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Resume Guide Straz 277 businesscareers@marquette.edu (414) 288-7927 RESUMEOVERVIEWAresumeisoneofthemostimportantdocumentsinyourinternshiporjobsearch.Itisapersonalmarketingtoolthatmayleadtoaninterview.Thinkofyourresumeasahighlightssummaryoftheskills,experiencesandknowledgethatyouwillbringtoaspecificpositionorindustry.Format:Whatshouldmyresumelooklike?Mostemployersspendfewerthan20–30secondsreviewingyourresume.Resumeformatsneedtobereadable,wellorganizedandconcise.AvoidusingMicrosoftWordtemplates.Creatingyourowndocumentdemonstratesyourcomputerskillsandinitiative.Templatescanalsobemoredifficulttoedit,downloadandformatovertime.Tohelpyougetstarted,theBusinessCareerCenterprovidessamplesofwell‐organizedresumes.Content:Whatshouldmyresumesinclude?Yourresumeisuniquetoyou.Itshouldincludeyouskills,experiencesandaccomplishments.Aresumeshouldinclude:Header–ContactinformationObjective(optional)–Answersthequestions,whatIwanttodo,where,andwhatcanIoffer.?Education–School,Degree(s),graduationdateSkills(optional)–DescribesskillsthatareaboveandbeyondwhatisexpectedExperiences–Workorinternshipexperiences,accomplishments,andrelatedleadershiprolesHonors&Activities–Honors/scholarshipsawarded,extracurricularactivitiesandleadershiprolesLength:Howlongshouldmyresumebe?Yourresumeshouldbeconcise.Inmostbusinesssettings,one‐pageresumesarepreferredbyemployersforinternsandentry ‐levelopportunities.Atwo‐pageresumeisacceptablewithinITandnon‐profitfields.ResumeDosandDon’tsDo Usebulletpointstokeeptextaction‐focusedandconcise Listjobexperiencesinreversechronological(mostrecentfirst)withinsections Useactionwords Usereadablefontstyleandsizes Includeaccomplishments Representyourexperiencesaccurately‐Exaggerationsorfalsestatementswithinaresumecanbegroundsfortermination ProofreadcarefullyDon’t Havespellingorgrammaticalerrors Include,“ReferencesuponRequest”atthebottomofyourresume‐Mostemployerswhowantreferenceswillask.Usespaceonyourresumetosharemoredetailsaboutyouandyourexperiences Includepersonalinformationsuchasage,ethnicity,photos,dateofbirthormaterialstatus UsepersonalpronounssuchasI,me,ormyHEADER&CONTACTINFORMATION Usingthesameheaderformatforyourresume,coverletterandreferencepagecreatesaprofessionalandconsistentimageorbrandforyourapplicationmaterials.Contactinformationshouldinclude: Yourfullname:Useamediumfontsize(18pt.orsmaller)and/orfonteffects(bold,allcaps,etc.)tohelpyournamestandout.Remembertouseaprofessionalandreadablefontstyleaswell.Times,TimesNewRomanandArialarecommonfontstyles. Phonenumber:Provideonephonenumberwhereyoucanbereachedmostreliably.Youdonotneedtolabelyournumberas“Home”or“Cell.”Ensurethatthevoicemailassociatedwith thephonenumberyouprovidepresentsyouprofessionally. E‐mailaddress:Useaprofessionalemailaddress.YourMUaddressisgreat. Addressinformation:Providingamailingaddressiscustomaryforresumessentdirectlytoanemployerornetworkingcontact.o Incaseswhenyouareseekingpositionsbackhome,youmayusetwoaddresses–current(campus)andpermanent(home).Thiscanbuildconfidencewiththeemployerthatyouarefamiliarwiththeareaandmaybemorelikelytostay. TipforMicrosoftWord:Formatyourcontactinformationwithinthebodyofyourdocument.Sometimes,contactinformationpresentedusingthe“header”featureinMSWorddoesnotprintordownloadfullyforemployers.Avoidtextboxesaswell.Thisformattingcanleadtodifficultywithfutureedits.HeaderExamples:JaneDoe123NorthMainStreet(414)123‐4567Milwaukee,WI12345 jane.doe@marquette.eduJohnDoeCurrentAddressPermanentAddress123MainStreet,Unit1  (414)555‐5555 123AppleLaneMilwaukee,WI53201 john.doe@marquette.edu