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RESUME WRITING A resume is a representation of YOU on paper; it is a summary of your goals, education, experience, strengths, and interests.

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1 RESUME WRITING A resume is a representation of YOU on paper; it is a summary of your goals, education, experience, strengths, and interests.

2 Things to Remember You only have ONE chance to make a FIRST impression. Your resume may be the first impression an employer gets of YOU. Studies indicate that typically a resume gets 45 seconds of attention before an employer is either 1) interested, or 2) sets it aside. Fit your resume on ONE page. Use ~12 pt font. Print on good quality paper – white, ivory, pastel. Your resume will be changed and adapted as you gain education, experience, and career objectives.

3 Sections of the Resume 1. Contact info. 2. Objective 3. Education 4. Employment history 5. Skills/expertise 6. Activities/honors/ service 7. References

4 Contact Information Your name Your permanent address Your home phone number Your cell phone number Your e-mail address

5 Career or Job Objective The objective is geared toward the job for which youre applying. If your resume is for no particular job, leave out the objective. Example: Objective: A summer internship as an apprentice with an auto repair shop that will utilize my education and training in auto mechanics.

6 Education Name and location of school Degree and graduation date Major and minor GPA ( If youre still in high school, list your projected graduation date)

7 Employment History List all previous and present employers Place of employment Dates of employment Job title Job responsibilities

8 Skills and Qualifications Special skills you possess that pertain to the job: leadership, keyboarding, welding, foreign language, public speaking, organization, software proficiency (give examples, list courses, positions held, programs used, etc.)

9 Activities – Honors - Service Your leadership, sociability, and energy level is shown by your involvement in different activities. Clubs, sports, community service, academic and other honors Include dates and offices held

10 References * Include all contact information* References Available Upon Request TEACHER or ADMINISTRATOR EMPLOYER CLUB SPONSOR COLLEAGUEFRIEND OR NEIGHBOR WHO WORKS IN YOUR AREA OF INTEREST

11 STOP!! Do not forget : PROOFREAD REVISE AS NEEDED SPELLING ERRORS ARE UNACCEPTABLE

12 Example Resume College graduate Technically oriented

13 Contact Information: Michael Patrick Lynch 101 Provins Drive Tullahoma, TN 37388 (931) 455-5555 (931) 224-3644 lynchmp@auburn.edu Education: Graduated May 2002 from Tullahoma High School (TN), honors diploma Graduated August 7, 2006 with B.S. in Computer Science, Auburn University GPA: 3.21 Employment History: Auburn University Office of Information TechnologyOct. 2004-Aug. 2006 Helpdesk Consultant Auburn University, CSSE Dept.Jan. 2006-May 2006 Undergraduate TA – Personal Computer Applications (COMP 1000) Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA), Arnold AFB, TNMay 2005-Aug. 2005 Summer Intern Village Photographers, Auburn, ALMar. 2004-Oct. 2004 Photo Manager, Computer Network Administrator, Photographer Computer Café, Tullahoma, TN2000-2002, plus college breaks Senior Technician, Main Billing Contact Animal Clinic of Tullahoma, Tullahoma, TN1998-2006 as available Computer Technician, Maintained Facilities, Odd Jobs

14 Technical Expertise: Languages/APIs, etc. Operating Systems/Software: Java (J2SE) Linux C++ Win95/98/200/Mc/XP C#.NET MAC OS X Perl Apache HTTP Server PHP MySQL HTML/CSS MS Visual Studio 2005 XML MS Visio, MS Office Apps Scheme Adobe Photoshop OpenGL Macromedia Dreamweaver SQL Assembly (x86 32-bit) Extracurricular Activities: Member, Auburn Action Campus Civitan, Fall 2004 – Spring 2006 Intramural Soccer – Co-ed league champions, Spring 2005 Hobbies: Guitar, Music Computers – Programming, Web Development, Games Soccer Photography Auburn Football Fan – WAR EAG LE


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