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Tutorial #3 - Resume Intro

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Published on February 20, 2014

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welcome to COMM 202 Tutorial #4 Ÿ TA: Laura Wong Ÿ Thursday, Feb 13 Introduction to Resumes

Resume eModule recap: WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THE EMODULE? R 1 minute

Resume Intro 1 page to sell yourself – WHY? How many mistakes before 40% deduction? Skills matrix = your best friend for building your resume

Header Formatting •  Depends on your specialization/position: 123  Fake  Street,  City,  Prov,  A1B  2C3   604-­‐567-­‐1234  |  notmyemail@gmail.com   www.LINKEDINURL.com  

Resume & Your Personal Brand Differentiate yourself from other candidates: •  Use of colour •  Really give thought to your interests section •  Showcase your diversity •  Education: Include some unique and key classes, awards, projects, competitions, …

Accomplishment Statements Skills Matrix = Accomplishment Statements = C A R R A C Result / Proof Action / Skill Context

Accomplishment Statements Result / Proof Action / Skill Context Increased client’s online customer referrals by 54% by integrating functional design and clearly written content into development of new website

Accomplishment Statements Result / Proof Action / Skill Context Increased client’s online customer referrals by 54% by integrating functional design and clearly written content into development of new website

Result •  Action verbs that identify your results –  i.e. what did you accomplish? Attained Exceeded Eliminated Increased Result / Proof Decreased Maximized Minimized Reduced Saved Surpassed Improved Created Action / Skill Generated Enhanced Optimized Established Context

Proof •  Answers by how much or how many? –  May include %, #s, quotations, etc. •  Link to the result verb used – story flow •  Makes the action believable and measurable Qualitative vs. Quantitative? Result / Proof Action / Skill Context

Action/Skill •  What skills did you use to accomplish the task? •  Do these skills transfer to the job you are applying for? –  i.e. are they in the job description •  Be specific! Not just “communication/ teamwork/leadership/interpersonal skills” Result / Proof Action / Skill Context

Context Your chance to define the details surrounding the situation à scope of action Who, What, When, Where, Why Size, Budget ($), Team members, Participants, Time frame Result / Proof Action / Skill Context

Ineffective vs. Effective “Tutored a grade 12 student in math” Improved a student’s mark by 8% in grade 12 math within one year by designing effective lesson plans that catered to his areas of improvement Result / Proof Action / Skill Context

Resume activity: CONDENSE YOUR STORIES INTO ACCOMPLISHMENT STATEMENTS •  Use your skills matrix/old resume •  Flip your CARs into RACs and summarize in a single sentence R 10 minutes

3 (or more) key takeaways from today? 1.  Follow the formula for your R-A-C Statements 2.  Differentiate yourself through PERSONAL BRANDING 3.  Formatting needs to be perfect (40% deduction for 2+ mistakes) – ATTENTION TO DETAIL 4.  Important to tailor your resume to the job description

Action Items þ  Skills Matrix – due tomorrow @ 2pm þ  Resume Assignment Ø  Start building your resumes over break Ø  Resume & Cover Letters due Mar. 21st Ø  Bring 2 resume drafts to next tutorial for peer review þ  Informational Interview Ø  Schedule one over reading break! After break: TUTORIAL

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