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Resumes. First off…  The templates  The spelling mistakes  The Deans list  Summary of qualifications.

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1 Resumes

2 First off…  The templates  The spelling mistakes  The Deans list  Summary of qualifications

3 Key Components  Heading  Objective  Education  Possible Relevant Coursework  Experience  Activities  Skills

4 Additional Components  Professional affiliations  Honors, awards and activities  Campus/community involvements  Leadership activities  Foreign language proficiency  Computer applications  Volunteer experiences  References (addendum to resume)

5 Formatting & Appearance  Make your name stand out with a bold, larger font size  Use standard fonts such as Times New Roman or Courier  Type Size: Point  White, beige, or light gray quality bond paper  Use a laser printer for best finish  Length should generally be one page unless you have extensive experience or graduate school work

6 Heading Includes contact information: –Top of the page –Name: large and bold –Address: street, town, state & zip code –Telephone number(s): with professional message – address: professional looking, check on a daily basis –Website (optional)

7 Sample Headings Mike Jones 1 Meadow Way Altamonte Springs, FL (407) Susan Williams Current AddressPermanent Address 325 Maple St 55 Sycamore Drive Orlando, FL 32837Miami, FL (407) (305) CHRIS SMITH 83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL  (407) 

8 CHRIS SMITH 83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL (407) 

9 Objective  Short  Specific  Type of position  Preferred work environment  Specialized skills  Tailor to each position  What you can do for the employer

10 Sample Objectives  To obtain an position in the Marketing industry  To work with a progressive Biomedical firm to develop a corporate outreach  Paralegal position with opportunity to conduct title searches and other research  Tax professional with a national accounting firm  Special Education position with Orange County Public Schools  Part-time legal assistant position with a law firm focusing on environmental issues

11 CHRIS SMITH 83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL (407)  OBJECTIVE Laboratory position in diagnostic microbiology or related field.

12 Education  Educational institutions or specialized training programs you have attended  Name and location of the institution  Major, minor and area of concentration  Graduation or anticipated graduation date  GPA – if 3.2 or higher  Certifications and/or licensure related to employment goal  Relevant coursework and/or thesis may be included (or made an individual heading)

13 Samples of Education Section EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Bachelor of ScienceMay 2003 Major: Biology GPA: 3.5 Valencia Community CollegeOrlando, FL Associates of ArtsMay 2001 EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Master of Social WorkMay 2003 Bachelor of ScienceMay 2001 Major: Social Work Minor: Psychology

14 OBJECTIVE Laboratory position in diagnostic microbiology or related field. EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Bachelor of ScienceMay 2003 Major: Biology GPA: 3.5 Relevant Courses: Medical MicrobiologyMolecular Genetics Microbiology PhysiologyImmunology Food MicrobiologyVirology CHRIS SMITH 83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL (407) 

15 Professional Experience  Related employment (full-time or part-time)  Internships (paid or unpaid)  Co-op  Summer jobs  Volunteer/Service learning  Senior projects or academic research

16 Samples of Experience Washington Mutual Orlando, FL Accounting InternMay – Aug 2003 Reviewed and corrected accounting entries, assisted with financial planning input and analysis, and generated reports. (Accounting corrections revealed nearly $50,000 in unpaid bills and mislaid funds.) University of Central Florida, College of Business Orlando, FL Graduate AssistantAug 2002 – present Assist in class preparation, update computer files, internet research, and other organizational functions Present workshops on resume writing and interviewing preparation Provide individual career guidance and academic advising

17 CHRIS SMITH 83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL (407)  OBJECTIVE Laboratory position in diagnostic microbiology or related field. EDUCATION University of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Bachelor of ScienceMay 2003 Major: Biology, GPA: 3.5 Relevant Courses: Medical MicrobiologyMolecular Genetics Microbiology PhysiologyImmunology Food MicrobiologyVirology SKILLS Lab: Cell culture techniques, gram stain, spectroscopy, western blot Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access Language: Fluent in Spanish EXPERIENCE Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA Microbiology InternMay – Aug 2002 Characterized LaCrosse virus from mosquito field isolates to determine if genetic differences vary geographically Extracted RNA from mosquito field isolates infected with LaCrosse virus Performed RT/PCR on the isolated RNA Purified complementary DNA products Quantified DNA product using agarose gel electrophoresis

