Presentation on theme: "Jade Chan GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)"— Presentation transcript:
Jade Chan GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)
What is a Resume? One page document that summarizes your education, skills, experiences, and accomplishments. Brag Sheet: First Impression An effective resume demonstrates why you are qualified for the position you are applying for.
Why do you need a resume? Jobs Leadership Positions Scholarships College Brag Sheet Networking
Why you should start a resume now? Get a head start! Get involved! Colleges and employers love this!
What is a good format for a resume? A resume should be clear, polished, and concise. You do not want to get overly creative with the format of your resume and clutter it.
Clean Concise Professional One Page Clear Sections Legible font 12 font Good Example
Exceptions: Graphic designers Photographers Art related jobs
How is a resume used? Resumes are submitted to employers either electronically or in person Based on your resume, the employer will decide if they would like to invite you for an interview Resumes can be used as brag sheets for college/letters of recommendation
Parts of a Resume 1. Personal Contact Information 2. Job Objective (Optional) 3. Education 4. Work Experience 5. Volunteer/Community Service Experiences 6. Skills 7. Other activities, awards, honors
1. Contact Information Name – larger font size (brand yourself) Address, phone number, and a professional email address No personal information (height, weight, etc) unless you are applying for a dance, acting, or athletic position Tips: Create a professional email address Create a professional voice mail
2. Job Objective (Optional) State it clearly & concisely (never over 2 lines) Bad Examples: 1. I want a good job that helps me pay for college. 2. Seeking a position in customer service. Better Example: Seeking a administrative position that will value my leadership, and communication skills
3. Education High school and Academy GPA if above 3.0/4.0 Graduation Year Coursework if relevant Ex. Include art courses if applying for a design position
4. Work Experience List the relevant jobs that you’ve held Focus on skills/experiences related to the job you’re applying for. *Baby sitting applies 5. Leadership and Volunteer Experience
6. Skills Skills that can be observed, measured, or trained to do Include Languages if bilingual – fluent, intermediate, advanced Typing speed in words per minute Computer skills : Ex. Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Prezi, Multi-line phone system, and more
Additional Sections to Add Community Service Work Activities & Clubs Honors / Award / Certifications Research Experience
2. Start every bullet point with action verbs Achieved Adapted Advised Analyzed Assisted Built Completed Coordinated Counseled Created Decided Delivered Designed Developed Directed Employed Established Evaluated 1. Have 2-5 bullet points per position
3. Watch out for tenses (past/present) Advised vs Advise 4. Focus on ACHIEVEMENTS, not tasks! Bad: Participated in student government Better: Executed student government outreach activities including creating flyers and distributing marketing materials resulting in an increased student participation
5. Include quantitative data whenever possible 1. Served a population of over 100 students… 2. Created a portfolio of over 50 photographs for …. 3. Consistently increased total monthly sales profit margin by over 20% 6. Be specific! What did you do? Who did you serve? 1. Tutored a group of twenty 6 th -8 th grade students on English skills 2. Distributed resources and essential goods for 5 community events to help disabled adults in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood 3. Educated campus leaders through graduation requirement training services influencing a population of over 900 high school students
What are mistakes you see here? How can we make this resume better?
Actions to take 1. Create a professional Gmail account & voicemail 2. Draft your blanks with your information 3. Type up your resume 4. Get it reviewed 5. Make necessary corrections 6. Continue to update your resume 7. Don’t have anything to write? Start getting involved!
Thank you! Please fill out your evaluations Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions for concerns Drop by the GEAR UP Office, located in the College Center, at any time!