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JobInternshipGuide•ResumeLetterWritingJobInternshipGuide•“Keepyourresumeuptodate!YouneedthematcareerfairsandforunexpectedopportunitiesAtcareerfairsIusuallybringresumesandjusttalktocompaniesIfindoutwhatIwanttodointointermsofcareersandpositions”DoraW,Senior,AppliedMath“Tokeepmyresumefrombeingredundant,IusetheverblistintheJobandInternshipGuideIt’sahelpfultoolthathelpsmakemyresumeuniqueYoudon’twantyourresumetobelikeeveryoneelse’s”KarenC,Senior,MassCommunicationsPsychologytodo•KeepaninventoryofyourachievementsSaveanypositivewrittenfeedbackyoureceiveandotherdocumentsthatillustrateyoursuccessThesecomeinhandywhencreatingaresumeandcoverletter•GetanearlystartCarveouttimetoprepareandedityourresumesandcoverlettersbeforesubmittingthem•ExploreformatsBeyondthisJobInternshipGuide,therearemanyresumeandcoverletterresourcesinourInfolabDeterminewhichonewillmarketyoubest•UseyourownwordsDonotborrowcontentfromothers’resumesYouruniquevoiceshouldcomeacrossloudandclear!•MakeaMiniAppointmentAskacareercounselortoreviewandcritiquedraftsofyourresumeandcoverletter•RecruitanEnglishmajororotherwordwhiztoperformafinalgrammarandcontentreviewHavetwootherpeoplereadyourresumeforgoodmeasure•Followupwithemployersyou’vesubmittedyourresumeandcoverlettertowithintwoweeks•SignupforCallistotoaccessCalJobsandCareerMailandexploreotherjoblistingwebsitestoidentifyjobandinternshipopportunitiesAtothepositionofnewemployeeStrongresumesdomorethanmerelysummarizeyoureducationalbackgroundandworkhistorytheyemphasizetheresultsofyourefforts,anddrawclearparallelsbetweenyourskillsandexperienceandanemployer’sneedsTHESTEPSOFRESUMEDEVELOPMENTStep:AnalyzetheJobDescriptionReadjobdescriptionsthoroughlyandthenhighlightallofthekeywordswhichindicaterequiredandpreferredskills,abilities,attributes,andqualificationsIfanemployerislookingforsomebodywhoisinnovative,punctual,andattentivetodetail,usethesesamewordsinyourresumeStep:GenerateaListofAccomplishmentsCreateaninventoryofyouraccomplishmentsTheseshouldincludetasksthatyouenjoyeddoing,didwell,andofwhichyouwereproudIncludeeducationtraining,volunteerexperience,jobs,projects,schoolassignments,travel,andgroupteamactivitiesFocusontheoutcomeofyoureffortsQuantifyyourresultsifpossibleDon’tbehumble!ResumesarepromotionaltoolswellcraftedresumecanelevateyoufromastateofanonymityChapterActionItemsmoreinfo:careerberkeleyeducareerberkeleyeduPreparingforYourSearchYourJoborInternshipSearchInternshipsSuccessfulInterviewingResumeLetterWritingSearchPreparingforYourInternshipJobOffersStep:IdentifyRelevantSkillAreasWhatskillsarenecessaryforthejobFrameyourexperiencesothatthefocusisonskillsandachievementsthataredesirableforthatparticularpositionExpandonrelevantskillsandexperiencesandcommitlessspacetodescribingotherexperiencesStep:WriteDescriptivePhrasesUsingactionverbsseep,writeshortphrasestodescribeexperiencesthatdemonstrateyourrelevantskillsRemember,alwaysplacetheminorderofrelevanceThemostrelevantinformationshouldalwaysbeontopStep:ChooseaFormatWhileresumetemplatesmaybetempting,employersareoftenfamiliarwiththemandwillnotappreciateyourlackofingenuityAlso,templatestendtobeinflexibleHere’sacharttohelpyouselectaformatSelectingaResumeFormatChronological•Listsyourexperienceinreversechronologicalorderfrommostrecenttoleastrecent•Worksbestwhenyourwork,volunteer,andacademicexperiencerelatedirectlytothetypeofjobtowhichyou’reapplying•IllustratesconsistencyinyourworkhistoryIftherearewidegapsinyourexperience,thismaynotbethebestformatforyou•MostpopularresumestyleThemajorityofoncampusrecruitersandbusinessemployerspreferthisstyle•Seeanexample,pSkills•Listsyourexperiencebasedonskillheadings,whicharenotnecessarilyinchronologicalorder•Actualworkhistoryissummarizedinabriefsectionatthebottomofthepage•FocusisshiftedawayfromwhereandwhenyoudevelopedparticularskillsTheskillsthemselvesarethemainattraction•WorksbestwhenyouaretryingtobreakintoafieldwhereyouhavelittleornoexperienceAgoodchoiceforcareerchangers•Seeanexample,pHybrid•Combinestheaboveformatssothatexperienceislistedchronologicallyandwithskillheadings•Canbeorganizedindifferentways,butusuallydisplaysexperienceswithdescriptionsinreversechronologicalordergroupedunderskillheadings•Worksbestwhentherearesomeconsistentthemestoyourexperience(teaching,leadership,marketing,etc)•Someemployerspreferthisformat,asitprovidesthemwitheasilyidentifiableskillareasandasenseofyourhistory•Seeanexample,pRESUMETIPSFORFIRSTYEARSTUDENTS•Youmayincludework,leadership,andacademicachievementsfromhighschoolByyourthirdyear,collegeexperiencesshouldreplacethosefromhighschool•Don’tworryabouthavinglimitedworkexperienceYoumayhighlightotheraccomplishments,suchasthoselistedunder“ResumeComponents,”pIncludesomeofthecomponentsmarked“optional”•FirstresumesrequireextratimetoassembleExpecttospendafewhourscreatingaroughdraft,andmakeanappointmentwithacareercounselortoreviewyourresume•Bepatientwiththeprocess!ResumesarealwaysaworkinprogressJobInternshipGuide•RESUMEDOsANDDON’TsDoFocusonthespecificresultsofyourwork,significantachievements,andrecognitionreceivedUseactionverbssuchas“created”or“coordinated”todescribeyourexperienceGetfeedbackfromseveralpeople,includingacareercounselorHavesomebodyyoutrustproofreadyourresumeforspellingandgrammaticalerrorsRemembertodescribebothyourpaidandunpaidpositionsorvolunteerexperiencesExerciserestraintratherthancrammingtoomuchinformationontoaresumeTailoryourresumetoeachspecificpositionOmitexperiencesthatyouwouldnotwanttorepeatinfuturepositionsunlesstheyarenecessaryforthejobUsehighqualitypaperinaneutralcolorUsereadableandcommonfontsDon’tUsephrasessuchas“Responsibilitiesincluded”UseresumetemplatesincludedinwordprocessingsoftwareManipulatemarginsorfontsizetoaccommodateinformationinplaceofpropereditingIncluderoutinejobdutiessuchas“makingcopies”UselongsentencesorparagraphsSubmitthesameresumetoeveryemployer,regardlessofthepositionWritelongobjectivessuchas,“TofindasalespositionatamediumsizedcorporationwhereIcangrowanddevelopmymanagementskills”MAKINGACAREERSHIFTLet’ssayyouworkedasarestauranthostforthepasttwoyearsnowyouwanttofindaninternshipinhumanresourcesHowcanyoumaketheswitchByusingyourtransferableskills!Transferableskillsareskillsthatyou’vedevelopedthatwouldappealtonearlyanyemployerHerearesomeexamples:•Customerserviceconflictresolution•Analyticalabilityproblemsolving•Teamworkleadership•Writtenandverbalcommunication•Organizationalskillsandattentiontodetail•ResearchpresentationYourlistwillbeuniquePriortowritingyourresume,considerwhatskillsyou’vedevelopedthatmaytranslatefromoneworkenvironmenttoanotherAsyousearchforjobsorinternships,scrutinizejobpostingswiththeseskillsThenwritedown(indetail)thewaysinwhichyou’vedevelopedeachoneThecasebelowillustrateshowarestauranthostcoulddemonstratesomeofthetransferableskillsthatanemployerisseekingUseitasamodelfordevelopingyourownlistoftransferableskillsTheJobPosting:JointheHumanResourcesTeamofCableCompanyXintheEastBayasaRecruitingInternMust:•beeffectiveatwrittenandverbalcommunication•beproficientinWordandExcel•beabletoquicklylearncomputerprograms•haveabilitytotravellocallywhenneeded•havepunctualandconsistentattendance•bewillingtoperformadministrativedutiesSkillsDevelopedasaRestaurantHostWrittenandVerbalCommunication•Twoyearsofassistingcustomersinafastpaced,hecticrestaurantenvironment•Mediatedconflictsusinga“customersfirst”approachtoensureresolutionandsatisfaction•DevelopedacustomerservicehandbookforhostsandwaitstaffInitiativeresultedinbeingawardedEmployeeoftheYearQuickLearnerComputers•Masteredproprietarytableservicemanagementsysteminlessthanoneweek,increasingfoodserviceaccuracyPunctualGoodAttendance•MaintainedperfectattendancerecordasahostandasaresidencehallpeercounselorforoverayearperiodcareerberkeleyeduPreparingforYourSearchYourJoborInternshipSearchInternshipsSuccessfulInterviewingResumeLetterWritingSearchPreparingforYourInternshipJobOffersEMAILINGRESUMESBeforeemailingyourresume,trytofindouttheemployer’sformatpreferenceSomeacceptattachmentsotherspreferyourresumeinthetextoftheemailmessageIfyoucan’tfindouttheemployer’spreference,senditbothwaysinonemessageUnlessyouaretoldotherwise,includeacoverletterSendtheresumeandcoverletterinoneemailmessageSeepforanexampleemailformatWhensubmittingaresumeviaanorganization’swebsite,usetheformattinganddisplaystylerecommendedbythewebsiteTosendyourresumeasanattachment:•Givethedocumentanametherecruiterwillassociatewithyou,suchas“MillerJenniferdoc”Don’tgiveitagenericnamelike“Resumedoc”•Besureyourdocumentisvirusfree•Emailittoyourselftomakesureit’seasytoopenandtheformattingremainsintactTosendyourresumeinthetextoftheemailmessage:•Thecoverlettershouldappearfirst•Donotusebold,underlining,bullets,distinctivefonts,coloredtext,orhtmlcodesUseasterisks,plussigns(),dashes,allcapitalletters,andcombinationsofthesetohighlighttext•Emailittoyourselfandafriendwithadifferentemailprovidertoseehowitwilllook•Textresumeslookplainandordinary,butemployersareusedtothisTheyaremoreconcernedwithwhetherthecontentmeetstheirexpectationsTomakeyourresumescannable:SomeemployersutilizeresumedatabasetrackingsystemsTheyscanincomingresumesintoadatabase(sometimesletters,too)andwhentheyhaveopenings,theyretrieveresumesusingrelevantkeywordsSomecompanieswillindicateontheirwebsiteiftheyscanresumesandoftenprovideformattingtips•Includeindustryorjobspecifickeywords,especiallyrelevantskills,universalabbreviations,major,specificfieldsofstudy,andexperience(eg,marketingresearch,java,html,sales,gelelectrophoresis)•UsetopointfontsizeDonotuseitalics,underlining,fancyfonts,bullets,andmultiplecolumnsUseallboldorcapitalsforemphasis•Whensubmittingahardcopybymail,printitonwhitepaperwithalaserprinteranddonotfolditRESUMECHECKLISTSTOP!Don’tsubmityourresumeuntilyouhavecheckedoffthislist!•HaveyousetupaMiniAppointmentattheCareerCentertogetyourresumecritiqued•Istheresumepleasingtotheeye:easytoreadfont,goodlayoutCananemployerlearnthebasicsaboutyouwithasecondglanceatyourresume•Areyourname,address,city,state,zipcode,phonenumberandemailaddressatthetopofthepage•Didyouusebullets,bold,allcapitals,andunderliningtohighlightkeystrengths•Ifyouknowyourresumewillbescanned,didyouomitcolumns,underlining,andbullets•Isinformationlistedinorderofimportanceandrelevancetotheskillslistedinthejobdescription•Doestheresumeavoidgeneralitiesandfocusonspecificinformationaboutexperience,context,andresults•Didyoucheckthespellingofeverywordandmakesurethegrammarandpunctuationarecorrect•Domostphrasesbeginwithactionverbssuchas“developed,”“initiated,”etc•Haveyoubeenaccurateandtruthfulaboutyouraccomplishmentsratherthanbeingtoomodestoroverzealous•Didyoutailoryourresumeforthepositionbyincludingkeyskillsandexperiencestheemployerwants•Ifyouweretheemployer,wouldyoucallyouforaninterviewtodoJobInternshipGuide•RESUMECOMPONENTSCOMPONENTBASICSCOMMENTSIdentifyingDataPutname,streetaddress,emailaddressandphoneormessagenumberatthetopofthepage(includeareacodesandzipcodes)CanincludepersonalwebpageifyouwantemployerstoseeitVoicemailmessage,emailaddress,andwebsitecontentshouldbeappropriateforapotentialemployerDon’tanswerthephoneduringajobsearchunlessyouareinanappropriateenvironmentEducationNameofschool,major,degreereceived,graduationdate,projectedgraduationdate,ordatesofattendanceifdegreewasnotcompletedIncludeanycoursetitlesrelevanttothetargetedpositionHonorsandgradepointaverageareoptionalincludeifamongyourstrongpointsIfyouattendedmorethanoneschool,listthemostrecentfirstYoudon’thavetolistalltheschoolsyouhaveattendednorhighschoolAdditionaleducationandtrainingmayeithergohereorunderaseparateheadingExperienceWorkHistoryPaidandunpaidworkqualifyasexperienceEmphasizetasks,skills,abilities,andaccomplishmentsrelatedtothetargetedpositionGivethejobtitle,employingorganization,anddatesofemploymentPresentachievements,contributions,andresults(eg,streamlinedaprocedureormadeacostsavingsuggestion)ExperiencedoesnothavetobepaidThecomponentslistedbelowareoptional–useifappropriateforyourbackgroundandtheemployersyou’retargetingJobObjectiveAonelinedescriptionofthetypeofpositionyouwantFollowsyourname,addressandphonenumberatthetopofyourresumeShouldbespecificratherthanageneralstatementofyourinterestsSkillsAbilitiesorSummaryofQualificationsForeignlanguages,computerskills,officeskills,labtechniques,ortransferableskillsnotmentionedelsewhereintheresumeCanbecombinedunderthisheadingorlistedseparatelyLanguagesMentionifyouareproficientorfluentinaforeignlanguageIfyouunderstandalanguagebutarenotfluent,stillmentionitForexample:fluentinRussian,conversationalSpanish,orbasicFrenchActivitiesInterestsInorderofimportanceorreversechronologicalorder,liststudentactivitiesorganizations,professionalassociations,andcommitteesinwhichyouhaveparticipatedListanyofficesthatyouheldwiththeskillsyouusedIncludeactivitiesandintereststhatshowleadershiporinitiativeorthatpertaintoyourcareerinterestCommunityInvolvementVolunteerActivitiesListofficesheld,organizations,projects,andaccomplishmentsIfthesettingispoliticalorreligious,youmaywanttousegenericdescriptions(eg,YouthLeaderforchurch,SpeechWriterforCityCouncilcandidate)Ifsubstantial,thesemaybelistedunder“Experience”HonorsRecentgraduatesandcontinuingstudentscanincludeacademichonorssuchasDean’sList,honorsocieties,andscholarshipsCanbelistedseparatelyorasabulletpointunderEducationResearchPublicationsBrieflydescriberelevantresearchprojectsListpublishedarticles,papersorbooksClassProjectsListrelevantprojectscompletedincollegeclassesListanyresearch,labskills,orsoftwareprogramminglanguagesusedThisshowsthatyouhavehandsonexperienceandisagoodstrategyforyoungerstudentswithlimitedexperienceTravelIncludeifyourcareerinterestinvolvestravelorknowledgeofotherculturesYoucanusethisasawayofdistinguishingyourselfifyouhavesignificanttravelexperienceReferencesPortfolioItisnotnecessarytoendyourresumewiththephrase,“ReferencesAvailableonRequest,”butthisisthebestplacetostatethatyouhave“Portfolioandorwritingsamplesavailableonrequest”Createaseparatepageforreferences,seepListnames,titlesandcontactinformationAlwaysaskpermissionbeforeusinganyone’snameasareferenceIncludepeoplewhoknowaboutyourworkrelatedabilities,suchasformeremployers,volunteerprojectsupervisors,andfacultyDonotuserelativesorfriendscareerberkeleyeduPreparingforYourSearchYourJoborInternshipSearchInternshipsSuccessfulInterviewingResumeLetterWritingSearchPreparingforYourInternshipJobOffersManagementadministeredanalyzedassignedattainedchairedconsolidatedcontractedcoordinateddelegateddevelopeddirectedevaluatedexecutedimprovedincreasedorganizedoversawplannedprioritizedproducedrecommendedreviewedscheduledstrengthenedsupervisedCommunicationaddressedarbitratedarrangedauthoredcollaboratedconvincedcorrespondeddevelopeddirecteddraftededitedenlistedformulatedinfluencedinterpretedlecturedmediatedmoderatednegotiatedpersuadedpromotedpublicizedreconciledrecruitedspoketranslatedwroteResearchclarifiedcollectedcritiqueddiagnosedevaluatedexaminedextractedidentifiedinspectedinterpretedinterviewedinvestigatedorganizedreviewedsummarizedsurveyedsystematizedTechnicalassembledbuiltcalculatedcomputeddesigneddevisedengineeredfabricatedmaintainedoperatedoverhauledprogrammedremodeledrepairedsolvedupgradedTeachingadaptedadv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