CAP 505 - Resume Writing Presentation

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CAP 505
Nov 13, 2023
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Slide 1: Title Title: Crafting Your Winning Resume Welcome First Year to Final Year Students! Speaker Notes: "Hello, everyone! Today, we're delving into the art and science of crafting a killer resume. Whether you're a fresh-faced first-year or a seasoned final-year student, this session is for you. Let's make your resumes shine!" Slide 2: Introduction Why Does It Matter? The Importance of a Well-Crafted Resume A Snapshot of Who You Are Speaker Notes: "Alright, let's start at the beginning. Ever wonder why resumes are such a big deal? Well, your resume is your first impression, your introduction to the professional world. It's like a trailer for a movie - it needs to grab attention and leave a lasting impression. So, let's talk about why crafting it well is essential." Slide 3: Purpose of a Resume What's the Point? Showcasing Skills and Achievements Getting Your Foot in the Door Speaker Notes: "Your resume is more than just a list of jobs and dates. It's your chance to showcase your skills and achievements, giving employers a glimpse of what you bring to the table. Ultimately, its purpose is to open doors, to get you noticed and invited for that interview. Let's explore how." Slide 4: Resume Sections Building Blocks Contact Information Objective or Summary Education Experience Skills Projects (if applicable) Speaker Notes: "Time to get down to the nitty-gritty. Your resume should have key sections to keep it organized. From your contact information to your educational background, work experience, skills, and even relevant projects - each section plays a crucial role in telling your professional story."
Slide 5: Formatting Tips Making It Visually Appealing Use a Clean and Professional Layout Choose a Readable Font Prioritize Key Information Keep it Concise Speaker Notes: "Formatting matters, more than you might think! We want your resume to be easy on the eyes. A clean, professional layout, a readable font, and a concise presentation - these elements make your resume not just informative but visually appealing." Slide 6: Tailoring Your Resume One Size Doesn't Fit All Customize for Each Application Match Skills to the Job Description Highlight Relevant Experience Speaker Notes: "Here's a pro-tip - one size doesn't fit all. Tailoring your resume for each application increases your chances of standing out. We'll discuss how to align your skills with the job description and highlight relevant experiences that make you a perfect fit." Slide 7: No Experience? No Problem! For the Internship Newbies Highlight Academic Achievements Showcase Extracurricular Activities Emphasize Transferable Skills Speaker Notes: "Don't fret if you're light on work experience. We've got strategies for you. Let's emphasize your academic achievements, showcase your extracurricular activities, and highlight those transferable skills that make you a promising candidate." Slide 8: Emphasizing Internships For Those with Internship Experience Showcase Achievements, Not Just Responsibilities Quantify Accomplishments Highlight Skills Gained Speaker Notes: "For those who've had a taste of the professional world through internships, let's elevate your experience. We'll discuss how to showcase achievements, quantify accomplishments, and highlight the valuable skills you've gained."
Slide 9: The Power of Keywords Getting Past the Bots Use Industry-Specific Keywords Tailor to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Balance Creativity with Standard Terms Speaker Notes: "Time to talk about the not-so-secret language of Applicant Tracking Systems. We'll show you how to sprinkle industry-specific keywords, tailor your resume to beat the bots, and find that sweet spot between creativity and industry standards." Slide 10: Templates and Resources Showcasing Your Best Self Utilize Online Resources Seek Peer Feedback Speaker Notes: "Let's make your life easier with templates. We'll introduce you to some top-notch ones, including those from WonConsulting . Additionally, we'll guide you on utilizing online resources and the importance of getting feedback from your peers to refine your resume." Slide 11: Proofread and Edit Dotting Your I's and Crossing Your T's Check for Typos and Grammar Ensure Consistency in Formatting Get a Second Pair of Eyes Speaker Notes: "Details matter, folks! We'll discuss the importance of proofreading and editing. Check for typos, ensure consistency in formatting, and always get a second pair of eyes on your masterpiece." Slide 12: Q&A and Next Steps Any Questions? Addressing Queries from the Audience Encouragement for the Next Steps Speaker Notes: "Alright, let's open the floor. Any burning questions? Remember, your resume is a work in progress. Keep refining it, seek feedback, and take those next steps with confidence. Best of luck on your journey, and thank you for joining us today!"
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