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2 a document to market your skills, experience, education, and accomplishments to employers is meant to get you an interview is NOT your life history is very concise and easy to scan for information

3 a document that presents your qualifications for academic employment or graduate school addresses your education, research, teaching, publications, presentations, professional development, and academic accomplishments is rather lengthy and detailed is a guide to where you have been academically and professionally

4 utilize a 10 to 12 point, plain font use consistency in your presentation one page is preferred, but two pages are used when you have enough relevant experience the most impressive related experience should be towards the top of the page use action words to start your statements include industry related buzz words target it to the career field you are entering/job description you are applying for

5 Both Resume and CV Education, Honors, Internships/Related Experience, Research, Additional Involvement, Activities, Volunteer/Community Service, Skills, Work Experience, Related Coursework, Technical Skills Resume Objective, Profile/Summary CV Publications, Presentations, Professional Development/Conferences, Teaching Experience

6 use action verbs to describe what you did in each position or experience be descriptive and specific – write a full statement action verb + details + results = strong resume statement look at job postings to get ideas practice telling someone else what you did in each position or how you demonstrated each skill

7 LEAH M. HELPER 2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454 612.330.3333,

8 PROFILE: Motivated entry-level professional with a solid understanding of family systems and counseling psychology. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Experienced in developing and implementing youth programs. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Highly motivated entry level professional with a solid understanding of community issues Ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures Proven effectiveness in developing and implementing programs for children and families Excellent communication, writing, and research skills

9 EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN May 20XX Major: PsychologyMinor: Communication Studies GPA: 3.7 Honors: Deans List, Psychology Honor Society, Augsburg Academic Scholarship Study Abroad: University of Galway, Galway, Ireland Spring 20XX

10 RESEARCH Statistics and Methods Research Project, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN Spring 20XX Examined the correlation between attachments styles and young adults from divorced families Hypothesized that individuals from divorced families would be more likely to have an insecure attachment style Discovered that there was no statistical correlation between attachment styles and divorced families

11 RELATED EXPERIENCE Intern, Crisis Nursery, Minneapolis, MN, Spring 20XX Selected to demonstrate therapeutic interventions to volunteers at a newly developed parent-child educational and therapeutic group Consulted with another therapists regarding client case management Intern, Washburn Child Guidance Center, Minneapolis, MN, Fall 20XX Taught emotional regulation and social skills to preschoolers in a classroom setting Provided therapeutic interventions for children, ages two to ten, who were at risk of neglect and abuse Counseled children and parents with many emotional and mental difficulties to help create a safe home environment

12 WORK EXPERIENCE Student Worker, Augsburg Admissions Office, Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 20XX – May 20XX Promoted the college to prospective students by giving campus tours and providing them with college information Provided administrative tasks including student mailings, filing, and data entry Server, Applebees, Minneapolis, MN, June 20XX – May 20XX Trained new employees and evaluated their performance Succeeded in providing excellent customer service to six tables of people by multitasking and prioritizing orders

13 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Student Member, American Psychological Association Student Member, American Counseling Association

14 PUBLICATIONS Helper, L.M. (20XX). Stress, Culture, and Aggression: A Review. Journal of Psychology, 53(17), 945-957. PRESENTATIONS Helper, L.M. (20XX). Ace their first jobs: tips for the millennial generation at work. A breakout session presented at the MCDA conference, Minneapolis, MN: May 4, 20XX.

15 ACTIVITIES Student Orientation LeaderSept. 20XX – May 20XX Student SenateSept. 20XX – May 20XX

16 COMMUNITY SERVICE Volunteer, Meals on Wheels, Minneapolis, MN, Jan. 20XX – Aug. 20XX Sunday School Teacher, St. Edwards, Bloomington, MN, Oct. 20XX – April 20XX

17 TECHNICAL PC/Macintosh: Vista, Excel, Power Point, JAVA, Internet, Email

18 include a cover letter with your resume print on good quality resume paper when emailing your resume, label your attachments with your name set up a professional email account after submitting your resume, follow up with an email, or phone call

19 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 about the salary expectations section? who should I put down as references?

20 and-Videos

21 make each cover letter fit the job you are applying for use your experience and relate it to the job express passion for the kind of work you will be doing add something in the letter that states how what the organization does/mission fits with your values or interests





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