1 Write It Right!!! Business Forum RESUME Presentation Spring Semester 2012 Presented by your : Career Development Center Rutgers, The State University of N.J. University Heights - Newark Campus
2 Your Resume IS 1. Your primary Selling tool What skills and knowledge do you have that they need?» Know your audience» Know yourself > to Sell Yourself 2. A Road Map for your Interview» Only include items that you are fully prepared to talk about (with examples)
3 Paper Resume Guidelines Limit resume to 1 typewritten page Margins 1.25; 1.00;.75; or.50 Use a font size ranging from 10 to 12 Use popular non-decorative typeface(s) Avoid italics, script, & a lot of underlining Limit your use of capitalizing and bolding Avoid horizontal and/or vertical lines Use high quality white bond paper 81/2 x 11, 21-24lb. weight ( 25% cotton fiber )
4 Electronic Resume Guidelines CREATE your Electronic Resume conservatively to avoid UPLOAD problems / issues NO Wizards or Templates, MS Word Keyword Search Friendly
5 YOUR HEADING Henry Rutgers 1766 University Lane Newark, New Jersey Residence:
6 OR ONE OF THESE HENRY R. RUTGERS 1766 University Lane Newark, NJ Henry Rutgers 1766 University Lane Newark, NJ Address
7 OBJECTIVE Identify the industry and/or position title A professional position in the field of A position in a corporate environment Categorize education and /or skill sets To pursue a career oriented opportunity that will utilize academic preparation in To acquire a professional position that will utilize and challenge strong organizational, analytical, and computer capabilities Try the Combo Objective To identify an Internship position within the field requiring strong research, writing, and communications abilities
8 or a SUMMARY Highly motivated undergraduate student studying Finance interested in a career path that will challenge both analytical and communications skills and abilities Fourth year Accounting student with a serious interest in pursuing a career path in Public Accounting and attaining a CPA
9 EDUCATION RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL- Newark Campus Bachelor of Science, May 2012 Major: Accounting ( 150 hour program ) G.P.A.: 3.41 / 4.00 OR Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers Business School - Newark Bachelor of Science, October 2012 Degree Requirements Completed: August 2011 Double Major: Finance and Economics G.P.A.: 3.52/4.00 Essex County College, Newark, NJ Associate in Arts, June 2010 Major: Liberal Studies
10 Honors ACCOMPLISHMENTS Dean s List, Rutgers University, Two (2) semesters Inductee, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Month/Year Teller of the Month, Bank of America, Month/Year Recipient, Lions Club Community Scholarship, Month/Year Achievements Financed 75% of educational expenses through part-time and full-time employment Work an average of 25 hours-per-week while pursuing education
11 EXPERIENCE Relevant or Intern Experience.. followed by Additional Work History
12 The Chronological Choice Using Bullet format Bookkeeper Pathmark Supermarket, East Orange, NJ In charge of... Recognized for effective Present Using Paragraph format Summer Bank of America, Newark, N.J Teller (part-time) Provided positive customer service; opened and closed accounts; special assignments as needed
13 Action Verbs and Phrases Trained and supervised... Acquired knowledge of... Served as a for before being promoted to... Developed ability to... (handle many tasks simultaneously) Assist (Manager) in... Gained basic knowledge of (office operations)... In charge of..., sell equipment, operate cash register. Implemented various procedures... Recognized for effective customer service Coordinate creative marketing displays Effective in (preventing theft, resolving customer disputes)
14 ACTIVITIES or LEADERSHIP President, Rutgers Accounting Society, 2010-Present Treasurer, Easter Seal Society Fundraising, 2009 Member, East Orange Street Watch Program, 2008,9 SKILLS Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPerfect, C++, HTML, Lotus 1-2-3, and UNIX Bilingual: English / Spanish; some basic Portuguese
15 REFERENCES References available upon request OR REFERENCES Pre-Collected Using Interfolio.com
16 IMA INTERN 123 Main Street Newark, NJ (973) OBJECTIVE To acquire an internship position in the field of Accounting that will utilize education and experience. EDUCATION Rutgers University, Newark, NJ Bachelor of Science, May 2001 Major: Accounting Minor: Economics Overall GPA = 3.25/4.0 Major GPA = 3.65/4.0 RELATED COURSES Accounting I & II, Cost Accounting, Corporate Finance, Finance, Management Information Systems, Statistics. EXPERIENCE Ernst & Young LLP, Lyndhurst, NJ Accounting Intern/Payroll Department Prepare spreadsheets for withholding of state taxes Audit quarterly W2 and employee earnings history reports Analyze and balance semi-monthly business unit control reports Recognized for attention to details and accuracy 1998-Present HR Warehouse - Computer Company, Hackensack, NJ Summer 1997 Accounts Payable Clerk Reconciled vender accounts whenever there was a discrepancy Processed approximately 120 to 150 vendor adjustments and inquiries per day Coded incoming vendor invoices HONORS/ACTIVITIES Dean s List, Five semesters Volunteer, Rutgers V.I.T.A. Program, 1998 Member, Rutgers University Accounting Society, Fall 1999-Present Coach, Newark Little League Baseball, 1995-Present SKILLS Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3, Peachtree, and WordPerfect. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Working knowledge of French. REFERENCES
