Resume Workshop

Resume Workshop

Resume Workshop

Here's a step by step guide to help you create the best possible resume to win over the hiring manager without sounding like a jerk.


Follow this link for information about how to tailor your resume for the position you are seeking - without writing an entirely new resume every time! The resume bullet is an integral part of your resume - it is one of the key places an employer will look to find out about your work activity, skills, and knowledge. They want results - this document will help you craft your statements to highlight your activity and production.

This is not something that should or can be rushed. Do the research, match up your experience, skills, and knowledge, and then craft concise statements of your ability to contribute to your potential employer. We, in Career Services, are happy to help you with this, however, we are not able to write them for you. Only you know where you've been, what you've done, and where you are headed ... but we are here to ask you questions and work with you to be sure you are presenting yourself in the best possible way. (Source: www.wtamu.edu)


One resource to find potential opportunities is Handshake. The postings in this database are from around the country and across a wide variety of industries but are targeting WTAMU students and alumni. Other resources for occupational information are the O*NET (use the Occupation Quick Search at the top right of the screen) offered by the US Department of Labor and featuring an exhaustive list of KSAs for a large number of US occupations, the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or what we call marketable skills or career competencies as defined by our professional association the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE.) These are the top eight skills sought by American employers.

In this lesson, you'll outline the skills that you've developed in five areas of your life—work, education, internships, volunteering, and extracurricular activities. Then, you'll edit those skills down to the ones that are most relevant to employment, and choose an important skill for each area. Next, you'll come up with personality traits and narrow those down to the ones that are useful in a business setting. The lesson will ask you to list the three accomplishments that you're most proud of, and the skills that you used to make these goals come to fruition. (Source: www.ed2go.com)


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