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Resume Building. Why should it be good? Your goal is to get an interview A resume is a window It’s a brochure about you The 8 second test Brevity and.

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1 Resume Building

2 Why should it be good? Your goal is to get an interview A resume is a window It’s a brochure about you The 8 second test Brevity and readability

3 The Resume Heading Objective Related Skills Education Experience Activities References

4 The Heading P referably at the top in the center or right side Name, address and phone number –accessible after graduation. –Professional address NOT: NOT: NOT:

5 Heading Examples DO DON’T

6 Objective Always include an objective Apply to a specific position if possible Stay off the soap box Be concise

7 Objective examples Closer…too brief Don’t write a novel I smell Fear!

8 Objective To obtain an entry level field engineering position with Schlumberger.

9 Education Include the following: Institution of study(s) Degree(s) and Major(s) Honors Do I have to include my GPA? If absent, employers will assume GPA < 2.8 If present, designate a scale i.e. 3.2/4.0 Do not use GPA in a major alone

10 Experience List all work experience…within reason Include accomplishments not just responsibilities Have you been in the working world? Hands up if you’ve professional experience

11 Related Skills Maximize this field!!! Include relevant courses List computer skills here Connect the dots for the recruiter

12 Activities List them all and have a balance Student groups (SWE, NSBE, SHPE, …) Professional affiliations (SPE, SEG, IEEE…) Athletic groups Hobbies

13 References Keep it to three (Unless you choose RAUR) One personal, scholastic and professional Be sure they’re still there and reachable Are they a good reference?

14 Style Free of Grammatical and Spelling Errors Easy to read font 12 or 14 pt. Categorize information Read down One page for a Bachelor’s

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16 E-resumes Who benefits? How? (Online, , scanning) Have your name be the only thing on the top line Plain text in simple font No boxes lines or bullets (or HTML) “Snail mail” on white paper only Key words, Key words, Key words

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20 Ready? Research the company and yourself Be ready to back up anything on the resume Have at least two friends proof read and critique Visit career services….often

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