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A resume is a factual representation of your skills, abilities, background Your resume should highlight any of your qualifications/skills related to job openings Chronological resumes are preferred by most Employers Recruiters spend AT MOST seconds reviewing a resume
Font styles - Arial, Times New Roman, or Calibri Font sizes between10-12 (Name can be larger) Margins should be ” wide CAPS, bolding, underlining and bullets make it easier to read Print on cotton bond paper (white or crème) One page only, unless you have significant previous experience; then two pages at most Remember recruiters spend between seconds on any given resume!
Include keywords found in job openings Do not use the words me, my or I Use short phrases beginning with action words Periods are not needed Do not use acronyms (ie: BBA) Make sure you use correct grammar, tenses and spelling Use spell check and have someone else review it before you turn it in
Your resume MUST be submitted in the CSPD format and will be graded according to the Resume Grading Rubric: NON-CAP students (in class) Wednesday, February 12 th (Section 1) Thursday, February 13 th (Section 3) CAP students ( résumé to Both sections due NO LATER than 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 13 th
HEADING CAREER OBJECTIVE SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE ACTIVITIES AND HONORS ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Your Contact information: (Center at top of page) Include name, address, , phone number. List a professional address to ensure a positive first impression. What do you think??? OR
Is it necessary? X Yes No How long? 1, 2, or 3 sentences/phrases? Objective should be employer-centered not self-centered.
I am seeking a professional position with a progressive, stable organization where I can use my background and skills to grow with your company and one that offers opportunities for career advancement The Business Development Account Manager position with Worldwide Express A summer 2014 internship in the Financial Analyst Internship Program with USAA
Identify 3-5 key skills that support the career objective Use relevant keywords that mirror job opening Some Examples: Intermediate skills in Spanish Over four years experience performing various accounting procedures Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of personality styles
The University of Texas at San Antonio Bachelor of Business Administration in … (major) Expected Graduation: May 2014 Cumulative GPA: 3.39 Major GPA: 3.88 (Do NOT round up on GPA) Relevant Coursework (List only your upper-level courses in your major) Organizational Theory Managing Human Relations Management Science Principles of Marketing * Omit high school in your education section if you have completed more than one year of college
Use long sentences, even using paragraphs, to describe every task I completed on a job. (True/False) I need to list EVERY single job I had. (True/False) I can include paid, volunteer, intern, or cooperative education experiences that are relevant to the objective. (True/False)
Use bulleted phrases using action verbs to highlight achievements - YES Should I include accomplishments for each job? - YES What about stats/numbers that describe the results of my contributions (i.e., "increased sales by $10,000 in a quarter“)? YES Should I list my References - NO – References do not go on your resume – listed separately
Some “good” examples: Selected by Management to train 6 new employees on corporate policy and procedure Promoted to Shift Manager after 4 months of service Accurately balanced $10,000 cash drawer daily Some “not so good” examples: Provided assistance to vendors/visitors I have excellent interpersonal and communication with my customers.
Include student organizations, volunteer activities, scholarships and academic achievements. Make sure to list significant positions of responsibility; include title, name of organization/team, dates within your community service or extracurricular activities. List your leadership roles, achievements, contributions
Business Student Council, Student Chapter, UTSA, President present McDermott Scholarship, three years Dean’s List, UTSA, fall 2012-spring 2013 American Heart Association 5K Run, Volunteer Coordinator, present Habitat for Humanity, volunteer, 2012
Junior Achievement of South Texas, Volunteer; fall 2013, presented business topics to elementary students UTSA Career Action Program; spring 2013; College of Business program designed to promote professionalism and prepare business students for career opportunities
Fluent in Portuguese; conversational in French Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access Familiar with C++ and Java CPR and First Aid Certification, valid through August 2014
Make sure your resume is focused toward the field (and job) you want. Do NOT include references on your resume. Create a separate references page. Your resume MUST be absolutely free from grammatical, spelling, punctuation, usage, and typographical errors. Can include your contribution towards educational expenses (“Financed 100% of college expenses through part-time work”)
Career Center Wednesdays– 1:00 – 4:00 pm University Career Center – CSPD Mondays – 1:00- 4:00 pm Tuesday, February 4th– 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday, February 6 th – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
THURSDAY, February 20th 1:30-4:30 pm HUC Ballroom Center Approximately 100 employers in attendance
ADP Sales AllianceBernstein * Apple AT&T Retail Leadership Development Program Edward Jones Enterprise Holdings * Exxon Mobil Frost Bank Futurex GEICO Halliburton HEB Kohl’s Dept. Stores National Security Agency Northwestern Mutual PepsiCo Rackspace Hosting Reynolds & Reynolds State Farm Insurance TEKsystems Tesoro The Hartford Toyota Manufacturing Texas Dept. of Banking Texas Railroad Commission Union Pacific Railroad USAA U.S. Dept. of State U.S. Drug Enforcement Valero Energy Zachary Industrial