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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.

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2  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 20-30 seconds reviewing a resume

3  Font styles - Arial, Times New Roman, or Calibri  Font sizes between10-12 (Name can be larger) Margins should be.8 - 1.0” 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 20- 30 seconds on any given resume!

4  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

5 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 (email résumé to Both sections due NO LATER than 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 13 th


7 Your Contact information: (Center at top of page)  Include name, address, email, phone number.  List a professional email address to ensure a positive first impression.  What do you think??? OR

8  Is it necessary? X Yes No  How long?  1, 2, or 3 sentences/phrases?  Objective should be employer-centered not self-centered.

9  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

10  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

11 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


13  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)

14  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

15 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.

16  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

17  Business Student Council, Student Chapter, UTSA, President - 2012-present  McDermott Scholarship, three years  Dean’s List, UTSA, fall 2012-spring 2013  American Heart Association 5K Run, Volunteer Coordinator, 2010 - present  Habitat for Humanity, volunteer, 2012

18  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

19  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

20  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”)

21 Career Center Wednesdays– 1:00 – 4:00 pm University Career Center – 2.02.04 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

22 THURSDAY, February 20th 1:30-4:30 pm HUC Ballroom Center  Approximately 100 employers in attendance

23  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


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