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  1. Resume Workshop Alpha Kappa Psi

  2. Employers hire PEOPLE not PAPER

  3. What is the purpose of a resume?

  4. Resume is … • Marketing tool • Living document • Showcase of experiences and qualifications • A must to be hired for an internship or job

  5. Sections • Contact Information • Education • Work Experience • Activities and Volunteer

  6. Contact Information • Full Name • Nickname: Robert “Bobby” Smith • Phone number • Email address • Personal address

  7. Education • Dean’s List • Scholarships • 80% of college expenses earned • Study Abroad • Transfer • Relevant coursework and course projects

  8. Experience • Jobs and/or Internships

  9. Activities/Volunteer • Any clubs/organizations/volunteer or networks that you are a part of

  10. Bullet Points • “I did this and this was the result • 1 or 2 sentences of duties • 1 or 2 sentences of accomplishments • Quantify your results • Strong action verbs • Try not to repeat

  11. Skills/Interests • Consider if it is relevant for you or for the position/company you are applying for • Shows a bit of your personality • Can be a conversation starter during your interview or job fair

  12. Format and Style • Clean and Professional • White paper • Dates align on the left • Appeal to the reader visually • Avoid white space in the middle • Clean font • Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri • Scannable • Word Document- scanner application if they don’t ask for PDF • PDF Document- Email

  13. PROOFREAD and SPELLCHECK

  14. Do NOT… • Falsify Information • Use high school experience/activities if you are a Junior or older in college • Go over a page • Include irrelevant awards • “Best Smile” • Turn it in a chronology

  15. Options to Consider • Personal Information • Skills/Interests • Coursework and projects • Creativity • Advertising Major used a color wheel • Objective or Summary • Place under contact information before Education

  16. Examples of Objective • To secure a position with a well established organization such as Deloitte that will lead to a lasting relationship in the field of finance. • To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people. • Experienced HR Coordinator who enjoys challenge seeking opportunity to learn and improve skills.

  17. Example of Summary of Qualifications • Finance professional with knowledge and experience in ____, _____ and _____. B.S.B., DePaul University, Major in Management, June 2013. Academic honors include: ______. Relevant coursework includes:_____, _______, and____. Computer proficiencies include: ___. Bilingual and bicultural in_____. Personal qualities include:_____, _____ and ______.

  18. Leverage your Resume • Summary/Objective that matches job postings • Bookmark company sits and monitor job listings • LinkedIn • Post your resume on websites • CareerBuilder, Indeed, Simply Hired, Dice • DePaul’s Resume Book

  19. Additional Resources • DePaul Career Center and Counselors • AKPsi Brothers • Peers • Anna Gralak: (847) 624-1091 anna.gralak1@gmail.com

  20. Questions?