17 IWANNA JOB 123 Main Boulevard, Apt. 3B Newark, NJ (973) OBJECTIVE To obtain an internship or part-time position in the field of Management that would utilize computer science education and skills EDUCATION RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, Newark, NJ Bachelor of Science, May 2000 Double Major: Management / Computer Science GPA: 3.0/4.0 ACHIEVEMENTS COMPUTER SKILLS Work an average of 30 hours per week while pursuing degree full-time Dean=s List, Three semesters Programming Languages: Pascal, C, C++, HTML coding Software: Microsoft Excel and Word, WordPerfect, Page Maker, Harvard Graphics, Dbase IV Networks: UNIX, Novell SPECIAL PROJECT Rutgers University, Senior Project Course, Newark, NJ Spring 1999 Database Development and Analysis Designed a database to operate on a LAN network. Analyzed capabilities of the system. Developed a plan for installation, configuration, and maintenance. EXPERIENCE Rutgers University, Computer Lab, Newark, NJ 9/98 - Present Assistant Administrator / Lab Assistant Provide support and scheduling for 75 IBM PC=s and 30 Macintosh II x computers operating on MS Lan Manager and Appletalk networks. Plan, develop, and serve as a troubleshooter for campus-wide Microsoft Lan Manager Network including installation of 45 new clients to existing network. Perform hardware and software updates, virus detection and removal, and scanning services. Train and tutor individual users. Summer 1997 INTERESTS / ACTIVITIES REFERENCES PNC Bank, Newark, NJ Teller / Customer Service Recognized as efficient and detail oriented. Tracked all deposits and withdrawals and responsible for the end of day balance. Assisted customers with transactions. Initiated the development of a new training manual for incoming employees. Electronics, automotive mechanics, sailing, and small business activities Member, Indian Students Association, Rutgers University, 1997-Present Available upon request
18 Functional Presentation of Experience PROFESSIONAL SKILLS / CAPABILITIES Analytical Skills: Information collection and analysis; problem identification and resolution abilities; comprehensive understanding of federal, state, and city regulatory procedures Managerial Ability: Operation planning; varied accounting and budget responsibilities; selection, training, and supervision of personnel; program evaluation and review EMPLOYMENT Customer Service Representative, Prudential, Newark, NJ; 2006-Present Sales Representative, Macy s, Newport Mall, Jersey City, NJ; Account Clerk, J Peterman CPA, Newark, NJ; Summers 2006, 2007
19 CAREE R. CHANGER 555 East Hilltop Avenue Paterson, New Jersey Home: (973) Voice Mail: (201) OBJECTIVE To secure a managerial position in Human Resource Development with a corporation or financial institution. EXPERIENCE Administrative Coordinated four field teams of interviewers for national opinion surveys for four years. Supervised 25 part-time and nine full-time interviewers. Assisted Director of Credit Operations of a finance corporation for five years. Responsible for administration of records division. Initiated the conversion of department records to data retrieval bank operation saving company $17,000 due to resulting reduction of staff. Interviewing Interviewed and selected population for opinion survey on special topics and products for two years. Served as Employment Interviewer for retail positions in State Employment Service for three years. Communications Edited company newsletter of finance corporation. Developed training manual for credit department. Developed new and creative marketing materials to promote campus clubs and organizations. ACTIVITIES / HONORS Recipient, President s Scholarship, 1995 Member, Finance and Economics Club, Communications Officer, Black Organization of Students, 1995-Present Guest Speaker, Dean of Student Affairs Office, 1998 SKILLS Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, HTML, and Internet browsers. Working knowledge of WordPerfect, Fortran and Basic computer languages. EMPLOYMENT Training Officer, New Jersey State Employment Center, Freehold, New Jersey, Counselor, DBM Investments, Lyndhurst New Jersey, Assistant to the Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 1995-Present EDUCATION Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark Campus Bachelor of Arts, Finance, January 2000 Minor: Sociology References furnished upon request.
20 Writing YOUR Cover Letter The purpose is to identify what position or area for which you are applying and to emphasize relevant skills/knowledge Block or traditional page format One page only, use matching resume paper and envelope Format and content of each paragraph is specific
21 Contact Information Today s Date Your street address City, State Zip Code Contact Person s Name Title (if known) Name of the Organization Division/Department (if applicable) City, State Zip Code Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. :
22 Opening Paragraph I am writing in response to the Analyst position advertised in the Star Ledger on February 12. Based upon my undergraduate education in Finance, I believe you will find me well-qualified. I am writing to inquire about opportunities for management interns in your organization In the interest in investigating career opportunities with your company ( in the area of... ), I am enclosing my resume for your review.
23 Second Paragraph WHY?.. Are you interested in this position Are you interested in this company Are you interested in this industry
24 Closing Paragraph I would welcome the opportunity to further discuss my qualifications for the position. I will call you next week to determine your interest. In the meantime, I may be reached at (973) Thank you for your time and consideration. I feel that I am well qualified for this position and can make a significant contribution to AT&T. May we meet soon to discuss this matter further?