Resume Writing Handbook

Including: ♦ Tips & Techniques ♦ Styles & Formats ♦ Action Verbs ♦ “Scanable” Resumes ♦ 10 Sample Resumes ♦ Career Portfolio ♦ Resource List

TABLE OF CONTENTS
General Resume Writing Guidelines .......................................................................................... 1 Content........................................................................................................................................ 1 Format ......................................................................................................................................... 2 Resume Software Programs........................................................................................................ 3 Resume Formats............................................................................................................................ 3 How to Write an Objective........................................................................................................... 4 How to Write Accomplishment Statements................................................................................ 5 Formula for Writing Accomplishment Statements ..................................................................... 5 Action Verbs .................................................................................................................................. 6 Preparing a “Scanable” Resume ................................................................................................. 7 Format and Content..................................................................................................................... 7 What to Avoid............................................................................................................................. 7 Sample “Scanable” Resume.................................................................................................... 8 More tips on submitting your resume to be scanned or by E-mail: ............................................ 9 What is ASCII Text?................................................................................................................... 9 How do I write my resume in ASCII? ........................................................................................ 9 Sample resumes........................................................................................................................... 10 Basic Chronological Resume................................................................................................ 10 Basic Functional Resume...................................................................................................... 11 Sample References Sheet...................................................................................................... 12 Sample Electronic/Email Resume......................................................................................... 13 Undergraduate Liberal Arts with campus jobs ..................................................................... 14 Graduate student, functional style, career change ................................................................ 15 MBA with extensive work experience.................................................................................. 16 Business student with full and part-time work experience ................................................... 17 Teacher education student..................................................................................................... 18 Undergraduate Liberal Arts with internship experience....................................................... 19 Nursing student with related experience............................................................................... 20 Computer Science with internship and campus jobs ............................................................ 21 Graduate student with international experience.................................................................... 22 Career Portfolio .......................................................................................................................... 23 The Portfolio Advantage........................................................................................................... 23 How to Organize a Portfolio ..................................................................................................... 23 Suggested Portfolio Contents.................................................................................................... 23 How to Use a Portfolio ............................................................................................................. 24 Suggested Resources ................................................................................................................... 25
* The sample resumes in this handbook are based on resumes of real USF students, alumni, and friends of USF, and are used with the permission of the resume-writers. All the identifying information, including name, address, telephone and e-mail contact information is fictitious, as are the names of most of the non-USF employers. Published by Priscilla A. Scotlan Career Services Center University of San Francisco, University Center 429, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Phone (415) 422-6216 Fax (415) 422-6470 www.usfca.edu/usf/career

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or Yi-Ling “Susan” Huang. (See “How to Write Accomplishment Statements” on 1 USF Priscilla A. the next most recent degree second. Content ♦ ♦ Name: If you use a nickname. part-time. Some suggested resources are listed on page 25. There are many books written on how to prepare a resume. include your GPA. the specific skills you want to employ. in reverse chronological order. If you maintain a permanent address in your hometown. For example: Edward (Eddie) Williams. The information you include and the way you arrange it will determine whether or not you get your foot in the door. including internships. and position title. If you check your e-mail on a daily basis. consider obtaining voicemail service from the telephone company. For each job. When appropriate. location (city and state or country). which means you list your most recent degree first..e. summer and military positions you have held. (i. and major areas of study. include it with your full name. name of your employer.GENERAL RESUME WRITING GUIDELINES Perhaps one of the most important tools you will use in searching for a job is your resume. list all the fulltime. dates (optional). If you are seeking a career in business. If you do not have an answering machine. economics. and when appropriate. Objective: List your specific area of interest. Summarized below are the fundamentals of resume preparation. College Education: List all the schools you attended beyond high school. magna cum laude. it must be easy to read and show integration between your job objective and the supporting data. the level of the position you desire. and many opinions concerning how a “perfect resume” should look. etc. If you are sending out your resume and not getting calls for interviews. Address: Include your local address. include the beginning and ending dates (month/year or year only). An employer typically spends less than 20 seconds reviewing your resume. Telephone: Include a phone number where an employer can reliably reach you or leave messages for you. list both at the top of the resume only if you expect to be contacted at either location. list any related electives you may have taken such as computer science. Describe your responsibilities and accomplishments in terms of the results you produced. etc.) Work Experience: Starting with your most recent position. (See “How to Write an Objective” on page 4). Be sure that your e-mail service will be available throughout your job search. Scotlan Career Services Center ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Resume Writing Handbook . Therefore. consider including your email address on your resume. the resume is not working. but are not a business major.. The primary purpose of your resume is to interest an employer enough to contact you for an interview. degrees held. or graduation with honors. accounting or other business courses. E-mail address: Employers are using electronic mail more frequently to contact candidates..

