RESUME FOR SOCIAL WORK_07

RESUME FOR SOCIAL WORK_07 - SJSU Career Services: Helping...

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SJSU Career Services: Helping you build your career “Resume Tips for Social Work Students ” Presented by: Anita Manuel, MA Career Counselor
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Agenda for today: { Resumes—Quick Tips! z How to write a TARGETED resume z Developing accomplishment statements z { What employers seek in candidates { Preparing for a job fair—Bridging the Gap 08 { What’s Next?
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Your resume and the job search { Job Search is a Marketing Campaign ¾ Product – Your skills/ experience ¾ Consumer – Employer { Your Resume is YOUR Marketing Tool ¾ First contact with an employer ¾ Must catch their attention and speak to their needs { Important Questions: ¾ Who is your audience? What are their needs? ¾ What’s the connection between the “product” & the “consumer”
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A Resume is Like a Good Ad Your resume will create a first impression for the employer. Therefore it must: z Have a clear focus z Have a crisp, clean layout z Reflect your unique talents z Lead the employer to want to invite you in for an interview! Remember: z Your resume is not a laundry list of your skills and entire job history--it should include information targeted to a specific job or field!
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Step I: What do Employers want? Top 10 Qualities Employers Seek: 1. Communication skills (verbal & written) 2. Honesty/Integrity 3. Teamwork skills (works well with others) 4. Interpersonal skills 5. Motivation/Initiative 6. Strong work ethic 7. Analytical skills 8. Flexibility/adaptability 9. Computer skills 10. Detail Oriented According to NACE (2005)
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Job Descriptions : z What is the employer’s shopping list, specific skills outlined? Do they match what’s listed on your resume? Employer Websites : z What does the employer value, what populations do they serve, what resources and services do they provide? Networking : z Talk to people who work in the same job, field, or organization z Talk to fellow classmates and professors z Go to job fairs and networking events (professional associations) Do your research
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Step II: Taking inventory Make a list of skills you currently have: o List Educational Achievements o List Jobs, Internships, Volunteer experiences o Think about specific examples of abilities, and accomplishments o List any other relevant information: computer, language skills, activities, working with special populations/ages
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Specialized skills in social work z Language ability (bi-lingual) z Diversity and cultural competence z Working in a team (multidisciplinary) z z Treatment planning and case management z Crisis intervention z Resource management z Experience with specific populations z Counseling models (individual/group) Anything else?. ...
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