CAREER EXPLORATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A RESUME IS:
A selling tool- an advertisement for yourself, an introduction to a prospective employer that introduces you and often determines whether you get a further look or interview. Be positive, dynamic, purposeful, direct, assertive
A summary- a concise, accurate work-picture of you, not an autobiography, rather an inventory of your skills, experience, accomplishments and occupational interests. Be concise, clear, organized, neat, honest, and be yourself.
A guide & reminder- for the interviewer to use both during the interview and afterward. Be thorough, consistent, memorable.
NEW RESUME BUILDING TOOL:
Resume Builder assists you to create an effective and professional resume by providing expert tips, writing examples, and helpful suggestions. The software also comes with a cover letter builder, thank you letter builder, and more.
For all students registering for the first time or returning students logging in, visit the resume builder now and sign in with your college issued email address.
Create and upload your resume on Lyon's College Central site:
HOW WILL YOU MAKE YOURS STAND OUT?
DOs and DONíTs
DO present your strengths without apology, DONíT bring up negatives or weaknesses
DO be honest in facts and assessments, DONíT lie or complain
DO use action, attention catching, exciting words that point to work completed or production DONíT use passive voice
DO offer measurable results when possible, DONíT be vague or bland in job descriptions
DO your own work- let it be you, DONíT hire rťsumť agencies, etc.
DONíT include salary requirements- if requested, include salary range only in cover letter
DONíT volunteer unnecessary personal information (race, religion, political affiliation, marital status, children, etc.)
Provides step-by-step assistance in
building your resume (from the University of Minnesota)
We can help with any of the following:
Provide a Resume Template to help you get started
Help revise and fine-tune your Resume
Draft a Cover Letter
Practice your Interviewing Skills
Learn to Dress for Success
Develop professional Etiquette Skills
For More Information:
Vicki Webb, Director of Career Development, Telephone: 870.307.7227
2300 Highland Rd.
Batesville, AR 72501