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REFINING YOUR RESUMEENGINEERING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION & INTERNSHIPPROGRAMThe purpose of a resume:A resume is a written communication; it has information about youreducation, experience, qualifications, and skills to produce results for an employer. Your resumeis a sales tool that introduces you to the employer and is a sample of how you communicate. Itssole purpose is to assist you in obtaining a personal interview.The two most important rules in resume writing are:Do not give a prospective employer reason to reject your resume.In other words,MAKEIT PERFECTin every way.This is a prospective employer’s first impression of you.Don’t let it also be the last!Give a prospective employer every reason to select your resume.In other words,SELLYOURSELF!This is no time to be modest.Spend the time to think of allresponsibilities you have had in previous work activities, volunteer experiences, andacademic endeavors.Present the best possible representation of yourself, and SELL it inthe interview!When putting together a resume, you need to think about:What do prospective employers wantto see?” and “Who is my audience?”To help you get started; here are some qualities you willwant to portray on your resume:Always Desired:Honesty & IntegrityDependabilityAbility to get the job doneResponsibilityTechnical Ability/ExperienceEnthusiasmUsually Desired:Common SenseProblem Solving SkillsInterpersonal/Communication SkillsProfessional BehaviorMaturitySelf-confidence and PoiseDecision Making AbilitiesAmbitionLeadership SkillsFlexibility/Adaptability to ChangeMotivational AbilitiesPerseveranceWritten Communication SkillsOral Communication SkillsTime Management SkillsComputer LiteracyFactors for a successful resume:Focuses on skills and uses action words to define the responsibilities of your job-relatedexperienceEasy to read and understand
Visually powerful and free of gimmicksNo photography in the resumeOne page in lengthLanguage is grammatically correct and free of spelling errors/mixed tensesStyle is formal. No contractions or abbreviationsProduced on a computerPrinted on high-quality paperData is presented in chronological order, with the most recent position cited firstUse action verbs to show professional accomplishmentsAdministeredAdvisedAnalyzedAssistedCalculatedComputedConductedCoordinatedDirectedDevelopedEstablishedExaminedFinancedFacilitatedHandledImplementedImprovedInstructedInterpretedMaintainedMentoredNegotiatedObservedOrganizedParticipatedPerformedReducedResearchedSolvedSupervisedTrainedTutoredUpdatedWroteDesign:Use white or off-white paperUse 8.5 x 11-inch paperPrint on one side of the paper

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Term
Spring
Professor
GANNON
Tags
E mail, Domain Name System, E mail address

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