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1 Resume Guide A resume outlines the skills you have acquired in your academic, work, volunteer and extracurricular experiences. The information and its presentation are extremely important! Areas of Content 1. Education List your Trinity first Include any study abroad experience List relevant coursework Include your GPA if it is 3.0 or better. Include your major GPA if it is.5 higher than your overall GPA Include academic honors and awards 2. Experience Experience includes internships, full-time or paid work experiences Each experience needs a job title, employer name, city, state, dates you worked there and a description Start descriptions with action verbs and quantify your entries when possible (ex. Increased sales by 8%) Descriptions should not be complete sentences. Bullet points are effective. 3. Leadership List your involvement in clubs, athletics or community service Highlight positions where you have held or shown leadership Include athletic honors 4. Skills Computer: List software and hardware systems, applications and programs you are proficient in Language: State degree of proficiency (fluent, proficient, conversational) in writing and speaking foreign languages Writing Bullets with Impact Each bullet should answer: 1. What skill am I highlighting? 2. How did I implement the skill? 3. Who did I work with? 4. What was the result or achievement? Poor Example Managed activities budget Excellent Example Managed student activities budget of $5,000 utilizing Excel and Quicken programs to optimize use of funds and benefit a diverse range of students Every Experience Counts Everything you have done, each job, each class, each activity or sport is important and makes you who you are. You would be amazed at how skills from one job can be related to a totally different job! Focus on the transferable skills that you would like to use. Examples: Waiter Summer 2013 Interacted with customers to provide a quality dining experience Earned Employee of the Month Parking Honors based on customer satisfaction Demonstrated adaptability to high pressure environment with strict time constraints Trained new staff and handled weekend scheduling for 10 employees House Painter Summer 2012 Painted interior and exterior of 13 homes ensuring customer satisfaction Communicated with clients to explain options, provide updates and resolve concerns Completed assignments with no direct supervision

2 Research Experience and Technical Skills If you are a science, technology or engineering major, it is important to highlight your skills in these areas. Following are samples to show how you might do this. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Trinity College Psychology Department Honors Thesis Spring 2013 Present Study the relationship between student achievement and nutrition in the Hartford Public School System Design survey and implement survey for 6th grade students Analyze data to determine patterns and validate hypothesis Trinity College Engineering Department Independent Research and Development Project: Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Completed extensive market research to facilitate the development of an unique design for a portable oxygen concentrator Worked with Soleil Venture Management to address brainstorm solutions, resolve technical issues and create a business plan TECHNICAL SKILLS Pro/ENGINEER (Wildfire 2.0) AutoCAD Arena PLM Solid Works Inventor 9 Format 1. Font - Acceptable fonts are Garamond, Arial, Times New Roman, and Verdana. Size should be Margins -.5 to 1 inch square 3. Lines under Section Title - Put cursor at end of Section Heading (ex. EXPERIENCE) and select Bottom Border 4. Options for Section Headings Education Skills Related Projects Interests Honors & Awards Leadership Experience Relevant Experience Activities Relevant Coursework Technical Skills Community Service 5. Honors & Awards - If you have both academic and athletic awards, a separate section can be created after EDUCATION. Otherwise put each award in the appropriate section. 6. Relevant Experience/Research Experience/Teaching Experience/Writing Experience If you have relevant experience that falls under several sections, or perhaps is not the most recent, a separate section can be created to pull the relevant experiences together. 7. Skills - This category can be moved after EDUCATION when research, technical or language skills are critical to the position being sought.

3 Frequently Asked Questions Q: Does my resume have to be one page? A: A concise one-page resume should be your goal. When writing your first draft, include everything you can think of. After bringing your resume to the CDC for review, you will likely find that everything will fit onto a single page. Q: What contact information should I include on my resume? A: List a single address and phone number. We recommend you list your Trinity address and then be sure to check it consistently. We also recommend you list your cell phone number but be sure your voice message is professional! Q: Should I mention where I went to high school? A: Yes, if you are a first year student, if it is a well-known school, or if your high school is geographically close to the area where you are looking for a job. Q: Should I list all of the great stuff I did in high school? A: Generally, the further you progress in your college career, the less relevant your high school experiences become. First year students will invariably list more of their high school accomplishments than juniors and seniors. Q: Should I use the present or past tense of a verb when writing job/experience descriptions? A: You should use the present tense when describing experiences that are ongoing. You should use the past tense when describing past jobs or experiences. Q: Should I have more than one version of my resume? A: You will need different versions if you are applying for positions in varying career fields for example, education and engineering. Although the core of your resume will remain the same, your descriptions and focus will be different. Make sure you name the resumes so that you do not confuse the different versions. Q: Should I have more than one person look over my resume? A: The answer is YES. Resume writing is a skill, and good resumes are a perfect blend of art and science. Show it to several people and you may receive some contradictory advice, but remember: THERE IS NO ONE CORRECT WAY. Gather opinions from professors, past employers, references, your parents, career advisers and then use your judgment. Q: What kind of paper should I use? A: High quality bond paper, at least 50% cotton content. We have free bond paper and envelopes for you in the Career Development Center. Your resume, cover letter and envelopes should all be of the same paper.

