UB MGG 300 - CRC Resume Guide (15 pages)

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CRC Resume Guide

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School:
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Course:
Mgg 300 - Career Planning

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A GUIDE TO R SUM WRITING Prepared for School of Management students by The Frank L Ciminelli Family Career Resource Center 308 Alfiero Center 716 645 3232 http mgt buffalo edu home career students prep tools correspondence resume guide A Guide To Resume Writing TABLE OF CONTENTS General Questions 3 Tips to Make Your R sum Effective 4 Building Your R sum 4 CRC R sum Templates 4 Sections 5 Personal Information 5 Objective 5 Education 6 Experience 6 Focus on skills 6 7 Show the results 7 Explain the purpose 7 8 Add Depth 8 Add Breadth 8 Experience Section Format 8 Internships 9 Activities Affiliations 9 Computer Skills 9 Awards and Honors 9 Overall Appearance 9 10 Sample Chronological Resume 11 Appendix 1 Identify your accomplishments not your responsibilities 12 Appendix 2 Electronic and Scannable r sum s 13 Appendix 3 Sample Scannable r sum 14 Appendix 4 Action Verbs 15 2 A Guide To Resume Writing GENERAL QUESTIONS What is a r sum A r sum is a document that highlights information about you It is basically a picture of you and your qualifications Primarily used when seeking employment it is important that the information highlighted in the r sum be complete accurate and pertinent to the position that you are seeking Finally the r sum that you create should be an expression of you what you know and what you can offer an employer Regardless of concentration background or job objective the r sum is one of the most important tools in the job search It is a snapshot of you and your abilities and is often the first impression that you will make on a potential employer Therefore it is crucial that you invest significant time and effort to prepare a thorough and outstanding r sum Why do I need to write a r sum It is important that you keep in mind the purpose of the r sum To get an interview The r sum by itself will not get you a position in a company but it can get you to the interview stage of the hiring process It is wise to invest a lot of time to make the r sum complete Additional effort up front will both better your r sum and make you more conscious of the things you will need to discuss in the interview It is important to understand that you will probably not be present to further explain the content of your r sum to the reader It is essential that you make the r sum not only complete but very clear If possible you should target the r sum for a specific job opportunity or at least a specific functional area What is the best way to develop a r sum There is no right or wrong way to develop a r sum There is no governing body declaring any standards So the content and the layout of the r sum are completely up to you



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