Resumé: Draft

Resumé: Draft

Complete the Resumé Worksheet (available in Doc Sharing) and prepare or update your resumé based on the information on your worksheet. In addition to the worksheet, you will want to use the results of your self-assessment activities, the lectures, our discussions, and your text as a guide. Another helpful resource is the Career Services Office (CSO) Resumé Checklist (also available in Doc Sharing), which contains detailed information regarding the criteria your Career Services advisor will use when giving you feedback on your resumé prior to you uploading it to HireDeVry. Please make every effort to do the very best job you can on this first version of one of the most important job search documents you will create!.
The Resumé Worksheet, the CSO Resumé Checklist, and grading rubric are available in Doc Sharing. PLEASE NOTE: You only need to submit your resumé to the Dropbox. The Resumé Worksheet and Resumé Checklist are only intended to be “working documents” while preparing your draft resumé and do not need to be posted in the Dropbox. Be sure to proofread and spell check your resumé before you submit it.
The grading rubric is also available below:
Criteria that Submitted Assignment Meets
Total Points Possible for Assignment
All REQUIRED sections of the resumé are included, i.e., personal information, education, skill summary (including both technical and transferable skills), and work experience. Previous work experience is summarized using achievement statements, not task lists. Resumé is free of spelling and grammatical errors. Formatting is well done and professional. (For an explanation of “achievement statements,” see Lamarre Martucci, 2006, pp. 53-54.)
50
All REQUIRED sections of the resumé are included, i.e., personal information, education, skill summary (including both technical and transferable skills), and work experience. An attempt has been made to summarize work experience using achievement statements, not task lists. Resumé is mostly free of spelling and grammatical errors. Formatting is generally well done and professional. (For an explanation of “achievement statements,” see Lamarre Martucci, 2006, pp. 53-54.) Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.
40-49
Most REQUIRED sections of the resumé are included, i.e., personal information, education, skill summary (including both technical and transferable skills), and work experience. Work experience is summarized using task lists. Resumé is mostly free of spelling and grammatical errors. Formatting lacks consistency and professionalism. Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.
30-39
Most REQUIRED sections of the resumé are included, i.e., personal information, education, skill summary (including both technical and transferable skills), and work experience. Work experience is summarized using task lists. Resumé is has many spelling and grammatical errors. Formatting lacks consistency and professionalism. Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.
20-29
Some REQUIRED sections of the resumé are included, i.e., personal information, education, skill summary (including both technical and transferable skills), and work experience. Work experience is summarized using task lists. Resumé is has many spelling and grammatical errors. Major problems with formatting and style. Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.

RESUMÉEVALUATION

Focus     Yes    No    N/A    Comments
The resumé is tailored to the industry/company/position.
The most relevant/significant aspects of the student’s experience are obvious.

Summary     Yes    No    N/A    Comments
The resumé includes a summaryrather than an objective.
The summary is specific and tailored to the target job.
Relevant skills, includingforeign language and technical skills, are highlighted.

Education    Yes    No    N/A    Comments
The education section includes:
•    School name (DeVry is spelled with capital “V”)
•    Degree (including correct name and spelling of degree program)
•    Concentrationsor tracks
•    Graduation month and year
Excludes education prior to college.
The education section is strategically placed (i.e., before experience section if student has little relevant experience or after if student is leveraging work experience over degree).
Relevant certifications and projects are included.
Relevant student organizations are included.
The student’s GPA, if included, is impressive(above 3.5).  Other academic honors are included.

Work Experience    Yes    No    N/A    Comments
Each job listing contains:
•    Company name
•    Job title
•    City/state of company (excludescompany address and phone number)
•    Job duration (month and years employed)
Student uses bullets that begin with action verbs and contain concise phrases (not complete sentences).
Excludes personal pronouns (e.g., I, we).
Bullets are accomplishment-focused and include results when possible.
Present tense is used for current positions, and past tense is used for past positions.
Excludes information prior to college,unless relevant to target.

Activities    Yes    No    N/A    Comments
Relevant professional organizations and/or otherorganizations that support job focus are included.
Volunteer work is included.
Relevant awards, achievements and offices heldare included.

The Big Picture    Yes    No    N/A    Comments
The resumé is in chronological (not functional) format.
All sections in theresuméare in reverse chronological order.
The resumé is one page if the student has less than10 years of professional work experience.
The overall design is appealing.
There is a good amount of white space.
The format is consistent throughout resumé.
The font is professional and between size 10 and 12.
The content is correct (grammar, spelling, andpunctuation).
The content is logically organized and presented inorder of importance to the student’s career target.
The resumé is free of personal information (e.g., marital status, age, unrelated hobbies, pictures).
The student includes a professional email address.

Overall Rating    Rating    Comments
On a scale of 1-5 (1=poor, 5=excellent) how would you rate this student’s resuméoverall?

What does the student do particularly well with thisresumé?

What are the student’s main opportunities for improvement?

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