Hometown,WI53202*Evenwhenprovidingtwoaddresses,providingonephonenumberissufficient.Selectthephonenumberwhereyouwillbereachedmostreliably.JaneDoe123NorthMainStreet•Milwaukee,WI12345•(414)123‐4567•Jane.Doe@marquette.eduLinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/in/yourname*IfyourLinkedInprofileiscurrent,providingalinkcandemonstrateyourprofessionalismandinformanemployerthats/hecouldlearnmoreaboutyouthroughthisresource.OBJECTIVEORPROFESSIONALSUMMARY Anobjectivestatementorprofessionalsummaryisanoptionalresumesection.Ifprovided,thissectioncanserveasatopicsentenceforyourresume.Thegoalsidentifiedinyourobjective(thetypeofindustryorpositionyouareseeking)definethefocusfortheremainderofyourdocument.Theresumesectionsthatfollow(education,experience,etc.)areanopportunitytoprovidesupportingevidenceforyourobjective.Ifprovided,definingyourgoalswhilealsobrieflydescribingskillsorexperiencesyoucouldcontributetoaroleororganizationcanbeausefulcombinationwithinanobjectivestatementorsummary.Likethejobsearchprocessoverall,describingskillsorwaysyoucouldcontributecanbalanceyour“ask”(whatyouareseekingfromtheemployer–i.e.ajoborinternship)withwhatyouwill“offer.”ObjectiveStatementTipsWhenwritingyourobjectiveorprofessionalsummary,rememberto: Keepitjobfocused.Yourresumeisasalesdocument:itisaboutwhatyoucandofortheemployer,notwhattheemployercandoforyou. Concisewritingiscritical:Becauseemployersreadresumesquickly,writingconciselyhelpsthemlearnmoreaboutyou.Phrasesratherthancompletesentencesarethenormwithinresumewriting.Additionally,personalpronounsarenotusedwithinresumewriting(no“I…”or“my…”statements). Avoidgeneralstatementssuchas“seekingapositionwiththeopportunityforgrowthandadvancement”or“seekingapositiontoadvancemycareer.”Mostapplicantswanttoworkforgrowingcompaniesordesireadvancement,soidentifyingthesegoalsinyourobjectivedoesnothelpyoustandout.DoINeedanObjective?Anobjectivestatement(oraprofilesection)isanoptionalresumesection.Thinkingcriticallyaboutthecontextofeachapplicationoftenprovidesthebestguidanceaboutwhetherornottoincludeanobjectivestatement.First,allresumesshouldbesentwithacoverletter.Thislettershouldidentifythepositionforwhichyouareapplyingorindicatethatyouarewritingtoinquireaboutopportunities.Byprovidingacoverletter,anobjectivestatementcouldbecomerepetitiveandsomejobseekerswillchoosetoomittheirobjectivestatement.Otherswillincludeanobjectivetoreinforcetheirgoals(1)incaseanemployerreadstheirresumefirstor(2)toprovideareminderoftheirgoalswithintheresumeitself.Ultimately,thedecisiontoincludeoromitanobjectivestatementisuptoyouandbothapproachesareprofessionallyacceptable.Whatisthedifferencebetweenanobjectivestatementandaprofessionalsummary?Anobjectivestatementisaconcise,position‐centeredstatementdescribingthevalueyoucanaddandtheneedsyoucanfulfill.Anobjectivemayincludeabriefstatementofskillsandqualificationsthatyouwillbringtoaposition. Aprofessionalsummaryislongerandprovidesmoredetailthananobjectivestatement.Professionalsummariesidentifythetypeofpositionyouareseekingandprovidelengthierdescriptionsofskillsandqualifications.Professionalsummariesaremosthelpfulforexperiencedprofessionalswho aimtodemonstratetheapplicabilityofskillsfromarangeordepthofpastexperiencesforaspecifictypeofposition.Professionalsummariesareusefulfornetworkingresumesandresumesuploadedtojobsearchwebsites.ObjectiveStatementExamples:Toobtainanaccountinginternship withanauditingfocus.Strengthsinclude: Attentiontodetaildevelopedthroughcash‐handlingpositions Experiencewithdataentryandspreadsheets DemonstratedleadershipthroughcampusactivitiesExperiencehighlights,skillsorstrengthscanbesharedthroughbulletpoints(above)orwithout(below).Full‐timemarketingresearchposition.Offeringexperiencewithsurveydevelopmentandevaluatingsalesdata.Humanresourcesinternship,withparticularinterestinrecruitmentandtraining.*Thisstudentdidnotinclude“offer”detailsaboutwhats/hewillbringtotheposition.However,s/hedidprovidespecificdetailaboutthetypeofinternships/heismostinterestedinpursuing.ProfessionalSummaryExample:SalesrecordandstaffdevelopmentexperienceprovideoutstandingbackgroundforSeniorSalesManagementpositionswithinthepublishingindustry.Offering11years’salesand9years’managementexperiencecombinedwithentrepreneurial,teambuilding andimplementationskills.Possessleadershipabilitytoconceptualize,structureandachievemarketandprofitobjectives.EDUCATIONSECTION Overview:Theeducationsectionhighlightsdegreesorcertificationprogramsthatyouhavecompletedorarecurrentlypursuing.CollegeofBusinessAdministrationundergraduateswillearna“BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration”andspecificmajorsarelistedafterthisformaldegreename. MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI May2013 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration,Major:Finance GPA:3.7/4.0 MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI May2013 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration GPA:3.7/4.0 Major:FinanceGraduationDate:Asinglegraduationdateislisted.Unlikeanexperiencesection,adaterangeisnotneeded.Employerswillunderstandthatbyprovidingafuturegraduationdate,youarecommunicatingthedatewhenyouexpecttocompleteyourdegree.Agraduationdatedoesnotneedtobelabeledas“expected”or“anticipated.”DoubleMajorsorIncludingaMinor:Includingdoublemajororminorinformation mayrequireanadditionallineoftextwithinyoureducationsection.Boldorotherprofessionalfonteffectscanhelpmaketheinformationyouwishtohighlightstandout. MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI May2013 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration GPA:3.4/4.0 Major:OperationsandSupplyChainManagement;Minor:Spanish IfYouHaveNotDeclaredaMajor:Listing“BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration”issufficientandmostaccurate.Asyoudeclareyourmajor(s)orminor(s),youmayaddthemtoyourresume.GPA:Providingyourgradepointaverageisoptional.Ifyouhavea3.0orabove,providingthisdetailmayenhanceyourmarketabilitytoemployers.IfyourGPAisbelowa3.0,BusinessCareerCenterstaffsuggestforyoutothinkcriticallyaboutthisinclusion.IfanemployerhasaskedforGPA,inclusioncouldbeapositivewaytofollowapplicationinstructions.IfGPAhasnotbeenrequested,consider howthisnumberwill/willnotenhanceyourapplication?Coulditdistractfromyourexperiencesection?ConsideringthesetypesofquestionscanbeawaytothinkcriticallyaboutyoureducationsectionandGPA.RelatedCoursework:Providingrelatedcourseworkcanbeagreatwaytoenhanceanemployer’sunderstandingofspecificknowledgeandskills.However,withlimitedspacewithinaone‐pa ge resume,thissectionisoptionalandshouldbeusedonlytocommunicatethedetailsaboutyouthatwouldnotbeotherwiseunderstoodbasedonyourdegreepath.Introductorycoursesshouldnotbeincluded.Forexample,aseniorstudentapplyingforamarketingpositionwithapharmaceuticalcompanymaywishtohighlighthismarketingandscienceknowledge.Inthisinstance,thefollowingeducationformattingcouldbeastrategicapproach. BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration May2011 Major:Marketing;Minor:Biology GPA:3.6/4.0 MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI RelatedCoursework:e‐MarketingStrategy,ImmunobiologyAcademicHonors:Academichonorsmaybelistedwiththeeducationsectionorinadistincthonorssection.Iflistedwithintheeducationsection,honorstypicallyfollowthedegreeinformation. MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration May2011 Majors:InformationTechnologyandInternationalBusiness GPA:3.7/4.0 Dean’sList:Fall2008,Fall2009–Present IgnatiusMeritandServiceScholarshipStudyAbroad:Studyingabroadcanbeanimportantcareer‐preparationexperience.Inadditiontosharingtheacademicfocusandlocationofyourexperience,thestudyabroadlistingcanbegintocommunicateadditionallearningoutcomes. MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration