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1 CAREER CENTER California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Project Resume: Project Resume: Make it Work!

2 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.

3 Quiz Time Clear your desks Ready, Set. Go!!

4 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

5 Resume Myths  There is only one way to write a resume  One resume fits all jobs  Experience counts only if it was paid.

6 A Good Resume Sample REECE R. EIGHT 111 S. Easter Street Pomona, CA 91768 (333) 999 – 5555; recreight@ 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@

7 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.

8 Specialty Sections Internships Memberships Military Service Entrepreneur Activities Languages Computer Skills Projects Club Activities Honors & Awards Volunteer Activities Special Training Relevant Coursework

9 Sample Bullet Statements Before:  Answered phones  Worked Front desk  Did sales

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 Resume Don’ts  Long sentences  Overcrowd  Handwritten changes  Personal pronouns  Inappropriate graphics  Capitalize everything  Smudges, stains, wrinkles  Personal photos  Physical statistics  Lack of focus

14 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


16 Scannable Resumes  Project Management  Analytical  Organizational Skills  PowerPoint  Relevant technical terms  Excel  Diversity  Customer Service  Problem solver Examples of Keywords:

17 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


19 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

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