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student has his/her resume with constructive comments.
-I want you to exchange your resume with the person to
-Each of you are now professors
-Give each other feedback from the comments. That
person is now the teacher.
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Keyword examples are:
Evaluate their abilities, promote academics, advocate for students, career, personal, and social
development of children and youths, use interviews, counseling sessions,
personal and career problems, interest and aptitude assessment tests, social and developmental skills, life skills, drug prevention, job search skills, resume writing,
interviewing techniques, emotional and development needs, counsel
individuals who are addicted to drugs, rehabilitation, vocational
counseling, National Certified Counselor.
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1. CONTACT INFORMATION
-Name-14/16 font-address, city state zip, email phone-12 font
-Current and permanent addresses can be used
-Can use one line format to cut down space
a Job Objective. Your objective must be short and specific to
the job description.
Is this a good or bad objective??
-“While I am open to any uses of my educational
achievements, I am decidedly disposed that the task of the
new career-related responsibility be so oriented as to at least partially
address or configure and to ultimately lead to the application of
more rarefied and challenging facets of financial management as the major
sphere of the responsibility of the stated position.”
The Director, Career Center directs the administration
of career placement/development programs and works in
conjunction with academic departments to establish and
enhance student internships and cooperative education
programs. Responsibilities include managing the
administrative policies, developing employer site and
student marketing, being the primary liaison with employers,
academic department heads, faculty site supervisors,
students and administration, being knowledgeable of related
legal issues and monitoring the University's compliance;
managing department personnel by staffing, supervising,
training and reviewing performance; directing on and
off-campus recruiting programs including staff training and
marketing to students and employers; maintaining primary
responsibility for the University's career and internship
fairs, including consortium relations; performing career
counseling and job placement advising; representing the
University at professional conferences; making
career-related presentations to University and community
organizations; participating in University committees as
assigned and appropriate; overseeing the administration of
the Student Employment Program; serving as co-chair and
maintaining the Employer Advisory Board and related
projects; preparing University wide and departmental summary
reports and outcomes assessment; ensuring the availability
of appropriate technical and library resources and
assessment tools; and related duties as assigned. This
position may require evening and weekend responsibilities.
Qualifications: Master's degree in Student Personnel
Services, Student Affairs, Counseling, Business
Administration, Human Resources, or a related field
required; minimum of 5 years of work experience as a manager
or director in recruitment and/or placement, preferably in a
higher education environment; must be customer service
oriented; possess strong verbal and written communication
skills; must have the ability to enhance the use of
technology in meeting department and student needs; and must
present evidence of successful leadership in career services
or a related field.
GOOD OR BAD??
Objective: To obtain the Director of the Career Center
at Robert Morris University to utilize my 15 plus years of
experience in Career Services and to utilize my extensive
knowledge of career-related technology
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-List your most recent degree first.
List your degree, major, gpa (if over 3.0 both overall and
in major), and university, city and state. Date of
graduation should be on the right across from degree.
-You can also list your school-Fulton, Perdue, Henson,
Seidel if you choose too.
-Any certifications can be listed.
-Finally you can list Relevant Courses in this section or
create a separate functional section for them.
for Education Examples. Write your Education section.
List Relevant Coursework only if it directly
relates to the job. If you have other entries that are
more important, use them. Those other entries could be
internships, volunteer work, related experience, awards,
activities, etc. Also you could list this
section within the Education section. If you choose to use
this section you can do it in 2 ways.
1. Simply list the classes in a column format
2. List to or three courses and describe them. Make
the title of the course stand out and use action verbs in
for Relevant Coursework examples. Write your Related
5. STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE/LANGUAGES:____
-List any study abroad experience in a section by itself or
within the Education Section. Same with Foreign
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Write your Study Abroad Experiences.
6. EXPERIENCE SECTION OF YOUR
-Related Experience-Should be title first and title stands
out-use action verbs. Do a bulleted list or a
-Work Experience-Same as above
-Volunteer Experience-Same as above
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Write your Experience section.
-Use this section to highlight any
other areas that may be important to the job. Titles
to this section could be:
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Write your Honors, etc.
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