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1 Facilitator’s Name Phone Number Email Address WRITE A WINNING RESUMEFacilitator’s NamePhone NumberAddresscreating a resume with impact!
2 Job Search Success Pyramid The ICC offers several workshops to help you through the job search process.Don’t forget to take Self-Assessments or try Informational Interviews before starting the Job Search Success Pyramid. Ask an ICC advisor for more info.
3 Purpose Your resume is your Marketing Brochure Identifies what you have to offerExplains what contributions you can makeTargeted directly to the specific needs of the employerCan be given to referencesUsed in the interview as a guide by employerMain purpose: to get you an interview!
4 Resume Formats CHRONOLOGICAL FORMAT Easy to read, employer preferredPresents education and work experience in reverse chronological orderTIP! Very effective if majority of education and work experience is related to objective
5 Resume Formats FUNCTIONAL FORMAT Focuses on skills and abilities you have used that relate to the objectiveOften used by career changers, graduate students and postdocsGroups experience (including volunteer work and extracurricular activities) under functional skill headings (e.g. research, writing, marketing)
6 Resume Formats COMBINATION FORMAT Uses elements of both Chronological and Functional FormatStresses skills and abilitiesProvides job/experience descriptionsTIP! See Career Resource Manual for an example!
7 Resume Formats-Government Federal resumes have unique requirementsCheck for informationSee an ICC Coordinator for assistance
8 Resume Formats CURRICULUM VITAE (C.V.) Used by individuals seeking teaching and/or research positions in a post-secondary institution or high-level research industryOften two or three pages for master or doctoral candidatesWorkshops for C.V. writing are available by the Internship & Career Center.
9 Necessary Categories TITLE BLOCK/HEADING Your name Address (include local and permanent if applicable)Daytime telephone number - don’t forget area codes – more than one number is o.k.- make it easy for the employer to reach youMake sure your voice message is professional sounding – no music, jokes, etc.address – moniker should be professional, create a separate account exclusively for job search if needed through one of free ISPs
10 Necessary Categories OBJECTIVE Need only be the job title you are applying forMany career hubs will allow you to upload more than one version of your resume and designate which one to be “active”Statements such as, “A challenging position that will utilize my ___ skills” is not necessary – recruiters just want to know what position you are applying for
11 Necessary Categories SUMMARY OR SKILLS Can be bulleted or in columns For examples, see the Career Resource ManualList skills you can perform with little or no directionGeneral skills, including communication (written and verbal), problem-solving, managerial, etc.Visit for Summary ideas
12 Necessary Categories SUMMARY/SKILLS continued Research - list research skills with which you are familiarLaboratory - list techniques, procedures and/or equipmentLanguage - indicate fluency level, specify if you can read/write/speak the languageComputer – list software applicationscan use “Proficient in” and “Familiar with” to qualify skill levelIT resumes will list hardware, software, operating systems, etc.
13 Necessary Categories EDUCATION List highest degree first, followed by other degrees received; date to be conferredAA is optional unless it has relevance to the job objectiveHigh school diploma not necessaryGPA if 3.0+ (check specific major for guidelines)
14 Necessary Categories EDUCATION List Relevant Coursework See Career Resource Manual for examplesPut in columns or can list in bullet format with a brief description, for example:Research Methods in Psychology: Designed and conducted experimental and non-experimental studies, doing descriptive statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, data collection and analysis, results interpretation and report writing.
15 Necessary Categories EXPERIENCE List job title, employer, city, state, dates of employmentList jobs in reverse chronological orderUse accomplishment statements whenever possible to describe experience and add impactStart with an action verb to add interest
16 Necessary Categories EXPERIENCE continued Accomplishment statements examples:Reorganized pharmaceutical sample cabinet and developed inventory tracking system to ensure sample medications were consistently stocked and easy to locate by physicians and staff.Promoted to team lead as a result of consistently demonstrating excellent organizational skills and completing projects on or before deadlines.
17 Necessary Categories EXPERIENCE continued When not using an accomplishment statement, describe how well you performed job tasksStart bullet point with an adverb, for example:Accurately filed documents to ensure staff had easy and quick access to all critical information.Strictly adhered to all safety and infection prevention standards.Tactfully and courteously handled difficult customers at busy, high-volume retail outlet.
18 Necessary Categories EXPERIENCE continued Use the SAR approach to brainstorm accomplishmentsSituation, Action, ResultQuantify results when possibleRan culture studies on 85 amoebas, daily, over a two-month time period contributing to three successful research projects
19 Necessary Categories EXPERIENCE continued Add impact to your resume by giving a sense of scope:Fast-paced office (store, restaurant)Seven person teamTen person office$80 million dollar companyUpscale restaurantPopular eateryHigh volume storeHighest volume store in the tri-county regionSupervised 10 member teamPromoted to team lead within 3 months
20 Necessary Categories EXPERIENCE continued Create special sections (e.g. Related Experience, Research Experience, Marketing ExperienceFor examples, see Career Resource ManualMay include significant academic assignments and relevant extra-curricular activities
21 Optional Categories Honors/Awards/Hobbies/Interests Avoid listing those which may be controversialExtra-Curricular Activities/Professional AffiliationsList memberships and offices heldLicenses, Certifications, Credentials, TrainingRelated items only (CPR, First Aid, Hazardous Materials Training, Prof. Engr., MCSE, etc.)Place in Summary/Skills section if important to job requirements
22 Optional Categories Publications Computer Skills Military Service List articles published and those accepted for publicationMay include in experience sectionComputer SkillsUnless critical for job then put in Summary/Skills section at top of resumeMilitary Service
23 General Guidelines Length Layout – DO NOT use a template Generally 1 page (especially recent grads)Two pages with extensive related experienceLayout – DO NOT use a templateMust be easy to read – most resumes get a 20 second glance, initiallyUse white space, bullet points (non-bulleted o.k. as long as text is limited to one or two short sentences; avoid large paragraphs or big blocks of type).Choose standard font in point sizeName should be in larger font but 18pt max
24 General Guidelines Layout continued Paper color – white, beige, grey, ivory24 lb. quality resume paper, one-sided onlyProofread!! Have at least three other people read your resume. Don’t rely on Spell-check!Watch present/past tenseNo personal pronounsTailor contents to each jobNo need to use line, “References furnished upon request” – recruiters know this already
25 The Cover Letter Should always accompany each resume you send out Establishes personal contactIntroduces resume, highlights experience and promotes your eligibilityAddress it to a specific personPrint on good quality paper (match resume)Use standard business format Stress how your skills, education, experience can benefit the employerClose by indicating your interest in the position and follow-up plans
26 Reference PageTake with you to an interview or include with resume only when requestedThree to six names; your contact information at the top, with the title, “REFERENCES”Ask before listing – include name and all contact information with addressNo relatives, friends, other studentsSend references a copy of your resumeNotify references if you think they may be contacted; provide information about the job you are applying forThank people who serve as a reference by sending thank you /note
27 THANK YOU!Attend the Online Resumes Workshop for specifics about electronic resumesAny questions?Visit icc.ucdavis.eduCallVisit the 2nd & 3rd floors of South Hall or the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center
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