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CAREER CENTER California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Project Resume: Project Resume: Make it Work!
Purpose of a Resume A resume is a summary of your skills and qualifications that advertises what you have to offer to a prospective employer.
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Bldg. 97, Room 100 3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, CA 91768 – 4025 (909) 819 – 2342 Sam Student Objective: To get a job where I can gain experience and apply my education Experience: Part-time Employee, Party City Discount Store ●Work as part of a team ●Assist in customer Service ●Clean Store Student Assistant, Cal Poly Pomona ●File paperwork ●anser phones ●customer service Education: 20XX – Present 4 th year student at Cal Poly Pomona Graduate from Oak Hills High School Interests: going to movies, singing, hanging out with friends. References John Doe, Cal Poly Pomona, (909) 869 – 2341 Mary Smith, Party City, (909) 555 - 1212
Resume Myths There is only one way to write a resume One resume fits all jobs Experience counts only if it was paid.
A Good Resume Sample REECE R. EIGHT 111 S. Easter Street Pomona, CA 91768 (333) 999 – 5555; recreight@ yahoo.com Objective: Seeking a Part-time summer job in the recreation fields. Summary of Qualificatio ns: Active in a variety of recreationa l activities Knowledge able in dance and Aquatic Theory Familiar recreight@ yahoo.com
Objective Statements Examples - Seeking an internship in Human Resources that will utilize my skills and educational background. Seeking a challenging position with a progressive company that offers growth and advancement in the field of Mechanical Engineering. Seeking an entry level business management position that will utilize my organizational, analytical and leadership skills.
Specialty Sections Internships Memberships Military Service Entrepreneur Activities Languages Computer Skills Projects Club Activities Honors & Awards Volunteer Activities Special Training Relevant Coursework
Sample Bullet Statements Before: Answered phones Worked Front desk Did sales
Sample Bullet Statements After, using Action Verbs: Demonstrated professional etiquette in managing multi-line phone system Supervised front desk operations of 70-room 5-star hotel, providing direction to 5 Desk Clerks and 2 Bellhops Recognized as “Top Sales Achiever”: consistently met or exceeded all quotas, responsible for 30% higher performance rate
Academic Projects May include project objective, your role, tasks taken & outcome Sample: Advanced Student Teaching, “Financial Accounting for Decision Making Activity” (2006) Prepared quarterly and annual fiscal statements for mock company revenues in excess of $5000. Reviewed balances, adjusted entries and entered data for all clients. Calculated depreciation for company’s inventory valued at $1,000
Resume Do’s Presentation matters Sell yourself Use action driven bullet statements Industry lingo & buzz words Stress accomplishments, not just job duties Be specific and factual Include scope of responsibility Be consistent Proofread & Edit
Resume Don’ts Long sentences Overcrowd Handwritten changes Personal pronouns Inappropriate graphics Capitalize everything Smudges, stains, wrinkles Personal photos Physical statistics Lack of focus
Scannable Resumes Can be automated: scanner or software Follow employer directions When in doubt, use a text only format Incorporate “buzz words” from employer’s job posting
Scannable Resumes Project Management Analytical Organizational Skills PowerPoint Relevant technical terms Excel Diversity Customer Service Problem solver Examples of Keywords:
Cover Letters Unless told otherwise, you should always send a cover letter with your resume. Some of the exceptions would be a career day, job fair, on-campus recruiting, or job search engines Customize cover letters for each job When should you Mail vs. Email
The Next Step Drop In Advising: Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm Mon - Thur: Evening hours 5-6pm http://dsa.csupomona.e du/career Location: 97-100 (909) 869-2342