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To showcase education, experience, transferrable skills, and technical skills- MATCH! Read the job description! To excite an employer and leave him/her wanting to know more! To get an interview!
There is no “one size fits all” Constantly evolving and changing Resumes need to be tailored
Contact information Objective Experience (Paid and Unpaid) Technical Skills Education Professional Development, Involvement, Leadership
Name Address Can include City, State instead of street address Phone number Make sure voicemail is professional E-mail address Separate e-mail address since you’re currently working for UW-Stout. Make sure it’s professional
Describes the position you are seeking No “I” statements—Think about what the employer wants! “Where there is a need for…”
NO! The Administrative Assistant 1 position at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Memorial Student Center where I can use my knowledge to gain experience and advance. YES! The Administrative Assistant 1 position at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Memorial Student Center where there is a need for exceptional customer service skills and a strong ability to multitask. Tailor as much as you can! Job Title, Employer, Qualifications
Can be paid or unpaid Can be broken into sections: “Related Experience” and “Other Experience” Reverse chronological order within sections (most recent first) How far back should I list??
Position title, Name of Company, City, State, Dates Dining Assistant, University of Wisconsin Stout—Dining Services, Menomonie, WI (April 08 – present) Waiter, Applebee's, Eau Claire, WI (June 07 – July 08) DATES ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR UW-STOUT POSITIONS Skill Statements!!! Bullet points that include transferrable skills under positions Not a set number per position—more for more valuable experiences
BEFORE: Helped students schedule appointments. AFTER: Enhanced communication skills while efficiently assisting 40 students per day to schedule appointments.
Any technical skills related to the position Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.), Quickbooks,….. Look at position descriptions to see what employers want
Highest Level of Education Full name Major/Degree/Certificate Location (City, State) Graduation Date
Volunteer opportunities Conferences and other professional development events Draw attention to leadership roles Title, Organization/Event, Dates
Spell check!!!!! Consistency (spacing, periods, etc.)!! One page is not a rule—however, be mindful and intentional about the length of your resume.
Introduction to you! “Sample Application Cover Letter” on page 16 in the Employment Guide What to include? Contact information section Paragraph 1: Why are you contacting us? Why are you interested? Paragraph 2: (Bullet points or paragraph format) Why you?—Match qualifications Paragraph 3: Introduce your resume Paragraph 4: Ask for an interview Sendoff
What are references? What is the difference between a reference and letter of recommendation?
Separate sheet- Not on your resume See page 9 in the Employment Guide for information to include 3-5 References Professional references—No family or friends Ask and provide copy of your resume Current supervisor dilemma