RESUME WRITING

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A resume is a factual representation of
your skills, abilities, background
Your resume should highlight any of
your qualifications/skills related to job
openings
Chronological resumes are preferred by
most Employers
Recruiters spend AT MOST 20-30
seconds reviewing a resume
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Font styles - Arial, Times New Roman, or Calibri
Font sizes between10-12 (Name can be larger)
Margins should be .8 - 1.0” wide
CAPS, bolding, underlining and bullets
make it easier to read
Print on cotton bond paper (white or crème)
One page only, unless you have significant previous
experience; then two pages at most
Remember recruiters spend between 20- 30 seconds
on any given resume!
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Include keywords found in job openings
Do not use the words me, my or I
Use short phrases beginning with action words
Periods are not needed
Do not use acronyms (ie: BBA)
Make sure you use correct grammar, tenses and
spelling
Use spell check and have someone else review it
before you turn it in
Your resume MUST be submitted in the CSPD
format and will be graded according to the
Resume Grading Rubric:
NON-CAP students (in class)
Wednesday, February 12th (Section 1)
Thursday, February 13th (Section 3)
CAP students (email résumé to [email protected])
Both sections due NO LATER than 12:00 pm on
Thursday, February 13th
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HEADING
CAREER OBJECTIVE
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION
EXPERIENCE
ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Your Contact information: (Center at top of page)
 Include name, address, email, phone number.
 List a professional email address to ensure a positive
first impression.
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What do you think???
[email protected] OR [email protected]
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Is it necessary?
X Yes
No
How long?
 1, 2, or 3 sentences/phrases?
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Objective should be employer-centered not
self-centered.
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I am seeking a professional position with a progressive, stable
organization where I can use my background and skills to grow with your
company and one that offers opportunities for career advancement
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The Business Development Account Manager
position with Worldwide Express
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A summer 2014 internship in the Financial Analyst
Internship Program with USAA
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Identify 3-5 key skills that support the career objective
Use relevant keywords that mirror job opening
Some Examples:
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Intermediate skills in Spanish
Over four years experience performing various accounting
procedures
Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact with a
wide range of personality styles
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Business Administration in … (major)
Cumulative GPA: 3.39
(Do NOT round up on GPA)
Expected Graduation: May 2014
Major GPA: 3.88
Relevant Coursework (List only your upper-level courses in your major)
• Organizational Theory
• Managing Human Relations
• Management Science
• Principles of Marketing
* Omit high school in your education section if you have completed
more than one year of college
Examples:
UTSA College of Business Immersion Program, Argentina/Chile
May 2013
Educational partner: Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad Nacional
Lomas de Zamoro
Study Abroad –University of Madrid - Madrid, Spain
Summer 2012
Traveled throughout Spain, observed culture and enhanced language skills
Immersed in language and culture of the society
Alamo Community College, San Antonio, Texas
Associate Degree in Business, May 2009
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Use long sentences, even using paragraphs, to
describe every task I completed on a job.
(True/False)
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I need to list EVERY single job I had. (True/False)
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I can include paid, volunteer, intern, or
cooperative education experiences that are
relevant to the objective. (True/False)
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Use bulleted phrases using action verbs to highlight
achievements - YES
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Should I include accomplishments for each job? - YES
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What about stats/numbers that describe the results of my
contributions (i.e., "increased sales by $10,000 in a
quarter“)? YES
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Should I list my References - NO – References do not go on
your resume – listed separately
Some “good” examples:
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Selected by Management to train 6 new employees on corporate
policy and procedure
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Promoted to Shift Manager after 4 months of service
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Accurately balanced $10,000 cash drawer daily
Some “not so good” examples:
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Provided assistance to vendors/visitors
I have excellent interpersonal and communication with my
customers.
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Include student organizations, volunteer activities,
scholarships and academic achievements.
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Make sure to list significant positions of responsibility;
include title, name of organization/team, dates within
your community service or extracurricular activities.
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List your leadership roles, achievements, contributions
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Business Student Council, Student Chapter, UTSA,
President - 2012-present
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McDermott Scholarship, three years
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Dean’s List, UTSA, fall 2012-spring 2013
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American Heart Association 5K Run, Volunteer
Coordinator, 2010 - present
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Habitat for Humanity, volunteer, 2012
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Junior Achievement of South Texas, Volunteer; fall 2013,
presented business topics to elementary students
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UTSA Career Action Program; spring 2013; College of
Business program designed to promote professionalism and
prepare business students for career opportunities
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Fluent in Portuguese; conversational in French
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Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
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Familiar with C++ and Java
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CPR and First Aid Certification, valid through August 2014
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Make sure your resume is focused toward the field
(and job) you want.
Do NOT include references on your resume. Create a separate
references page.
Your resume MUST be absolutely free from grammatical,
spelling, punctuation, usage, and typographical errors.
Can include your contribution towards educational expenses
(“Financed 100% of college expenses through part-time work”)
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ADP Sales
AllianceBernstein
* Apple
AT&T Retail Leadership
Development Program
Edward Jones
Enterprise Holdings
* Exxon Mobil
Frost Bank
Futurex
GEICO
Halliburton
HEB
Kohl’s Dept. Stores
National Security Agency
Northwestern Mutual
PepsiCo
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Rackspace Hosting
Reynolds & Reynolds
State Farm Insurance
TEKsystems
Tesoro
The Hartford
Toyota Manufacturing
Texas Dept. of Banking
Texas Railroad Commission
Union Pacific Railroad
USAA
U.S. Dept. of State
U.S. Drug Enforcement
Valero Energy
Zachary Industrial

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