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COMM 202 Tutorial 5Hand in a copy of your resume draft

agendaTA FeedbackResume Peer ReviewAction Items

TA FeedbackStartStopContinue

Spot the Errors

InstructionsWrite your table number on ALL documentsPut all resumes in a pile in the middle of the tableGet out your marking utensilsFor each new slide section, pass your resume to the RIGHT

-Weve been working a lot on figuring out your strengths-When we shift to skills matrix and employment in general, we want to be talking more about SKILLS-These are my top five strengths, translated into skills-Strengths are like descriptors of an individual, skills are the attributes that someone brings to a job

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Formatting

FormattingTitles formatted the sameSpacing is consistentMargins are reasonable (1.5cm)Phrases either ALL end in period or notDatesUsually right-alignedAll have month and year, or just yearAll months are abbreviated to same # of lettersUses hyphens () OR dashes (-)Font:Size is 10Generally no more than two types of fontNumbers under 10 spelled out (i.e. two vs. 2)Bullets: same size/style, alignedNo personal pronouns (I, we, he, she)White spaceExperiences in reverse chronological order

Name is preferred name with given name in bracketsPhone and address includedLinkedin url is personalized

HeaderGeneralConsistency

Header

Impression theyre left with after they finish reading your cover letterBRANDING YOURSELF TO THE ORGANIZATION

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Profile

Profile/Key Competencies No more than 5 lines for key competencies (4 for profile) Can include languages Does it clearly and convincingly summarize strengths/experiences/skills? Does it match and make multiple references to the job posting? Does it provide a clear, convincing link to the rest of the resume (i.e. is there PROOF elsewhere in the document?

Education

Education Does it clearly summarize education experiences, including academic projects/relevant courses/grades/awards? Is there any ambiguity with respect to the info provided? Does it match the job description?

Personal example for when applying to a job12

Education BCom not BCOMM Start with the degree List expected date of completion either as Completion: or Expected Completion: Only list specific, relevant courses GPA score/%/letter grade, indicating the school scale Key/relevant projects and awards: write in accomplishment statement form

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Accomplishment Statements

RATS Format From STAR to RATS statements

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ResultsATTAINED EXCEEDEDELIMINATEDINCREASEDDECREASED MAXIMIZEDMINIMIZEDREDUCEDSAVEDSURPASSEDIMPROVEDCREATEDGENERATEDENHANCEDOPTIMIZEDESTABLISHED

Impression theyre left with after they finish reading your cover letterBRANDING YOURSELF TO THE ORGANIZATION

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Results

QualitativeBe descriptivePositive feedbackPromotion/increase in responsibilitiesImplementationAwardsQuantitativeHow much?How many?Number/percentages

Impression theyre left with after they finish reading your cover letterBRANDING YOURSELF TO THE ORGANIZATION

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Actions

Impression theyre left with after they finish reading your cover letterBRANDING YOURSELF TO THE ORGANIZATION

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Situation and Task

Impression theyre left with after they finish reading your cover letterBRANDING YOURSELF TO THE ORGANIZATION

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Duty-Based vs. Accomplishment

Duty-Based

Responsible for contacting corporate clients and organizing a tournamentAccomplishment

Achieved 85% client retention rate by establishing relationships with key corporate clients and providing a well-organized, personally tailored tournament experience

Impression theyre left with after they finish reading your cover letterBRANDING YOURSELF TO THE ORGANIZATION

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Accomplishment ExampleAchieved 85% client retention rate by establishing relationships with key corporate clients and providing a well-organized, personally tailored tournament experience

Result

Personal example for when applying to a job21

Action + TaskAccomplishment ExampleAchieved 85% client retention rate by establishing relationships with key corporate clients and providing a well-organized, personally tailored tournament experience

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SituationAccomplishment ExampleAchieved 85% client retention rate by establishing relationships with key corporate clients and providing a well-organized, personally tailored tournament experience

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Another ExampleLed Varsity Volleyball team to the PacWest BC Provincial Championship gold medal by exemplifying camaraderie and teamwork in both practices and high-pressure games

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Work Experience

Work Experience Are experiences achievement-based? Do numbers clearly quantify achievements where appropriate? Do statements have Accomplishment, Proof, Transferrable Skills, and Scope of Action? Are the result verbs varied and strong? Does language indicate familiarity with industry/company? Does it match the job description?

Work Experience Reverse chronological order by end date You can include explanation sentences of companies/experiences if necessary Eliminate filler words Written in third person Keep it to one sentence (2 lines at most) Elements of RATS should be apparent (but not necessarily in RATS order

Interests

Interests

Goal: showcase your personality and differentiate yourself!

How do you want to be remembered?

Are you catering to your audience?

Interests Do the interests show personality? Are they specific? Are they relevant to the job (not always necessary)? Do they differentiate the candidate? Are they memorable? Be fun! But also appropriate. Be able to speak about these interests extensively!!

Branding

Branding Personal qualifications are well-tailored to job requirements (60-70% match) Multiple words (5+) from job description are included in the resume Interests section shows personality and relevant specific interests There is strong evidence of CAN-WANT-FIT match made

Marking

MarkingIf you have 2 or more errors per document, we will deduct 40%

TYPOSFORMATTINGSPELLING & GRAMMARMISSING INFODASHES VS. HYPHENSCONSISTENCY

Action items Resume and Cover Letter due on Tuesday November 1st @ 2 pm on Turnitin LinkedIn profile is due before next tutorial! Networking Event on November 3rd, 2016 6 8 pm Office Hours Sign up for Extreme Makeover + BCC Sessions Next week: Tutorial!

What else?

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