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1 Resume: Level Three For graduates with a resume and experience. Great for experienced candidates improving an existing resume. This is the final step of resume development. Your resume is a specially prepared sales presentation about you. Create your resume at Level 3 to show an employer you meet their qualifications and get chosen for an interview. Your resume is your self-advertisement. This packet of information will help you build a resume that outlines to an employer why they should hire you. This Resume Packet includes: Resume Suggestions and Formatting Tips Resume Sections Action Verbs Resume Examples

2 RESUME SUGGESTIONS Your resume is your sales brochure. Tailor your resume to the job you want. Don t confuse the reader by including irrelevant information. DO NOT USE A TEMPLATE! If your resume is currently in a template you would be advised to transfer that information into a Word document before making changes. You can tailor your resume more easily when it is NOT in a template. Use CAPS, Bold, center justification, bullets, and your tab button to organize your information. At this point, an employer is looking for potential as well as past experience. Show them a good picture of who you are, what can do, and what you have done through this resume, but you will win them over in your interview. This is not a biography! Give them only the info that is relevant to getting you in the door for an interview and will provide the employer with an overall picture of you as a candidate! Formatting Tips Resumes should be one page and should be organized clearly for a potential employer Use sections to organize your information 1. Contact Information (Name, Address, Phone, ) 2. Objective or Overview section (who you are and what you are seeking ) 3. Education 4. Relevant Coursework (if you can t fill a full page with your additional info) 5. Internships or Relevant Experience (you want to tailor this section to the job for which you are applying) 6. Honors and Activities (community groups, scholarships, awards, volunteer activities, etc.) 7. Skills list skills that will assist you in the job for which you are applying You can add sections to make your resume more relevant to you, but the sections listed above will work for most students and graduates. TAILOR: example: if you are applying for a marketing job and have done an internship with a marketing department, list that under a section called MARKETING INTERNSHIP. Or if you have done an internship with a bank and are going for a finance job call the section FINANCE EXPERIENCE. This will highlight the fact that you have relevant experience. KEYWORDS: use wording provided in the job description whenever you can on your resume to increase your keywords. This will increase your opportunity of getting called for an interview. Spell Check and correct spelling errors; also check for grammatical errors! Be consistent with punctuation, form of state names (TN or Tennessee), and date formats.

3 RESUME BUILDING WORKSHEET 1. Contact Information (Name, Address, Phone) Include a phone number with a professional sounding voic that would make a good impression if an employer calls to set up an interview. 2. SUMMARY A SUMMARY states who you are, your skills, and your professional goals. Start with descriptive words: Hard-working, dedicated, energetic, outgoing, etc. What are you seeking, list the company name and job title. Example: Creative and organized Lipscomb University graduate seeking Public Relations position with Braden and Ward Public Relations in 3. EDUCATION Haven t graduated yet? Say Anticipated Graduation (Year). Once you graduate it will say (Year) Graduate Start with the most recent first, but don t include high school! Include the School Name, Graduation Year, Degree Earned, Major and Minor, and GPA if over a 3.0. TIP: If your major GPA is over 3.0, calculate it and include it on your resume as your major GPA. This is totally acceptable IF you can substantiate where your numbers came from. 4. RELEVANT COURSEWORK List classes you have completed that relate the position, but only if you can t fill a full page with your other info. 5. HONORS AND ACTIVITIES This section should show the employer you are involved in the community and on campus. Club or Organization Memberships Community and volunteer activities and groups 6. SKILLS or QUALIFICATIONS Your goal is to present the employer with your BEST qualifications by labeling and illustrating what you know you can do. Note: This section can be covered in an overview section with your objective. See examples to determine which format you prefer. 7. EXPERIENCE List part-time jobs, most recent first, highlighting the skills you used to do your job. Example: Utilized communication skills to assist customers with purchases might be a good way to describe a cashier job 8. REFERENCES Your actual list of references goes on a separate page and should include their Name, Company Name, Title, Address, Phone, and . Employers typically ask for three references.

4 Action Verbs Clerical/Detail Skills Creative Skills Management Skills Research Skills Approved Acted Accomplished Analyzed Arranged Built Addressed Clarified Catalogued Conceived Administered Collected Checked Created Allocated Compiled Classified Customized Analyzed Conducted Collected Designed Anticipated Critiqued Compiled Developed Approved Detected Confirmed Devised Assigned Diagnosed Copied Directed Attained Evaluated Detected Established Completed Examined Executed Fabricated Conserved Experimented Generated Fashioned Consolidated Extracted Implemented Founded Contracted Gathered Inspected Illustrated Controlled Identified Monitored Initiated Coordinated Inspected Operated Instituted Decided Interviewed Organized Integrated Defined Investigated Prepared Introduced Delegated Organized Processed Invented Delivered Reviewed Purchased Originated Developed Sampled Recorded Performed Directed Summarized Retrieved Planned Evaluated Surveyed Scheduled Revitalized Executed Teamwork/ Screened Shaped Guided Interpersonal Skills Specified Financial Skills Hired Clarified Communication Administered Implemented Collaborated Skills Analyzed Conducted Coordinated Addressed Appraised Coordinated Facilitated Arranged Audited Demonstrated Negotiated Authored Balanced Developed Networked Collaborated Budgeted Enabled Accomplishment Composed Calculated Encouraged Verbs Convinced Computed Evaluated Achieved Corresponded Consolidated Explained Acquired Developed Converted Facilitated Earned Directed Developed Guided Expanded Drafted Dispensed Informed Improved Edited Performed Instructed Resolved Enlisted Remodeled Persuaded Restored Acquired Repaired Set goals Revamped Built Retrieved Improved Solved Converted Solved Increased Helping Skills Calculated Upgraded Initiated Advised Designed Training/Supervision Led Assessed Devised Skills Organized Assisted Maintained Adapted Oversaw Challenged Operated Advised Planned Clarified Overhauled Assembled Prioritized Coached Presented Clarified Produced Counseled Publicized Coached Recommended Demonstrated Reconciled Communicated Reviewed Educated Recruited Managed Scheduled Expedited Reported Marketed Strengthened Facilitated Spoke Planned Supervised Guided

