Published on March 2, 2014
welcome to COMM 202 Tutorial #4 TA: Laura Wong Thursday, FEB 27 RESUME PEER REVIEW
START/STOP/CONTINUE Feedback • START: – Going over assignments in class – Having more group discussions • STOP: – ???????? • CONTINUE: – Encourage participation – Class activities – Giving examples to explain concepts – Weekly emails – 3 takeaways – Clear & concise slides
Skills Matrix Feedback • Overall: You guys get it! • • • • • Comment bubble Common feedback document? 10+5 skills Interview-appropriate examples “Result: Hard to measure”
What was the hardest part of writing your resume?
Resume CHecklist 1. Header 2. Profile 3. Education 4. Experience/Involvement 5. Interests 6. Formatting
Formatting Margins (minimum: 1.5cm all around) Font (minimum size: 10pt) Resume written in third person Consistency: periods, commas, caps, dates, fonts, italics, bolding (don’t overformat) • Alignment (aligned to the left vs. aligned to the right) • Location (city and province) • Header: • • • • – Size of name – Contact information – Preferred vs. legal name
Profile • Reasonable size (4 lines max) • Tailored to job posting (uses their words or synonyms) • Third person • Profile statements must be backed up by the statements in the rest of the resume
Education • “BCom”, not Bcom or BComm • Degree must precede school name • Relevant courses to the job posting; no grocery lists • Total of scholarship winnings as opposed to listing off scholarships • When to list grades: Cumulative average >75; individual classes >80
Experience (RAC statements) • Most recent first à reverse chronological order by end date • Uses a variety of accomplishment verbs (same verb can be used max 2 times) • 90% are in RAC format, some can be switched around if it flows better • Write out numbers: zero-ten, 11, 12, 13+ • 1-2 lines long (can be more for highly relevant or recent experiences) • Always write in past tense • Concise (try to eliminate filler words: “and”, “the”)
Interests • Be as specific as possible • Able to talk to for at least 5 minutes • Variety (i.e. not just all sports) • Tailored to job (when possible)
Resume activity: RESUME PEER REVIEW • Write your job position in top right hand corner • We will all edit one section together and then swap resume to the next person R 40 minutes
3 key takeaways from today? 1. Every single resume should be tailored to each job posting you apply to 2. Attention to detail is important 3. Harsh feedback is most helpful 4. Your resume requires many hours (20-30) of work into it to make it competitive
Action Items þ Cover Letter eModule 1. Watch/read the eModule on Connect 2. Complete the quiz before 10am next Thurs þ Group Office Hours – sign up on COOL Ø Helping with resumes þ Optional job research worksheet – 1% bonus Next week: TUTORIAL
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