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RESUME WORKSHOP Preparing You For the World Illinois Eastern Community Colleges TRIO Student Advantage Network
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What is a resume? A resume is a personal summary of your professional history and qualifications. It includes information about your career goals, education, work experience, activities, honors, and any special skills you might have.
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Resume Workshop General Guidelines Preliminary Research Heading Objective Statement Education Employment Experience References Organizational Styles Reverse Chronological Style Functional Style Skills Style Imaginative Style
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General Guidelines Length : It is best to limit an entry-level resume to one typed page. Be as concise as possible in stating information in each section of your resume. Font : Avoid fonts smaller than 10 point and larger than 12 point. Paper : Use 8 1/2” x 11” 20 lb paper. Print your resume with a laser or high quality ink-jet printer.
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Preliminary Research Find out * General job information * Desired qualifications and skills * Key values and words Check with * Placement office files * WWW * Trade journals, magazines, and newsletters * Directories * Professors * Company literature
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Identifying Information Put your name, permanent and campus addresses, permanent and campus phone numbers, and email address prominently at the top of your resume. Avoid using a nickname to identify yourself. Consider including your URL address or fax number if you have one. YOUR NAME Mailing Address City, State, Zip E-mail Address Phone Number
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Objective Statement One to three sentence summary of your area of expertise and career interest. Write as complete sentences or as descriptive phrases with minimal punctuation. Relate your existing skills directly to the job you are seeking. Demonstrate what you can do for the company rather than what they can do for you.
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Objective Statement Avoid over generalized statements: A position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas. Avoid statements that focus only on what a company can do for you: A position where I gain experience in working on biological problems. Make the statement as specific as possible: A position which allows me to apply my background in engineering and high performance computing to biological problems.
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Summary of Qualifications Statement This statement can replace or be used in addition to the objective statement. Write one short paragraph or a bulleted list of qualifications. Use a summary of qualifications statement to emphasize skills you possess that aren’t obvious from your past work experiences.
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Summary of Qualifications Statement Summary of Qualifications A Junior Mechanical Engineering Major with expertise in the following areas: *
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