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Resume Assignment. Assignment You are to create a one-page resume AND a one-page cover letter as an application for employment. Use sample resume and.

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1 Resume Assignment

2 Assignment You are to create a one-page resume AND a one-page cover letter as an application for employment. Use sample resume and sample cover letter as examples to follow. Select a prospective employer from a Web site, personal experience, or a Career Service employment bulletin as the target recipient for your letter and resume.

3 Grading The assignment is intended to provide a template for future applications. The grade will be based on mechanics completeness (all parts) appearance content.

4 Draft 1: (2 pages) DUE FRIDAY Size Limit: 2 pages total (resume + cover letter) Font:1 page, 10 pt. font minimum for text, 16 pt. font maximum for headings Cover letter: 1 page, 12 pt. font, This "draft" should be a complete, printed, and polished product, NOT a "rough" draft or outline. The draft should be the best you can do. The iterative writing process is designed to make it better.

5 Draft 2, Final: (5 pages) NEXT FRI ALL copies of 1st draft, final drafts, and peer Grading form. Based on feedback reviews, revise and submit the final draft of resume and cover letter. Deliverables for Final Draft stapled together in the following order Page 1: Peer Review Summary: on top, with name of reviewers (see review guide sheet) Page 2: The final draft of your Cover Letter Page 3: The final draft of your Resume Page 4: Draft 1 of your Cover Letter Page 5: Draft 1 of your Resume

6 RESUME TIPS 5 Big Tips Your resume is about your future; not your past. It is not a confessional. You don't have to "tell all." Stick to what's relevant and marketable. Don't list all of job descriptions. Write achievements! Promote only skills you enjoy using. Never write about things you don't want to repeat Be honest. You can be creative, but don't lie.

7 Strategy Choose a target job Find out what skills, experience are needed for that job. List of the primary jobs you've held, in chronological order. List of training & education that's related to the job you want

8 Make a list of your skills that make you a good candidate For each skill, think of several accomplishments to illustrate skill Describe accomplishments Use simple, powerful, action statement Strategy

9 Parts of Resume Heading (Your Identification) name current and home address telephone numbers and addresses URL for a personal homepage is optional Maybe link to a more comprehensive resume

10 Objective Title, if you know it Engineer" or Programmer" Area of work Software Engineering" or Interface Design" Areas of specialization "with an emphasis on new business development" "focusing on graphic design" Use only if… a simple objective statement needs to be defined. In most cases it isn't necessary

11 Avoid fluff like "challenging position "room for advancement "opportunity to grow.

12 Education School, location, graduation date (month/year), degree (either written out or abbreviations) e.g., A.B., B.S.E., Ph.D. GPA (almost always) Overall or in-major if one or both are at least 3.0 Experience unpaid internships paid summer employment part-time or full time extensive volunteer opportunities or work-study

13 Skills Computer skills (Languages, Hardware, Software), Foreign languages you can read or speak Certifications specific examinations passed (MS) Actuarial Exams Equipment you can operate Activities and Interests Extracurricular activities, Involvement in student clubs Campus government Athletics Musical instruments can be appropriate

14 Other Sections PUBLICATIONS COMPUTER SKILLS CERTIFICATIONS PRESENTATIONS LAB SKILLS MEMBERSHIPS RESEARCH STUDY ABROAD TRAVEL ABROAD LANGUAGE SKILLS ACADEMIC PROJECTS THESIS

15 Format Types Chronological Functional What should NOT be included (in U.S.) Age Gender Religion political affiliation martial status social security number.


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