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1 The RESUME… Steps to creating a resume that will get noticed

2 A Personal Advertising Campaign Key Elements of any successful advertisement  Attracts attention of the buyer  Meets a need either known or unknown  Attracts attention to the benefits of the product…YOU!  Creates an urgency or a curiosity

3 Most importantly…. It does it all Quickly and Efficiently

4 YOUR Resume… YOUR Ad Campaign Your name goes at the top at least 2 font sizes larger than the largest font in your resume. Joseph A Student PO Box , Cincinnati OH

5 You need an OBJECTIVE… Joseph A. Student PO Box , Cincinnati OH OBJECTIVE To obtain a position with the Cincinnati Zoo as an Otter Expert.

6 Because THIS is your most recent career.. Joseph A Student PO Box , Cincinnati OH OBJECTIVE To obtain a position with the Cincinnati Zoo as an Otter Expert. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Otter Science

7 NOTE…. Aside from your header, EVERYTHING so far is on the LEFT side of the page Your headings are all caps and BOLD You spell out the degree for the person so there is no guess work You use one of the 5 most used fonts so that all computers can read it without anything looking like …. Expect#d 200&? (Times New Roman, Arial, Arial Narrow, Courier, Courier New)

8 Joseph A Student PO Box , Cincinnati OH OBJECTIVE To obtain a position with the Cincinnati Zoo as an Otter Expert. EDUCATION University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH Bachelor of Science, Otter Science Expected June 2014 GPA 3.5/4.0 Funded 80% of education not paid for by grants or scholarships RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Alaskan Wildlife Preserve and Medical Facility, Anchorage, Alaska Zoological Assistant; Internship May 2010-September 2010

9 POINTS to REMEMBER… WHAT YOU DO is always more important than WHERE YOU DO IT GPA only goes on IF it is 3.0 or Better on a 4.0 scale IF you are funding your education… not here on scholarship or parental funding… make note of that ALL dates go on the right side creating a clean line

10 EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Otter Science Expected June 2012 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH GPA 3.5/4.0 Funded 80% of education not paid for by grants or scholarships RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Zoological Assistant; Internship May 2008-September 2008 Alaskan Wildlife Preserve and Medical Facility, Anchorage, Alaska Assisted 15 otters in birthing the first otters born in AW Preserve Maintained statistics on infant feedings and cow management of young Developed an accurate tracking system allowing 10 of the young to be released into the sea while relaying hourly statistics to the computer

11 VISUAL APPEAL…. Screeching Tires & Breaking Glass Between three & five relevant, impacting, bullets POWER verbs from their ad should be used to describe activities and accomplishments (screeching tires) Keep a clean space / White space under the dates… allows for eye relief… allows for easy skimming Use numbers (1-2,000) or % whenever possible (Breaking glass)

12 Joseph A Student PO Box , Cincinnati OH OBJECTIVE To obtain a position with the Cincinnati Zoo as an Otter Expert. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Otter Science Expected June 2014 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH GPA 3.5/4.0 Funded 80% of education not paid for by grants or scholarships RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Zoological Assistant; Internship May 2008-September 2010 Alaskan Wildlife Preserve and Medical Facility, Anchorage, Alaska Assisted 15 otters in birthing the first otters born in Preserve Maintained statistics on infant feedings and cow management of young Developed an accurate tracking system allowing 10 of the young to be released into the sea while relaying hourly statistics to the computer AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS Recipient, Greyskin Scholarship, OtterPeopleUSA, Cincinnati,OH, 2009 Recipient, Deans List, University of Cincinnati 11/12 Quarters, Cincinnati, OH Vice President, Students for Wildlife Preservation, University of Cincinnati, Cin..

13 Joseph A Student PO Box , Cincinnati OH OBJECTIVE EDUCATION RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS SKILLS Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint WAF gauging meter Thermostatic control device for aquatic mammal containers Harpoon handling

14 NEVER DO… NO NEED TO DO High School is a thing of the past. High school awards or honors may stay on resume until you have three non HS related things to replace them No need to put “references available” Have them ready in an interview, but do not put the line on the resume

15 By your Junior year… Do a web search on your name… what pops up?  Google, and all other search engines  Facebook, MySpace Keep an ongoing list of skills as you develop them (throughout college) Do community service or volunteer work as often as time permits, keep track of names, dates and locations

16 13 Ways Your Resume Can Say 'I'm Unprofessional' By Lisa Vaas Hiring pros share the faux pas they find in real resumes, including:  wacky addresses  defunct phone numbers and  cookie-cutter templates.

17 A Visit to the Career Development Center can SAVE You $$$$$$ Professional services charge between $200 and $500 for helping you create a resume Your Resume has 10 Seconds to Grab an Employer's Attention. Don't let your Resume be Tossed in the Trash. Final Offer: Save 25% on a Professionally Written Resume from CareerBuilder.com on a Professionally Written Resume from CareerBuilder.com Use coupon code 10wk18b. This is your Last Chance to Save! Coupon expires on 8/28/07

18 Through CDC these services are FREE These are a sample of the Prices if you wait…. Select Your Resume Package Director to C-Level - $269 Carefully crafted Executive Resume 2+ Years Experience - $199 Carefully crafted Professional Resume Recent Graduate / 0-2 Years Experience - $169 Carefully crafted Collegiate Resume Select Optional Features Cover Letter - $50 Custom-made template for your changing cover letter needs Thank You Letter - $15 Targeted thank you letter template References - $10 Comprehensive listing of your references

19 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER Visit often Utilize the resources available to you at no charge (you pay for these services through your student fees) Go to the Career Fairs AND TALK to recruiters Sign up for Video Mock Interviews Use Interview Stream as often as you can NETWORK Informational Interviews at EVERY opportunity Meet with your Career Coach to be sure you are on track!


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