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1 Resume Writing Heidi Lender, Assistant Director Dane Furfaro, Graduate Intern Career and Internship Center LL of Anderson Hall

2 RESUME’S BARNEY STINSON’S ADVICE... BARNEY STINSON’S ADVICE... BARNEY STINSON’S ADVICE... BARNEY STINSON’S ADVICE...

3 Resume Do’s and Dont’s How many pages? How many pages? One page is preferred One page is preferred Two pages are used when you have enough relevant experience to fill both pages Two pages are used when you have enough relevant experience to fill both pages Utilize point font size and have enough “white space” Utilize point font size and have enough “white space” The most impressive related experience should be on the top half of the page The most impressive related experience should be on the top half of the page

4 Resume Do’s and Dont’s Using a summary of qualifications at the top of the resume is highly recommended – this is your opportunity to catch the readers interest! Using a summary of qualifications at the top of the resume is highly recommended – this is your opportunity to catch the readers interest! Use action words to start your bullets or statements Use action words to start your bullets or statements Include industry “buzz words” whenever they are relevant Include industry “buzz words” whenever they are relevant

5 Resume Do’s and Dont’s Use consistency in your style and presentation of information Use consistency in your style and presentation of information Use quality resume paper and do not staple multiple pages Use quality resume paper and do not staple multiple pages Spell check and read through your resume twice, then have someone else read through and edit it Spell check and read through your resume twice, then have someone else read through and edit it

6 Chronological Resumes Focuses on work experience and skills developed through jobs, internships and community service Focuses on work experience and skills developed through jobs, internships and community service Jobs and internships are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent appearing first Jobs and internships are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent appearing first

7 Functional Resumes Highlights the skills which qualify you for the position you are applying for. Highlights the skills which qualify you for the position you are applying for. Downplays employment titles and dates Downplays employment titles and dates Very useful if you do not have much related work experience, or are making a significant career change Very useful if you do not have much related work experience, or are making a significant career change

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9 Important Notes: Include a cover letter with your resume Include a cover letter with your resume When ing your resume, label your attachments with your name When ing your resume, label your attachments with your name Use a professional address Use a professional address Be professional on social networking sites Be professional on social networking sites After mailing your resume, follow up with an or phone call After mailing your resume, follow up with an or phone call Pay attention to detail when filling out your application Pay attention to detail when filling out your application

10 Application Questions Do I need to fill out each section if I already have that information on my resume? Do I need to fill out each section if I already have that information on my resume? What do I put down for my reason for leaving? What do I put down for my reason for leaving? What about the salary expectations section? What about the salary expectations section? Who should I put down as references? Who should I put down as references?

11 COVER LETTERS YOUTUBE VIDEOCLIP YOUTUBE VIDEOCLIP YOUTUBE VIDEOCLIP YOUTUBE VIDEOCLIP

12 HOW DO YOU CAPTURE THEIR ATTENTION IN 8 SECONDS? Make each cover letter fit the job in which you are applying for Make each cover letter fit the job in which you are applying for Use your experience and relate it to the job Use your experience and relate it to the job Express passion for the kind of work you would be doing Express passion for the kind of work you would be doing Add something in the letter that states how what the organization does/mission fits with your values or interests Add something in the letter that states how what the organization does/mission fits with your values or interests

13 COVER LETTERS JAKE RYAN SAMPLE 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota October 11, 2009 Dan Howman Project Manager Pace Analytical Services, Inc Granada Avenue Minneapolis, MN Dear Mr. Howman:

14 INTRODUCTION I was excited to see your advertisement for the Chemist position on Augsburg College’s Augpost system. I have been looking for a position that would allow me to use my experience in research to work within a pharmaceutical environment, where the focus is on developing relationships with partners in the healthcare field. Pace’s mission fits extremely well with my values and passion to protect the environment and make the world healthier for everyone.

15 BODY OF LETTER I recently graduated from Augsburg College with a bachelor of arts in Chemistry and Computational Economics. During my junior year, I did an internship at the University of Minnesota’s Chemistry department. Within that position, I worked effectively on the team to develop useful methodologies for the synthesis of natural products as potential pharmaceuticals. I really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in the development, testing and research of new pharmaceuticals. My education, internship, and research experience have increased my abilities in the following areas: Effectiveness in testing and researching potential pharmaceuticals Effectiveness in testing and researching potential pharmaceuticals Strong analytical and problem solving skills Strong analytical and problem solving skills Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills Successfully worked with research teams regarding product development and suggestions for optimization Successfully worked with research teams regarding product development and suggestions for optimization

16 ENDING My work, education, and leadership experiences have allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. I am passionate about working within the field of pharmaceutical research and believe that I can make an important contribution to Pace Analytical Services Inc. I have enclosed my resume for your further consideration. I thank you in advance and look forward to meeting with you soon. Sincerely, Jake R. Sample Enclosure

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