Rsum Building and Career Exploration
Rsum BuildingIAFNR Careers Module
This is a Rsum!What is a Rsum? Definitionasummingup;summaryabriefwrittenaccountofpersonal,educational,andprofessional qualificationsandexperience,asthatpreparedbyanapplicantfora job.What you would use a Resume for?Scholarship ApplicationsJob ApplicationsNetworking
Contact InformationContact InformationVERY IMPORTANT as this is the information youd want the employer to contact you atDouble check for accuracy and spellingContact Information has no heading, you simply add your contact information.IncludeYour Full NameYour Permanent AddressYour Phone NumbersYour Email AddressDo you have a professional email address?
ObjectiveObjective Statement1-3 Lines of text summarizing the job you are applying for and what makes you worthy of the positionBe specificExample: A position as a camp counselor allowing me to use my leadership and communication skills.Ask yourselfWhat are your best skills?What jobs do you seek?What are your goals?What type of setting do you want to work in?
EducationEducationHighlights your educational backgroundIncludesSchools youve attendedLocationGraduation (or anticipated) dateDegrees youve earnedGPAPros and cons about including GPA
ExperienceExperienceThe HEART of your rsumCan be made up of 1 or more sections to be organizedCan includeCompany or organizationName of job or position you heldDates of employment or involvementDescriptions of responsibilities and duties
Which is more professional?Use Power Words in descriptionsDescriptions should relate to position you wantKeep descriptions parallelAll verbs agree with each otherTested station equipmentMaterial purchasing and expeditingResponsible for changing ordersRecorded regulated documentsConducted material purchasesProcessed order changesExperience DescriptionsLets Practice!Experience DescriptionsJob or PositionDescription
Honors, Awards & ActivitiesHonors, Awards & ActivitiesSpecial things youve done that youd discuss with your managerThis could beAcademic awards and scholarshipsMembership in organizationsLeadership PositionsDates of award or involvementChoose honors, awards, and activities that align with your career goals
General Rsum Tips 1 page in lengthUse only one fontA professional one like Times New Roman etc. Consider having someone proofread itSave multiple copies for different companies and applicationsTry to coordinate with your cover letter
Whats Next Today?Todays AssignmentDraft your own rsum on the computerUsing your skeleton we did todayDue in class tomorrowIf you finish your rsum todayTurn it into meContinue working on your Career Exploration Presentation
ReferencesPaiz, J., (2014).The Interactive Rsum. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/927/05/