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Telling Your Story: Resume & Online Profile

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In order to secure an interview, you must be able to talk about your academic, professional, extra-curricular and personal experiences in a way that will resonate with employers.

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Telling Your Story: Resume & Online Profile

  1. 1. Telling Your Story: Resume & Online Profile
  2. 2. Your resume & online profile are your calling card into companies Two early reviews by recruiters 1. “Fit” for the role 2. “Interview” or “Not Interview”
  3. 3. How long does a recruiter look at your resume during the first review for “Fit”? 6SECONDS
  4. 4. Passing the “Fit” Test • Structure • Formatting • Error-Free
  5. 5. Using the proper STRUCTURE makes it easy for recruiters to find the information they need NAME & CONTACT INFO EDUCATION WORK EXPERIENCE LEADERSHIP / EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES INTERESTS
  6. 6. Do not negatively impact your chances with poor FORMATTING • Margins • Font • Color • Bullet Points
  7. 7. • Italics • Bold • Bullet Points Example: Strong Formatting
  8. 8. A SINGLE spelling or grammatical mistake will have your resume placed in the waste basket
  9. 9. Congratulations! You passed the first screen
  10. 10. The second screen is based upon your STORY Academic Professional Extra-curricular Personal
  11. 11. “Story” NOT “Checklist”
  12. 12. Many of your resumes look like this – a checklist College Colonial University Class of 2007 Major: Finance with a focus in mathematics Varsity Lacrosse GPA- 3.5 Language skills- French and Spanish Extracurricular Activities: Delta Delta Delta Sorority Varsity Lacrosse Colonial Political Union: Member 10th, 11th, 12th. National Honors Society: Vice President 11th. Volunteer/Employment Experience: Intern at Mitchell Investments Intern at the Gap Summer Ultimate Sports Camp Counselor
  13. 13. Example: Telling a Story
  14. 14. AMCoR Framework 16 (A)CTION What did you do? Developed grant tracking system (M)ETHOD How did you do it? Developed grant tracking system using Microsoft Access (C)ONTEXT Why did you do it? Where did you do it? Developed grant tracking system using Microsoft Access to review 3,000+ annual grant applications (R)ESULT What happened? Developed grant tracking system using Microsoft Access to review 3,000+ annual grant applications. Led to 35% fewer incomplete application notices
  15. 15. AMCoR Framework – Example 2 17 (A)CTION What did you do? Developed PowerPoint presentation (M)ETHOD How did you do it? (C)ONTEXT Why did you do it? Where did you do it? Developed PowerPoint presentation used by COO to present budget to Board of Directors (R)ESULT What happened?
  16. 16. Exercise: Tell Your Story Using AMCoR 18 (A)CTION What did you do? (M)ETHOD How did you do it? (C)ONTEXT Why did you do it? Where did you do it? (R)ESULT What happened?
  17. 17. Online profiles are increasingly important • LinkedIn • Virgil • University Portfolios (e.g. Pathbrite)
  18. 18. www.linkedin.com
  19. 19. Why have a LINKEDIN Profile? • First place people look for professionals – Recruiters – Business Relationships • Becoming an excellent source of business information • Opportunity to begin to build your professional brand
  20. 20. www.virgilcareers.com
  21. 21. www.pathbrite.com
  22. 22. Manage your social media presence
  23. 23. Google Yourself
  24. 24. Curate your photos
  25. 25. Be careful with Sex, Politics and Religion
  26. 26. Manage your privacy settings
  27. 27. Q&A http://www.slideshare.net/ronpublic/how-to- create-a-six-sigma-resume-undergraduates

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