Presentation on theme: "Professional on Paper and in Person Vamp up your resume and prepare for the career fair Ashley Torri - Undergraduate Assistant."— Presentation transcript:
Professional on Paper and in Person Vamp up your resume and prepare for the career fair Ashley Torri - Undergraduate Assistant
Paper and in Person Resume Building 30 Second Commercial Career Fair Tips
Starting Your Resume ●Record experiences. ○Events ○Specific dates ○Challenges ○How did you grow from this experience? ●Make your name stand out. ●Include contact information: ○email, phone, address
Resume Tips Format ● One page of information ● Font ● Margins Resume sections ● Education ● Work experience ● Involvement ● Community service ● Awards ● Relevant course projects Bullet points ● Reverse chronological order ● No paragraphs ● Start with an action verb ○Consistent tense ● Detailed description ● Quantify your bullets
Resume Tips ● Delete high school information. ● Proofread for grammatical / spelling errors. ● Build your brand. o Well-rounded candidate, GPA, and involved ● Be authentic, but stand out. o Study abroad, second language, unique skills ● Be the ideal candidate. ● Customize your resume for each company or position.
30 Second Commercial Introduction ● Personal information, major Work/involvement and skills developed ● Leadership skills ● Work experience Why you are a good fit for the company ● Culture match, core skills
Career Fair Preparation ●Research the company o What they do o Company’s culture o News o Positions available ●Research career fair map ●30 second commercial ●Professional Dress
Career Fair Tips ● Be confident and polite. ● Smile. ● Practice beforehand. ● Use a firm handshake. ● Prepare questions to ask. ● Stand out. ● Wait your turn. ● Ask for email / business card.
Thank You! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org@ilstu.edu Talk to me at the networking reception in the Atrium from 6:30-7:15 pm.