4 Lidia Carolyn Sample 1622 West College Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY Trinity College, Box , 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT (636) EDUCATION Trinity College, Hartford, CT Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Expected May 2017 GPA: 3.88 Faculty Honors all semesters Relevant Coursework: Statistics, Empirical Political Methods & Data Analysis, Argument & Research Writing Trinity in Rome, Rome, Italy Spring 2016 The Best School, Anywhere, USA Graduated June 2013 EXPERIENCE Mintz & Hoke Communications Group, Avon, CT Summer 2014 Intern Developed media list and press releases Participated in researching and compiling reports for new business planning and presentations Brainstormed in creative sessions for client programs Trinity College English Department Fall 2013 Teaching Assistant for Arguments, and Research Writing Planned and consulted with professor on course objectives and curriculum Conducted teaching assistant sessions each week to reinforce course material L Oreal, New York, NY Summer 2013 Marketing Intern for Professional Products Compiled competitor analyses and wrote industry reports Supported the brand management team with daily marketing activities Tracked marketing campaigns in leading women s magazines Completed an independent project to promote brand awareness on college campuses and presented ideas in front of senior management Boston Magazine, Boston, MA Summer 2012 Advertising Intern Aided with the preparation of PowerPoint presentations for meetings with potential clients Updated databases of contacts and performed general administrative duties Attended sales meetings and brainstormed ideas for advertising proposals Metro Cuisine, Bedford, NY Summer 2011 Waitress Communicated with customers while serving food and ensuring quality dining experience Cooperated with peers to provide excellent service to customers in hectic setting LEADERSHIP Trinity College Varsity Soccer Team, Captain Fall 2013 Earned NESCAC Scholar Athlete Award Devote 20+ hours per week to varsity sport Hartford Juvenile Center Counsel juvenile first time offenders and prepare progress reports for staff Trinity College Best Buddies Fall 2013-Present Spring 2014-Present Fall 2013-Present SKILLS Computer: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, File Maker Pro Language: Proficient in written and spoken Spanish

5 Action Words It is crucial to use powerful action words throughout your resume to describe your work, academic, extracurricular and volunteer experiences. Effective use of action words will catch an employer s attention and provide a clear and concise picture of your background. Here are several examples: (Remember: Always use the present tense when describing present jobs/experiences and past tense for past jobs/experiences) Administrative/Organizational approved distributed arranged enlisted catalogued executed classified expedited collaborated extracted collected generated compiled identified consolidated implemented inspected integrated monitored operated prepared prioritized processed purchased recorded re retrieved revised scheduled screened specified streamlined targeted updated validated Analytical/Financial administered allocated appraised audited balanced budgeted calculated controlled estimated financed forecasted managed marketed minimized monitored multiplied planned procured projected provided purchased raised rated reconciled refined reformed regarded researched reserved revived satisfied scrutinized secured settled staffed strengthened submitted substantiated suggested supplemented sustained tailored transferred Communication addressed arranged authored communicated composed contacted convinced corresponded directed drafted edited formulated influenced informed interpreted interviewed lectured marketed mediated moderated motivated negotiated networked persuaded presented promoted publicized published reconciled recruited referred reported translated Creative composed conceived conducted created designed directed drafted established executed fashioned founded illustrated improvised instituted integrated introduced invented marketed modernized originated performed pioneered planned redesigned remodeled renovated replaced revitalized shaped sketched started stimulated strategized transformed

6 Action Words Management/Leadership administered centralized certified chaired changed commissioned committed concluded condensed confirmed consented contracted consolidated consulted correlated cultivated delegated determined employed evaluated executed formulated founded fulfilled headed hired managed maintained oversaw planned prioritized produced proposed recommended recruited regulated reviewed revitalized scheduled supervised Quantitative/Research acquired amplified approximated ascertained authorized boosted calculated charted collected compared conducted diagnosed designed determined evaluated examined extracted formulated guaranteed identified indexed inferred innovated inspected instituted interested interpreted interviewed investigated involved issued judged justified lead linked minimized modified processed reviewed researched studied summarized surveyed tested Teaching/Counseling/Helping adapted advised applied appraised assessed assigned categorized clarified coached communicated cooperated coordinated corrected defined demonstrated designated directed educated elaborated elicited enabled evaluated explained facilitated generated guided identified implemented incorporated indicated informed initiated instructed interacted integrated investigated modeled modified motivated observed postulated praised reinforced rewarded simplified solicited structured synthesized taught trained tutored Technical activated assembled built calculated computed constructed converted customized debugged deciphered dedicated deliberated delivered designed detected devaluated devised dispersed displayed elevated endorsed enforced engineered enhanced enriched excelled exercised exhibited fabricated familiarized finalized formed installed maintained navigated operated overhauled participated programmed remodeled repaired resolved retrieved screened serviced solved supplied trained upgraded

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