May2012 Major:InternationalBusinessandRealEstate GPA:3.3/4.0 UNIVERSITYOFANTWERP,Antwerp,Belgium StudyAbroad:EuropeanUnionBusinessStrategy Spring2010 CourseworkfocusedonEuropeanUnionEconomics TraveledtoGermany,Poland,FranceandSwitzerland*Tip:Eventhoughtheuniversitynameincludesthecity,tomaintainformattingconsistency,thefullcityandcountrylocationinformationisprovidedfortheUniversityofAntwerp.ADDITIONALCONSIDERATIONSHighSchoolInformation:Educationinformationfromyourhigh schoolexperience isnotlistedwithincollege‐levelresumes.Withcollegedegreeinformationonyourresume,employerswillbeabletosafelyassumethatyoucompletedhighschool.TransferStudents:Listthedegreeandinstitutionwhereyougraduated(orwillgraduate).Itisnotnecessaryorcustomarytolistpreviousschools.Licensing&Certification:Somestudentswillwishtohighlightalicenseorcertificationorcommunicatetheireligibility.Forcurrentbusinessstudents,thisinformationistypicallylistedwithintheeducationsection(althoughlicensesandcertificationsmayalsobeincludedasadistinctresumesection). MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI MasterofScienceinAccounting,EligibletositforCPAexam May2011 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration,Maj or:Accounting May2010LocationonthePage:Employersoftenlookfortheeducationsectionatthetopofthepag ewithinacurrentstudent’sornewgraduate’sresume.Graduatestudentsandalumni,pleasereviewthesectionbelow.GraduateStudents&AlumniAsamoreexperiencedapplicant,youmaywishtoconsideradditionalcriteriawhenincludingeducationinformationwithinyourresume.LocationonthePageManygraduatestudentsandalumnihaveprofessionalexperienceorhavepursuedfurthereducationconcurrentlywithwork.Undergradua testudentsoftenlisteducationpriortoexperiencebecauseeducationisthemostcareer‐related,full‐timeeffortwithintheiroverallexperience.Mostapplicants withmoreprofessionalexperienceprovidetheexperiencesectionfirst,andreinforcethissectionbyfollowingitwitheducationinformation.Ultimatelythesequenceofresumesectionsshouldreflecttheorderinwhichyouwantemployerstoreviewtheinformationyouprovide.CareerTransitions:Ifyouareseekingadegreeaspartofalargercareer(roleorindustry)transition,listingeducationfirstcanoftenbeaneffectivestrategy.Ifyoupursuedadegreetoprepareforaspecificindustry,listingthisinformationfirstcancommunicateyourrelatedknowledgetoanemployer.Theexperiencesectioncanthenprovideanopportunitytocommunicatetheaspectsofyourpastexperience(s)thattranslatemostreadilytothetargetedroleorindustry.ListingMultipleDegreesMultipledegreesfromthesameinstitutionmaybelistedtogether.Forexample: MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI MasterofBusinessAdministration May2012 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration,Major:Marketing May2008Degreesearnedfromdifferentinstitutionsshouldbelistedseparatelyandinreverse‐chronologicalorder. MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI MasterofBusinessAdministration May2011 ABCUNIVERISTY,City,State FormallyWrittenDegree Name MonthYearLicensing&CertificationsEmployersforcareerfieldssuchasaccounting,insuranceandrealestatewillbeinterestedinreviewinglicenseorcertificationinformationwithinanapplicant’sresume.Thisinformationismostoftensharedthroughtheeducationsectionoraseparate“Licensure”or“Certifications”section.Iflicensesorcertificationsarelistedwithintheeducationsection,thisinformationcanbeprovidedwiththedegreeinformation,asaseparateitemwithintheeducationsectionorinadistinctsection.Precedingthedegreelisting: WisconsinCertifiedPublicAppraiser#146 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration May2005 Majors:RealEstateandEntrepreneurship  MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI OR CertifiedPublicAccountant(CPA),StateofWisconsin 2011 MasterofScienceinAccounting May2010 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration,Maj or:Accounting May2009 MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI GPA:3.6/4.0 Withinthedegreelisting: MasterofScienceinAccounting,EligibletositforCPAexam May2011 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration,Maj or:Accounting May2010 MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI GPA:3.6/4.0 Or MasterofScienceinAccounting May2010 BachelorofScienceinBusinessAdministration,Maj or:Accounting May2009 MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI GPA:3.4/4.0 CPACandidate:3partspassedAsadistinctresumesection:REALESTATELICENSINGCertifiedShoppingCenterManager(CSM),InternationalCouncilofShoppingCenters *Date*Providingadateisoptional.Datesaremosthelpfulwhenalicensehasanexpirationorwillneedtoberenewed.Intheseinstances,providingthedaterangeofqualificationcanbehelpfulforanemployer.Datescanalsobeprovidedtodemonstratethelengthoftimeyouhaveheldalicense.“Licensedsince2007”or“2007”couldbewaystocommunicatethiskindofexperienceinformation. FormalWritingofMUGraduateDegreesTheabbreviatedformsofMUGraduateDegreesareavailablewithintheGraduateProgramswebsite.Abbreviationsaretypicallywritteninfullforformalresumewriting.Forexample,MBAiswrittenasMasterofBusinessAdministrationandMSiswrittenasMasterofSciencein…JointProgramsWhenjointprogramcompletionwillresultintwodegrees,eachdegreemaybewrittenseparatelyorthejointnatureoftheprogramcanbecommunicated.TheMBAMAinPoliticalScience,MBAMSN,andMBAJDareexamplesofthistypeofpro gram.Degreenameswrittenseparately: MasterofBusinessAdministration GradMonthYear MasterofArtsinPoliticalScience GradMonthYear MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WIDegreenameswrittentogether: MasterofBusinessAdministration&MasterofScienceinNursing GradMonthYear MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WIWhenthejointdegreeisaprogramresultingin onedegreefrommultipleinstitutions,thedegreenameislistedwithbothschools.Forexample: MasterofScienceinHealthcareTechnologiesManagement GradMonthYear MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY,Milwaukee,WI MEDICALCOLLEGEOFWISCONSIN, Milwaukee,WIOr,theschoolnamescouldbelistedtogether: MasterofScienceinHealthcareTechnologiesManagement GradMonthYear MARQUETTEUNIVERSITY&MEDICALCOLLEGEOFWISCONSIN,Milwaukee,WIEMPLOYMENTANDEXPERIENCEThepurposeoftheEmployment/Experiencesectionistodescribetheskills,knowledge,andexperiencesyouhavegainedfromyourpastandcurrentexperiencesinawaythatcommunicatestheirvaluetotheroleorindustryyouaretargeting.Thissectionmayincludeallrelevantexperiences‐paidandunpaid,full‐time,part‐time,internship,volunteerism,campusactivitiesandothers.Withinthissection,describeyourexperiencesinawaythatcommunicatesyourqualificationsandwhatyoucanbringtothepositiontotheemployer.Gobeyondsimplylistingdutiesbydescribingtheskills,responsibilitiesandoutcomesthatwillhavethemostrelevancetothepositionorindustryyouaretargeting.Thisdetailis“resumecustomization”andclarifiesyourvalueforaspecificemployerorrole.Highlightsdescribedintheexperiencesectionmayinclude: Responsibilitiesandoutcomesachieved Leadershiporsupervisionroles Accomplishmentsorimprovements(remembertoprovidetheresults)Asyouthinkaboutwaystodescribeyourexperiences,questionstoconsidermayinclude:1. Whatskillsdidyouutilizeordevelopthroughyourresponsibilities?2. Whatdidyoulearnthroughyourposition?3. Wereyoupromotedordidyoutrainothers?4. Didyoucreatenewsystemsorprocesses?5. Didyouwritereports,memos,summariesorhelpwithpublications foryourorganization?6. Arethereexamplesoftimeswhenyoutookleadershiporinitiative?7. Howdidyourworkcontributetolargerprocesses?Forexample,if