18 Samples of Additional Components PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Counseling Association, member National Career Development Association, Secretary (Fall 2003) National Academic Advising Association, member HONORS, AWARDS and ACTIVITIES Florida Bright Futures Scholar Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Big Brothers Volunteer LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES President of Student Government Association Pledge Coordinator for Sigma Chi Fraternity Treasurer for UCF Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology

19 CHRIS SMITH 83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL (407)  OBJECTIVE Laboratory position in diagnostic microbiology or related field. EDUCATIONUniversity of Central FloridaOrlando, FL Bachelor of ScienceMay 2003 Major: Biology, GPA: 3.5 Relevant Courses: Medical MicrobiologyMolecular Genetics Microbiology PhysiologyImmunology Food MicrobiologyVirology SKILLSLab: Cell culture techniques, gram stain, spectroscopy, western blot Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access Language: Fluent in Spanish EXPERIENCE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA Microbiology InternMay – Aug 2002 Characterized LaCrosse virus from mosquito field isolates to determine if genetic differences vary geographically Extracted RNA from mosquito field isolates infected with LaCrosse virus Performed RT/PCR on the isolated RNA Purified complementary DNA products Quantified DNA product using agarose gel electrophoresis LEADERSHIP President of Student Government Association ACTIVITIESTreasurer for American Society for Microbiology Pledge Coordinator for Sigma Chi Fraternity

20 Relevant Skills  Coursework – special classes/projects  Employment  Internship / Co-op  Volunteer experience  Student leadership  Computer usage  Foreign language usage Gained through:

21 Samples of Skills Section SKILLSLanguage: Fluent in Spanish Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access SKILLS SUMMARY Detail oriented and well organized Excellent verbal and written communication Strong customer service focus Outgoing with a positive attitude Professional demeanor

22 References  Separate page that complements resume  Lists professional contacts who have direct knowledge of your skills and qualifications  References may include faculty, former employers, and internship supervisors  Obtain permission from references in advance and provide them with current resume

23 CHRIS SMITH 83 Prospect Road  Orlando, FL (407)  REFERENCESDr. Robert Smith Chair, Biology Department University of Central Florida 4000 Central Florida Blvd Orlando, FL (407) Ms. Louise Parker Research Coordinator Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 101 Peachtree Center Atlanta, GA (404) Dr. Jonathan Hopkins National President American Society for Microbiology 1000 Dupont Circle Washington, DC (202)

24 Other  Paperclip  Coverletter, resume, references  Can you read it  What are you doing it for  Practice Interview

25 Career Services and Experiential Learning Workshops  Business Etiquette  Choosing or Changing Majors  Choosing the Best Career  Cover Letters & Business Correspondence  Curriculum Vitae  Federal Employment  Graduate School Planning  How to Succeed at a Career Fair  Internships and Cooperative Education  Interview Techniques  Job Search Strategies  Introduction to On-line Job Postings and On-Campus Interviewing  Portfolios (How to Prepare)  Resumes

26 Career Services & Experiential Learning Locations/Hours Career Services – Student Resource Center 7G Normal Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri. (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) Walk-in Service: Mon. – Fri. (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Experiential Learning – Howard Phillips Hall, Ste. 208 Normal Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri. (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) Walk-in Service: Mon-Fri. (8:00 am-12:00pm) (2:00pm -5:00pm) Satellite Locations College of Business – BA2, Room 222 Lockheed Martin – Sand Lake Road Rosen College of Hospitality Management – 9907 Universal Blvd., Ste. 201

27 The UCF Creed UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Integrity, scholarship, community, creativity, and excellence are the core values that guide our conduct, performance, and decisions. Integrity I will practice and defend academic and personal honesty. Scholarship I will cherish and honor learning as a fundamental purpose of my membership in the UCF community. Community I will promote an open and supportive campus environment by respecting the rights and contributions of every individual. Creativity I will use my talents to enrich the human experience. Excellence I will strive toward the highest standards of performance in any endeavor I undertake.


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