Presentation on theme: "Resume Writing 101 Barnabas Success Center. Getting Started Make a list Education Clinical Rotations Jobs Volunteer Experiences Organizations/Activities/Leadership."— Presentation transcript:
Getting Started Make a list Education Clinical Rotations Jobs Volunteer Experiences Organizations/Activities/Leadership Roles Accomplishments/Awards Special training/Skills Not all categories have to be included.
Format Start with a blank document. Single space Use font size 11 pt or12 pt. Use one, easy-to- read font such as Times New Roman, Garamond or Calibri. Avoid graphics, color blocks, multiple fonts. Include name, address, phone, and professional email address at the top of the page. Ensure section headings are clearly identifiable.
Format Name & Contact Info Use professional email, professional greeting Use local address if looking in Dallas Objective Focus on what you will contribute Do not focus on what you are looking for 1-2 sentences Education School name, location, degree, grad date List most recent degree first No not include HS (unless relevant to job) List GPA if over 3.0
Format Clinical Experience Name of rotation, location, hours/time Skills learned, technology used, etc. Job Experience Chronological order (most recent first) Title, company name, location, dates 3-5 bulleted action statements Begin with verbs, use past tense for the past No full sentences (no “I” or “me”)
What else? (at your discretion) Awards/Academic Honors Extracurricular activities/volunteer work Leadership positions during college “References available upon request”
Beginner’s Tips Be consistent In your use of punctuation, abbreviations, job titles, spacing, etc. For example, abbreviate all state names the same way (MN, CA or Minn., Calif.), Exercise restraint Fonts, bullet points, and other design elements Limit the length One page (two at the most) “The goal isn't to hit them over the head with everything you've ever done. The goal is to get a job interview." (Donlin, K. (2012). Three Little Resume Things. http://www.baylor.edu/careerservices/index.php?id=7996)
Things not to include: Misspellings/extra words/informal language Scholarships Hobbies and personal information (age) Insignificant short-term experience Nominations/invitations to join
Final Reminders Remember your audience! Spell check Print on high quality paper (no color) Email as a PDF with your name as title
Cover Letter Writing 101 Barnabas Success Center
Tips CUSTOMIZE to position Similar format to resume Proof read extensively Don’t start all sentences with “I” Focus on their mission, values, strengths Use similar language to job describtion Avoid sharing personal information
Content 3-4 paragraphs in length Greeting: use name if known 1 st paragraph: refer to specific position & how you knew about it 2- 3rd paragraph: your experience/skills = what they are looking for Use concrete examples where possible Conclusion: Next step & thank you!