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1 210-458-4589 Lauren Hoffmann Career Counselor – College of Business



4  Is a fact-based, official document  Share what you already have accomplished, not what you intend to accomplish  Should highlight qualifications related to the job  Should use chronological order  Gets AT MOST a 20 second review by a recruiter

5  Font styles - Times New Roman, Calibri  Font sizes between 10-12 (Name can be 16)  Margins should be 0.8 - 1.0”  CAPS, bolding, underlining, italics, bullets  Print on white/crème cotton-bond resume paper  One page; significant exp. – two page max

6  Do include keywords found in job openings  Do use short phrases beginning with action words  Do make sure grammar/spelling are correct  Do stop by the Career Center M-F 1:00 - 4:00pm for a 15 minute resume review

7  Do not use the words me, my or I  Do not use periods  Do not use acronyms  Do not use graphics, photos or personal information

8  Your resume must use the CSPD template and follow other requirements as outlined on the Resume Grading Rubric  Due Date: February 17 th, 2015 by 11:59pm  CAP Students: email resume to  Non-CAP Students: submit via BlackBoard

9  This is worth 10 points (10% of the grade!)  CAP Students – attend CAP Orientation  Non-CAP Students – get a review by a Career Center Counselor:  Mondays, 1pm-4pm @ Lauren’s CSPD Walk-In Table  Any weekday, 1pm-4pm @ Career Center Walk In’s



12 FIRST AND LAST NAME Local Address, City, State Zip Code (optional) Phone Number Email Address

13  Is it necessary? Yes No  Objective should be employer-centered  Remember, do not use I, me, or my

14 ◦ I am seeking a position with a progressive, stable organization where I can use my skills to grow and seek opportunities for my personal and professional advancement ◦ Seeking the Business Development Account Manager position with Worldwide Express ◦ To obtain a Summer 2015 internship in the Accounting Department’s Internship Program at USAA

15  Identify at least 3 skills that show the employer you are qualified  Use relevant keywords that mirror job descriptionExamples: Over four years experience performing various accounting procedures Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of personality styles

16 The University of Texas at San Antonio Bachelor of Business Administration in (major) Expected Graduation: May 2016 Cumulative or Major GPA: 3.39 (Do NOT round up or use if below 3.0) Relevant Coursework (List only your upper-level major courses) 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

17 Immersion Program/Study Abroad, degrees: Study Abroad – University of Madrid - Madrid, Spain Summer 2013 Traveled throughout Spain, observed culture and enhanced language skills; Immersed in language and culture of the society Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX Associate of Arts in General Business May 2011

18  Use bulleted phrases with action verbs? (Yes/No)  Include accomplishments in bullet points? (Yes/No)  Add specific stats/numbers that describe my contributions? (Yes/No)  Include special assignments/training that help me stand out? (Yes/No)

19 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 “so-so” examples: Provided assistance to vendors/visitors I have excellent interpersonal and communication with my customers.

20  Include student organizations, volunteer activities, scholarships and academic achievements.  Make sure to list positions of responsibility; include title, name of organization/team, and dates. Examples: President, Business Student Council Fall 2014 McDermott Scholarship, UTSA Fall 2013, Fall 2014 Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity Fall 2012

21  List foreign language skills, additional software skills, certifications or training programs Examples: 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

22  Make sure your resume is focused toward the field you want.  Make sure your resume is tailored for each application.  Do NOT include reference information – create a separate Word document. Assignment Specific:  Your resume MUST be free from grammatical, spelling, punctuation, usage, and typographical errors.  Use CSPD template and refer to grading rubric for clarification.

23 University Career Center – UC 2.02.04 Walk In’s: Monday-Friday, 1pm-4pm CSPD Walk In’s: Mondays, 1pm-4pm


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