youdiddata‐entry,whatsystemsdidyouuse,whatkindofinformationdidyouenterandhowdiditfitintothebig‐pictureforthecompanyororganization?8. Whatweretheresultsofyourefforts?Increasedsales,astrongermailinglist,etc.Format&Organization–Reviewsampleresumesforexamples Begineachbulletpointwithandactionverbandusetheappropriatetense(presentforcurrentrolesandpast‐tenseforcompletedpositions) Employment/experiencesareorganizedinreversechronologicalorder(accordingtoenddate),listingthemostrecentfirst Datesarealignedeitherontherightorleft.Providemonthandyear Includethecompanyname,city,stateandyourtitle orrole Useuppercase,italics,bold,andunderlingconsistentlytohelpyourroletitlesandorganizationnamesstandout Youshouldbeabletoeasilyidentifythefollowingo Whereyouworked(company,location)o Whenyouworked(monthandyear)o Position/jobtitleo Jobduties/accomplishmentsSectionHeadersDescriptivesectionheaderscanbeanadditionalwaytocustomize yourresume.Thiskindofformattingcanreinforceaskillorexperienceareayouwishtohighlightandfurtherfocusanemployer’sattention.Thisapproachcanalsobeawaytomanagethesequenceofhowexperiencesarepresentedwhilestillfollowingreverse‐chronologicalorderwithineachsection.[...]... Developed inventory database using MS Access.  Resulting ordering adjustments created  15% more warehouse space.           QUESTIONS & RESUME REVIEWS    Contact the Business Career Center  (414) 288‐7927  businesscareers@marquette.edu  Marquette University College of Business Administration, Straz 277   ... only provide skills that are above and beyond what is expected of you in the College of Business Administration and within your major(s).      Listing Skills within an Education or Skills Section    Within an education section, skills are listed after the degree listing.        MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, Milwaukee, WI    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration May 2012    Majors: Economics and Entrepreneurship ... recognitions are generally omitted by the start of sophomore year to create a more college based  resume.   Sophomores and above may have an honors section that includes college scholarships or  awards such as, Dean’s List, Beta Gamma Sigma – Honors Business Society, Ignatius Scholarship, etc.    Activities may include extra‐curricular activities, volunteerism and/or involvement with professional  organizations.  Similar to a job or internship description, activities should be described with your role, ... However, Access is a more unique program and listing this proficiency could be valuable (especially if an  employer lists working with Access within the job description).  Similarly, computer languages or  statistical programs are more unique or high‐level technology skills that could make a positive impact  within a resume.   Including these types of skills within your resume can be positive and strategic.    Language Skills: Listing fluency or conversational language skills can be a great addition to a resume.  ... Some students will choose to create a separate skills section.  Labeling the section header with the types  of skills described helps to focus the employer’s attention.      LANGUAGE & COMPUTER SKILLS   Spanish fluency, conversational French   SAS, SPSS, MS Access    Technology Skills: As college level students, proficiency with MS Word, Outlook and Excel will be  expected by employers, so listing these skills within your resume does not immediately add value.  ... September 2009 – Present   Bullets about the leadership and marketing related aspects of this position.     *This student could also use a descriptive header for the second experience section.  “Campus  Leadership” or “Leadership Experience” are possible headers that could further communicate the nature  and value of her Brew Bayou position (and others) to an employer.            HONORS AND ACTIVITIES ... Activities may include extra‐curricular activities, volunteerism and/or involvement with professional  organizations.  Similar to a job or internship description, activities should be described with your role,  the organization or club name and (often) the dates of your involvement.  For example:   Hunger Cleanup – Volunteer   President, Economic Club, 2010‐2011  Marquette Women’s Rugby Club, President/Captain (2010‐2011) and Member (2008‐2011)    Providing Detail about Honors and Activities ... Train 5‐10 new referees each semester.   Calmly manage player disputes and support positive sportsmanship.    Previously served as Intramural Referee, September – May 2008.  This student does an excellent job of communicating the scope of his responsibilities as Lead Referee.  In  addition to calling games (which could be assumed), these bullet points, communicate his management,  training and communication skills.     ... demonstrates campus leadership.            SKILLS     Describing the skills that pertain to the role(s) or industry area(s) you are targeting is a central goal  within application materials.  Resultantly, skills are often described throughout a resume and can be  located within the education, experience and/or stand‐alone sections.      When highlighting skills within an education or specific “Skills” section, it is critical to consider the value ... marketing as her internship roles), she could use multiple experience sections and descriptive headers  to focus employers’ attention on her marketing skills and experiences.  Because reverse chronological  order is applied within each resume section, this formatting enables this student to list her 2009  summer internship prior to the part‐time position.      MARKETING EXPERIENCE      Marketing Intern, Johnson Controls, Inc., Milwaukee, WI  .  Resume Guide Straz 277 businesscareers@marquette.edu (414) 288-7927  RESUME OVERVIEWA resume isone of themostimportantdocumentsinyourinternshiporjobsearch.Itisapersonalmarketingtoolthatmayleadtoaninterview.Think of your resume asahighlightssummary of theskills,experiencesandknowledgethatyouwillbringtoaspecificpositionorindustry.Format:Whatshouldmy resume looklike?Mostemployersspendfewerthan20–30secondsreviewingyour resume.  Resume formatsneedtobereadable,wellorganizedandconcise.AvoidusingMicrosoftWordtemplates.Creatingyourowndocumentdemonstratesyourcomputerskillsandinitiative.Templatescanalsobemoredifficulttoedit,downloadandformatovertime.Tohelpyougetstarted,the Business Career Centerprovidessamples of well‐organizedresumes.Content:Whatshouldmyresumesinclude?Your resume isuniquetoyou.Itshouldincludeyouskills,experiencesandaccomplishments.A resume shouldinclude:Header–ContactinformationObjective(optional)–Answersthequestions,whatIwanttodo,where,andwhatcanIoffer.?Education–School,Degree(s),graduationdateSkills(optional)–DescribesskillsthatareaboveandbeyondwhatisexpectedExperiences–Workorinternshipexperiences,accomplishments,andrelatedleadershiprolesHonors&Activities–Honors/scholarshipsawarded,extracurricularactivitiesandleadershiprolesLength:Howlongshouldmy resume be?Your resume shouldbeconcise.Inmost business settings,one‐pageresumesarepreferredbyemployersforinternsandentry. DevelopedinventorydatabaseusingMSAccess.Resultingorderingadjustmentscreated15%morewarehousespace.QUESTIONS& RESUME REVIEWSContactthe Business Career Center(414)288‐7927businesscareers@marquette.eduMarquetteUniversity College of Business Administration, Straz 277 
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