Seminar Chair Interview

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KU School of Pharmacy
Campus Convention: Resumes/CV
February 21st, 2015
Objectives
 Discuss the importance and purpose of a CV
 Describe what employers and others look for
 Review the sections of a CV
 Provide general guidelines for the birth of a good CV
 Critically examine real CVs
 Evaluate your CV
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Importance/Purpose of a CV
 Definitions
 Purpose
 To get noticed or an interview
 Advertise YOU
 Importance today!!!
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CV
Resume
Several pages
1-2 pages
Complete record of academic,
clinical and scientific
achievement
Highlights of experience and
general skills
Thorough
Succinct
Includes everything
Scanned quickly
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Your CV Is a Reflection of You
 Work ethic
 Dedication to the profession
of pharmacy
 Dedication to patient care
 Experience
 What you can bring to an
organization
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What Employers Look For
 To know you!!!!
 How are you a unique fit to my needs?
 Obtain information
 Work history
 Activities
 Involvement/memberships
 Professional Association Involvement
 Community Service
 Research experience, presentations and publications
 Awards and honors
 Leadership experience
 Education
 Rotations
 References
 Uses
 Make sure you are qualified for a position
 Eliminate candidates
 Get you an interview
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Required Sections
 Contact Information on each page
 Educational experiences
 Licensure and certifications
 Work experiences
 Only relevant experience
 Skills developed
 Rotation experiences
 Location
 Date
 Preceptor
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Contact Information
 Permanent address
 Phone number
 E-mail
 Be careful with cute ones
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Educational Experiences
 University
 Degree
 Minors and certificates
 Dates attended
 Graduation dates or anticipated dates
 GPA (OPTIONAL)
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Licensure and Certifications
 Technician/Intern license
 Immunization certification
 Basic life support
 Use expiration dates
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Work Experiences
 Include only work related work experience
 What is work related work experience?
 Title
 Company name and location
 Supervisor
 Dates of employment
 What to do if you had a short experience
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Experiential Rotations
 APPE
 Completed and scheduled
 IPPE
 Site, preceptor and date
 UNIQUE activity and presentations
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Optional Sections
 Objective/purpose statement
 Personal summary
 Presentations/publications/posters
 Honors/awards
 Society memberships
 Professional activity/leadership
 Community service
 Reference section
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Objective/Personal Statement
 Be concise
 Make it the best sentence of you as possible
 DO NOT make it too general
 Personal summary or biography
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Presentations, Publications and Posters
 Know how to cite
 Cite full citation
 List all authors in correct order!!!
 Highlight your name
 Date of presentation or publication
 In progress
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Honors/Awards
 What is an award?
 Most focus on academic honors and scholarships
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Society Memberships
 Name of organization
 Dates of membership
 Meetings attended (local, state, regional, national)
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Professional Activity/Leadership
 Distinct positions on committees
 Leadership titles
 May want to include a few measurable results or descriptions
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Community Service
 List things NOT associated with a professional activity
 Does not need to be pharmacy related
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References
 Use a separate page
 Make sure the person you select
 Knows you
 Knows you did this
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Resumes – General Guides
 Make it artwork!
Top 4 Mistakes
 Be consistent–fonts, spacing, heading
 Use reverse chronological order
1. Misspelling, grammar
and typos
 NO ERRORS!!
 Grammar or fact
2. Distracting structure and
format
 Targeted information
 Production
3. Incorrect information
about company or yourself
 Length
 Page breaks
4. Same item in multiple
categories
 Spelling and verb tense
 Names of people
 Items to avoid
 Personal information
 Photographs, DOB, ethnicity, religious or political views, SSN, marital status, etc.
 Other advice
 Only include information you are willing to discuss
 Get as many people to look at it as possible
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Resume Bloopers
 My intensity and focus are at inordinately high levels, and my ability to
complete projects on time is unspeakable.
 Education: Curses in liberal arts, curses in computer science, curses
in accounting
 Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest pharmacy chain
store.
 Personal: Married, 1999 Corvette
 I am a rabid typist
 Personal interests: Donating blood. 15 gallons so far.
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Resume Bloopers
 I have become completely paranoid, trusting completely nothing and
absolutely no one.
 Strengths: Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining composer.
 Don’t take the comments of my former employer too seriously, they
were unappreciative beggars and slave drivers.
 I am loyal to my employer at all costs…Please feel free to respond to
my resume on my office voicemail.
 Accomplishments: Oversight of entire department.
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