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<ul><li> 1. Resumes &amp; Cover Letters<br />Lecture 2 May 10<br />Please turn off cell phones!<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Glitches (Already!)<br />Textbooks coming in by the end of the week<br />Different editions of the textbook<br />Make sure to subscribe to the blog ASAP<br />Dont forget no class tomorrow<br /> 3. Talking with your resume<br />Typeface (Times)<br /> Bold = shouting<br />Italics = whispering<br />Regular = conversational<br /> Point size<br />No more than 20 (name)<br /> No less than 11 (dates)<br /> Most should be in 12 pt.<br /> No more than one page<br />Margins<br /> .5 all around<br /> 4. Sections of the resume<br />Information<br />Objective depends<br /> Education<br /> Work experience<br /> Leadership experience<br /> Skills<br /> Honors/Awards<br /> 5. Information<br />Name Phone number<br />Address (pick one) E-mail address<br /> 6. Objective<br /> Job fair vs. single application<br />Be as specific as possible<br /> Dont be repetitive<br /> One line, at most <br /> 7. Education<br /> Anticipated graduation<br /> University name<br /> City, State<br /> Major/degree<br /> Minor<br /> Bright Futures?<br /> 8. Work experience<br /> DatesTitle<br /> Organization (bold)Job details (2-3)<br /> City, State (italics)No complete sentences<br /> 9. Leadership experience<br /> Similar to work experience<br /> Fewer bullet points<br /> Highlight volunteer and professional work<br /> 10. Skills<br /> Computer skills <br />(Microsoft Office)<br /> Foreign languages <br /> CPR/First Aid<br /> Photography/videography/drawing<br /> 11. Honors/Awards<br /> Condense with skills if only a few<br /> Only need years<br /> One line each<br /> 12. Resume Review<br />Get together with a partner for 7-10 minutes<br />Proofread: spelling, grammar, wording<br />Content make suggestions<br /> 13. References<br /> Always on a separate page<br /> Include 2-3 professional/academic references<br /> Name, title<br /> Organization<br /> Phone number<br /> E-mail address<br /> Physical address<br /> 14. Cover letters<br /> Single-spaced, no indentations <br />Your address &amp; date (top right)<br /> Contact info (top left)<br /> Contact persons name, title<br /> Companys name<br /> Companys address<br /> 15. Content<br /> 4 main points<br /> Introduce self<br /> Anecdotal<br /> Direct<br /> Show you know them<br /> Cite specifics <br /> Explain why this speaks to you<br /> What can you do for them<br /> Explain your experience<br /> Be specific<br /> Dont be arrogant<br /> Closing<br /> Thank you, in advance, for your time<br /> How will you follow up?<br /> Phone number<br /> 16. Closing<br />Bottom-left <br />Sincerely,<br /> Leave room to sign<br /> E-mail address<br /> 17. For Lab 2<br />Bring completed resume<br /> Bring completed references (separate sheet)<br /> Cover letter info cover letter to be written in lab<br /> 18. For Thursday<br /> Read Chapter 2 (Chap. 3, 6th ed.)<br /> Read Chapter 7 (through pg. 135) (Chap. 8, through pg. 144, 6th ed.)<br /> Bring a copy of The Alligator to lecture<br /></p>