Class 3 - Resume Part 1

Class 3 - Resume Part 1 - BGMT 367 Building Your Resume –...

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Unformatted text preview: BGMT 367 Building Your Resume – Part 1 Section 0401 2 Agenda • Clip of the Week Activity • Purpose of the Resume • Key Components of the Resume • Do’s & Don’ts • Looking Ahead Fine Tuning Your Resume’s Content 2 3 • Straight down in a column, make a list of everything you’ve done since starting your post-high school career – for example: – Jobs – Summer Jobs & Internships – Fraternities / Sororities – Clubs & Organizations – Sports Teams – Religious Groups – Volunteering – Awards won & recognition received (Deans list, project or competition winner, etc) – Special skills or certifications • As we go through class assign a ‘bucket” to each with a capital letter in the margin Class Activity 3 4 • Now that you’ve done an analysis of your skills and strengths, it’s time to make your resume! • Employers spend about 15-30 seconds on each resume – make your resume stand out – A good resume is clearly balanced – you have something to write to in each section – A strong resume has content in each section – If you don’t have content in some of your sections, that tells you what you need to work on before going out to get that next internship or job • Format is key – Do you have all of the key components? – Is it structured the right way? – How much white space do you have? – Is it “un-boring”? • Formatting is key – Did you use bold, italics, and underline to your advantage? – Does it read well? – No more than one page • Pay attention to detail – Proofread, proofread, and proofread again! First Impressions are Everything… 4 5 Resumes – Side by Side 5 XXXX Current Address: XXX Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802 Phone (203) 555-8190 Permanent Address: 153 Keeler Drive XXXX Phone (203) 555-3492 Email Address: [email protected] OBJECTIVE To obtain an internship in a consumer-based industry that will utilize and augment my current skills in marketing information systems. EDUCATION James Madison University Harrisonburg, Virginia University of Antwerp, Spring 2004 Antwerp, Belgium Expected Graduation Date, May 2006 Major: Marketing; Concentration in Marketing Information Systems and European Business Participant, James Madison University Honors Program, Fall 2002-present Cumulative GPA: 3.649 Major GPA: 3.707 WORK James Madison University Recreation (UREC) Harrisonburg, Virginia EXPERIENCE Promoted to Service Assistant from Practicum position...
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