Motivate team to work quickly and efficiently Plan and coordinate schedules Train and supervise new staff 25
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  • Use projects: teams/solo Describe what you did Identify skill sets Consider activities/community service 26
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  • Specific Project/Team/Independent What you did Design experiments, collect and analyze data Construct stimuli Lab Skills/Statistical packages: SPSS, SAS, R Conference Presentations/Publications 27
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  • List team/independent projects Identify relevant skills, use action verbs PR/Ad Campaign, Entertainment Marketing, Research, Accounting, Production Experience Developed advertising campaign using social media Created public service campaign Designed press kit 28
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  • President Sorority 2013 present Lead meetings of over 40 members Increased membership by 15% in one year Substantially increased number of service hours given by club members 29
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  • Chancellors List Presidential Scholar (highest award for freshmen) Graduated with Honors Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society (top 25% class) Employee of Month Deans List, 4 semesters Basketball Team, Most Valuable Player 30
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  • Research Projects Research Skills Lab Skills Publications Manuscripts Conference Presentations Stat Packages 31
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  • Professional Affiliations Leadership/Offices held Technical/Computer Skills Languages Community Involvement STUDY ABROAD/international studies 32
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  • Be sure to have someone proofread your resume for spelling, typos, and grammar Create a visually appealing resume 1 picture frame margin Effective utilization of white space Effective use of boldfacing, italics, caps Placement of headings 33
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  • Too much too little! Vague objective; resume is lacking focus Typos, grammatical errors Irrelevant or outdated information Poor layout 34
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  • Date of birth Marital status Photograph Personal data (gender, ethnicity, height, weight, political affiliation, etc.) Letters of recommendation Salary History (Unless requested) Date-Stamping References (Do NOT state: References Available Upon Request) 35
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  • Individualized to each company What you are applying to and why Pull from resume what is most relevant to position Put personality into it Wow them! 36
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  • Products, services Philosophy Company culture Review web page Search for recent news coverage Use vault.com or wetfeet.com to get insider views Glasssdoor.com 37
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  • Identify how you fit the job description Skills, personality, experience, education Ensure you sell yourself by identifying key points in cover letter 38
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  • Three main paragraphs: 1) Why you are writing 2) SELL IT: Why you are right for the position 3) Summarize How you learned about the position Referral, Job Listing Return Address Date (Inside Ad