5 Lipscomb Bison One 1111 Edmondson Pike Detail-oriented and organized Lipscomb University graduate with sales and management experience Active volunteer committed to community involvement seeking Marketing opportunities in the Arts Areas of Expertise Include: Microsoft Office Suite and Internet Adobe PageMaker Multi-line phone system Exceptional interpersonal skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Punctual and dependable EDUCATION Lipscomb University Bachelor of Science May 2012 Biology Major, Business Minor 3.10 of 4.00 GPA Honors: Beta Beta Beta Honorary Associate Member, Academic Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP Business Office Intern The Surgical Clinic, PLLC Summer 2011 Researched and compiled significant documents on healthcare management networks for CEO Overhauled organizational system in several areas of business department Became skilled at using billing software and completed vital tasks to assist manager Updated credentialed status for 17 physicians at over 15 healthcare companies demonstrating ability to work efficiently and independently and intuitively learned new tasks Participated in manager s organizational meetings, directed discussions dealing with health care management and other aspects of the company SALES EXPERIENCE Sales Associate Ann Taylor Factory Store February 2008-Present Assisted and communicated with customers in a friendly and warm manner at all times Efficiently ran cash register and assisted managers with floor displays Maintained store appearance to increase sales Achievements Consistently provided excellent customer service and met sales goals VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Junior High Basketball Assistant Coach Present Inner City Outreach Helping Hands Organization Environmental Club Publicity Chairperson

6 Lipscomb Bison Two 1111 Holly Court A results- driven Lipscomb University Accounting graduate with tax and audit experience An effective team player seeking full-time position in accounting EDUCATION Lipscomb University August 2012 Bachelor of Science Major: Accounting and Management double major RELEVANT COURSEWORK Intermediate Accounting I Cost Accounting Federal Income Tax Information Systems I & II Business Law I Principles of Management ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE Genesco Inc. June Present Tax Assistant Daily & monthly systems processing, validation & reporting of fixed asset transactions Communicate with departments requesting or purchasing fixed assets as needed Compile and analyze financial information for preparation of real estate related journal entries Prepare monthly balance sheet analysis to ensure proper statement of fixed asset and real estate accounts Preparation/assistance with bank reconciliations to ensure proper reporting of cash. Healthcare Corporation of America June May 2011 Internal Audit Intern Conducted audit testing of specified areas and identified reportable issues and risk Confirmed compliance with laws, regulations and Government Guidelines for clients Communicated findings to senior management and drafted comprehensive and complete reports HONORS AND ACTIVITIES Alpha Kappa Psi Member, International Business Fraternity January May 2010 Served as Vice President Scheduled speakers on business topics Alpha Phi Chi Service Club Member September May 2009 Gutted houses in New Orleans for hurricane victims Cooked meals at Ronald McDonald House Participated in various fundraisers (car washes, bake sales, and variety shows) NCAA Women s Cross Country Team August May 2009 Balanced school, work, and game schedules effectively

7 Lipscomb Bison Three Caring and hardworking Social Worker seeking opportunities to impact children, families and young adults Excellent communicator prepared to support clients who experienced difficult life circumstances EDUCATION Western Kentucky University Masters of Social Work Candidate Expected Graduation: May 2013 Cumulative GPA 4.0 Honors and Awards: Phi Alpha-Delta Mu Honor Society Lipscomb University Bachelors of Social Work Graduated May 2010 Minor: Human Resources Cumulative GPA 4.0, Co-Valedictorian Honors and Awards: Social Work Leadership Award, in recognition of demonstrated skills and promise as a professional Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Provost s List, Academic Scholarship SOCIAL WORK EXPERIENCE Adoption Support and Preservation Services Fall Present Provide in home therapy to children and their families who have been adopted from state custody using Parent Child Interactive Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Educated families on basic brain development and attachment theory Advocate for educational support services in school setting The Hope Clinic For Women August Present, Manage daily pregnancy service operations Fall Spring 2009 Interview intake clients and crisis counseling Manage Bridge program including client reward points and library Retrieve and maintain volunteer paperwork and background information Tutoring in Bronx, New York Spring Break 2008 Coached elementary school aged students in reading, writing and math assignments Assisted primary teacher with implementing class assignments Mercy Ministries Adoptions Department June- August 2007 Assisted with office work every Friday in the adoptions department Developed working relationships with professionals to learn more about the field Always Home June- August 2007 Assisted elderly clients in decision making and downsizing their home Served on team of movers to pack their belongings and set up their new home ADDITONAL EXPERIENCE Independent Tennis Instructor Plan and implement tennis clinics for all ages Coached individuals and groups in France and the U.S. Learned to teach by modeling to overcome language barriers 2002-Present Lipscomb Women s Tennis NCAA Team Fall May 2010 Served as a team leader to motivate and encourage teammates NCAA Intercollegiate Association Scholar Athlete, Atlantic Sun All Academic Team, Athletic Scholarship Fellowship of Christian Athletes President, as president for 2 years Fall Spring 2010 As president, provided mentoring for leadership planning team Plan and facilitate weekly meetings including scheduling speakers Organize service projects throughout the community

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