RESUME DEVELOPMENT PACKET AUGUST 2010 FINAL

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Resume Development – (IM) These materials introduce the Fox Signature resume, a vital tool in effective “impression management” (IM) and an important building block of student continuous improvement. Topics covered include the recommended three-bullet format and how best to transfer individual skills to a business context. CSPD staff also provides constructive feedback during an in-depth individual resume critique. The Fox “Signature” Resume The contents of your resume should present your education, skills, and accomplishments as a personal “brand.” In much the same way, the CSPD resume style is another strategic tool designed to promote your brand and position you for competitive advantage. Accordingly, we encourage students to adopt and to view the “Fox Signature format” as a value-added enhancement that identifies Fox students as competent and promising business professionals. To download a copy of the Fox resume visit www.sbm.temple.edu/cspd 1. Click on Job Search tab at the top of the page 2. Click on Resume Guide and Sample Resumes on the left 3. Click on CSPD resume guide (resume samples are also downloadable) 4. Adjust margins: “Page Layout”, then click “margins” - Type “1” Left, Right, Top, Bottom Center for Student Professional Development Resume Development Packet 1
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5. Type over existing text to insert your information. Center for Student Professional Development Resume Development Packet 2
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Resume Development Remember the basics Resumes are often the applicant’s initial contact with prospective employers. The most effective documents are one-page, fact-based, and focus on accomplishments and skills rather than on basic responsibilities or job duties. Resumes should… Be listed in reverse chronological order Avoid use of the first person singular or possessive (I, me, my) Start sentences with action verbs: “Managed team of…”; “Designed spreadsheets…” Maintain consistent agreement of subject and verb (parallelism) Contain quantifiable evidence where possible, i.e. size of budget managed, number of persons supervised, percentage of sales increased etc. Be easy on the eye (legible 11 or 12 point text) with 1” margins and visual appeal Contain NO obvious references to age, gender, race, or marital status Be completely error-free Agree or Disagree ? 1. The address should take up only one line on a resume. Agree or Disagree? 2. It is perfectly acceptable to omit the GPA from a resume. Agree or Disagree? 3. Always paraphrase your job description when listing experience. Agree o r Disagree? 4. The objective of every resume is to obtain a job. Agree or Disagree? Center for Student Professional Development Resume Development Packet 3
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5. The following is a well written objective: Agree or Disagree?
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