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1  Ana Eliason, Career & Internship Specialist Strommen Career and Internship Center

2 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    What is a resume or CV? o Which is best for you?  What is included in a resume  What is included in a CV  Writing effective skills phrases o Give it a try!  Questions?

3 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    How many of you have written a resume or CV before?  What is the purpose of a resume or CV?  Understanding the context for your resume or CV is really important in order to craft a successful document  Goal for Today = Provide you the tools to understand how to craft your own resume or CV

4 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    Primary difference: o Length, what is included, what each is used for  Resume o No more than 1-2 pages o Summary of skills, education, and experience o Typically tailored for specifics jobs/positions  Curriculum Vitae (CV) o At least 2 pages (no page limit) o Includes detailed synopsis of education, teaching, research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations o Complete bio –“sheet of life”

5 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    Use a CV when: o Applying for academic, education, scientific, or research positions o Applying for fellowships, scholarships, or grants o Applying for positions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia o Applying for internships (exceptions apply depending on industry) o Applying for graduate school (exceptions apply by program)  Use a resume when: o Applying for positions in business, industry, governmental, and non- profit jobs.

6 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    Start with a listing of all your experience and accomplishments.  Determine the audience for your resume or CV – you will likely use both types of documents during your career!  Consider how much information to include and how to best highlight your skills and accomplishments.  Select appropriate section headings to organize your resume.

7 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College   Resume Heading Professional Summary / Objective Education Work / Internship Experience Volunteer Experience Leadership / Activities Curriculum Vitae Relevant Coursework Specific Skills Honor and Awards Research Experience Relevant Experience Presentations / Publications Professional Organizations

8 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    Includes “general” information o Name o Phone Number – Check your voic & ringtone o Address o Address - MAKE SURE IT IS APPROPRIATE  Name should be bigger & bolder than the rest  Separate from the body using a line or graphic  Be conservative with graphics  Optional: May include LinkedIn profile address

9 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College   Objective  Your objective is optional  Focuses on YOUR interests and goal  If not on resume, it must be in your cover letter  Be clear & concise about what you want  If you are not specific, list your career interests Professional Summary  Also optional  Lists highlights of background relevant to employer  Encourages employer to read on  Helps highlight skills not evident in work history

10 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College   Must include :  Institution name and location  City & state  Degree  Date of graduation  Major, minor, concentration Additional Options:  GPA (3.0 or higher)  Coursework  Lab skills  Computer skills  Scholarships  Dean’s list or honors  Study abroad  Research

11 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    May include experiences in separate sections or combined o Relevant or Related Experience o Research Experience o Teaching Experience o Internship Experience o Volunteer or Community Service Experience o Additional Experience  Basic information to include: o Your title o Name of company or organization, city & state o Dates employed/involeved o Responsibilities/duties/skills demonstrated

12 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College   Research Experience Options:  Institution and/or department  List faculty mentor or supervisor  Project summary or title  Use effective skills phrases Augsburg College - Department of Biology, Minneapolis, MN Summer 20XX Research Associate, Supervisor: Dr. Name  Perform genetic analysis of mutations causing hormone-independent signaling of the human luteinizing hormone receptor.

13 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    Skill phrases are action statements that describe your experiences.  Components of a skill phrase o Bullet point (avoid use of personal pronoun) o Action verbs in the past-tense o Specific skill that was learned or honed o Results of your work, or how or why you did the work. I DID THISAND THIS IS WHAT HAPPEND Task/DutyResultOutcome Created a database of company information ImprovedEfficiency

14 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College   Presentations  List the title of the presentation (in italics)  Where presentation was given o Conference, company, college, etc.  Date of presentation Publications  List the title of the document (in italics)  Indicate if published or if currently under review  Date published

15 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    Leadership experience & offices held o Student organizations o Include dates & titles  Honors & Scholarships  Clubs & Organizations  Professional memberships & conferences attended  Special Skills o Languages, technical skills  Computer Skills o List hardware, software, & platforms  International Experience

16 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    List on a separate page of same paper  Include o Name & title of person o Company or organization o Address o City, state, zip code o Phone number o address

17 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    Use formatting to make important information stand out  Make absolutely sure there are no mistakes o Spell check is not enough  Structure content to be applicable for specific positions o Refer to the job/internship/research description to ensure your resume or CV is appropriate  Final tips from professionals Final tips from professionals

18 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College    Career counselors are available to review your resume or CV and provide feedback  Call the office to schedule an appointment:  To view more resume/CV examples, visit the Strommen Career & Internship Center wiki website:

19 Ana Eliason  Strommen Career & Internship Center  Augsburg College  


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