Lauren Hoffmann & Veronica Rodriguez
Career Counselors – College of Business
utsa.edu/careercenter
[email protected]
210-458-4589
 Is a fact-based, official document
What you have/are accomplishing, not what you “plan to”
 Should highlight qualifications related to the job
 Chronological, functional, combination
 Remember: gets a 10 second review by a recruiter
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Font styles - Times New Roman, Garamond, Arial
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Font sizes between 10-12 (Name can be 16)
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Margins @ 0.8 - 1.0”
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CAPS, bolding, underlining, italics, bullets
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Print on cotton-bond resume paper
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One page; significant exp. – two page max
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Include keywords found in job openings
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Use short phrases beginning with action words
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Make sure grammar/spelling are correct
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Make your resume tailored for the position
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Have a separate .doc for references
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Stop by the Career Center for a resume review
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Me, my or I
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Periods
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Acronyms
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Graphics, photos, personal information
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HEADING
CAREER OBJECTIVE
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION
(Work) EXPERIENCE
ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
ADDITIONAL SKILLS
FIRST AND LAST NAME
Local Address, City, State Zip Code (optional)
Phone Number Email Address
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view
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Is it necessary?
Yes
No
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Objective should be employer-centered
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Remember, do not use I, me, or my
◦ I am seeking a position with a progressive, stable
organization where I can use my skills to grow and
seek opportunities for my personal and
professional advancement
◦ Seeking the Business Development Account
Manager position with Worldwide Express
◦ To obtain a Summer 2015 internship in the
Accounting Department’s Internship Program to
gain professional skills and support USAA’s
mission and goals.
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Identify at least 3 skills that show the employer you are qualified
Use relevant keywords that mirror job description
Examples:
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Over four years experience performing various accounting
procedures
Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact with a
wide range of personality styles
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Business Administration in (major)
Expected Graduation: May 2016
Cumulative or Major GPA: 3.39 (Do NOT round up or use if below 3.0)
Relevant Coursework (List only your upper-level major courses)
• Organizational Theory
• Managing Human Relations
• Management Science
• Principles of Marketing
* Omit high school in your education section if you have completed more
than one year of college
Immersion Program/Study Abroad, degrees:
Study Abroad – University of Madrid - Madrid, Spain
Summer 2013
Traveled throughout Spain, observed culture and enhanced language skills;
Immersed in language and culture of the society
Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX
Associate of Arts in General Business
May 2011
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Use bulleted phrases with action verbs?
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Include accomplishments in bullet points?
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Add specific stats/numbers that describe
my contributions?
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Include special assignments/training that
help me stand out?
Some good examples:
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Selected by Management to train 6 new employees on corporate
policy and procedure
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Promoted to Shift Manager after 4 months of service
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Accurately balanced $10,000 cash drawer daily
Some “so-so” examples:
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Provided assistance to vendors/visitors
Excellent interpersonal and communication with customers.
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Include student organizations, volunteer activities,
scholarships and academic achievements.
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Make sure to list positions of responsibility; include title,
name of organization, and dates.
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Examples:
President, Business Student Council, UTSA
Fall 2014
McDermott Scholarship, UTSA
Fall 2013, Fall 2014
Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
Fall 2012
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foreign languages skills, additional software,
certifications or training programs
Examples:
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Fluent in Portuguese; conversational in French
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Proficient with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Access
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CPR and First Aid Certification, valid through August 2014
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Familiar with C++ and Java
Non-CAP Students:
University Career Center – UC 2.02.04
Walk-In’s every weekday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Bring the Resume Review Confirmation Form
CAP Students:
CSPD
CAP Orientation = resume review credit
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