Language: Avoid jargon. It is also a good idea to give your references a current copy of your resume (see page 12 for example). etc. ♦ Format Length: For a recent college graduate with limited work experience (2-3 jobs). Resume Writing Handbook 2 USF Priscilla A. ♦ Additional Information: (optional) . synonym dictionary and thesaurus. languages. Emphasize headings with bold print. college advisor. computer skills). If you have extensive work experience (ten years or more). Use present tense verbs to describe your current job and past tense verbs for all previous jobs. Choose a good quality rag or linen finished bond paper (24 .) DO NOT include this page with your resume— you will provide this list to employers when they request it. Additionally. in case the employer will make copies for distribution..Relevant information. Paper .60 lbs) for a professional look. The more often you edit it. a one-page resume is ideal. student leadership. . off-white (cream) and light gray are the most appropriate colors for resume paper. such as “Student Activities” or “Awards and Honors. Researched and wrote . Most copy services will sell matching blank paper and envelopes. community or volunteer service. extracurricular activities on and off campus. addresses and phone numbers of your references. such as special skills (i. It is pointless (and even detrimental) to list someone as a reference unless they can honestly speak well of you.e. you should ask them if they would be able to provide a “positive” recommendation for you. bottom and sides.5 " x 11" ONLY! Your cover letter stationery and envelope should match the color and weight of your resume paper. former employer. Proofread carefully. It is important for the resume to maintain its neat appearance. Indicate their relationship to you (i. Have at least one or two friends and/or a career counselor also proofread your resume. CAPITAL LETTERS and/or underlining. Appearance: Your resume should be well spaced and organized so that it can be easily screened by the reader. Leave at least one-inch margins on the top. 8. publications and awards can be listed under related headings. Reproduce your resume using a high-quality photocopier or laser-print multiple copies. honorary societies. .. Preparing your resume on computer gives you the flexibility to make changes quickly. acronyms or abbreviations. Avoid overcrowding. Ask the copy service provider to show you paper samples and examples of copy quality before you buy. prepare your resume on a personal computer using a word processing or desk top publishing software program and a laser printer.White.” References: On a separate sheet of paper. and to tailor each resume for a specific position. one-and-a-half to two pages should be the limit. .e.page 5). the better quality document you will produce. Use “bullet” statements to highlight your accomplishments: ♦ ♦ Planned and organized . DO NOT rely solely on computer spell-check programs to locate typographical errors. Typing: Whenever possible. Always obtain permission from potential references before giving out their names during your job search. Two page resumes should be paper-clipped together. Use a dictionary. type the names. not stapled. . List your name and “Page 2” on the second page as a header. Scotlan Career Services Center . Never copy a two-page resume on both sides of one page.

♦ A potential employer is likely to prefer a more traditional looking resume. Price: Is the software affordable given that it has only one use? Do you already have access to resume templates in your word processing software? RESUME FORMATS The examples we have provided in this handbook illustrate two basic resume formats: chronological and functional.Resume Software Programs Although we recommend designing your resume from scratch (preferably using Microsoft Word). the functional style offers more flexibility. ♦ You want to illustrate a stable work history. your most current job first). A chronological resume lists your experience in reverse chronological order (i.g. ♦ Your job titles don’t reflect your true level of responsibility or accomplishments.. sales clerk…department manager…store manager…regional manager…). Resume Writing Handbook 3 USF Priscilla A. ♦ Your current job is in the same field as the position for which you are applying. Some are stand-alone programs created specifically for resume writing. or academic experiences. A functional resume is organized according to your skills. there are many computer software programs on the market designed to help you write your resume.. ♦ Your work history is complicated or includes stretches of unemployment (other than when you were a full-time student). Functional Resume (see page 11 for example) You may want to use a functional format when: ♦ Your recent work experience is unrelated to your current job objective. Each format has unique advantages—the chronological resume is most commonly used and widely accepted.e. here are some points to consider: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Ease of use: Can you start using it immediately without time-consuming tutorials? Would it take just as long to learn this program as it would to learn formatting features on your existing word-processing software? Flexibility: Does the program offer a variety of resume formats? Can you customize the formats to meet your own needs? Do you have control over design details such as the size and type of fonts used? Design Quality: Some resume templates are poorly designed and include fonts that are too small and categories that may not be appropriate for your needs. ♦ You are applying for a job in a conservative field or industry (i.e. If you are considering using a resume writing program/template. student activities. accounting). others are resume templates included with word-processing software. ♦ You want to illustrate skills and accomplishments related to volunteer work. Scotlan Career Services Center . banking. Chronological Resume (see page 10 for example) You may want to use a chronological style when: ♦ You want to emphasize advancement to progressive levels of responsibility (e..

and the geographic location in which you would like to work. Objectives should point out to the reader what skills the person will bring to the position. Unfocused Example: ♦ To pursue a career with an organization which will utilize my education. tax planning.♦ You want to emphasize specific skills that are closely related to your objective. and their families. These examples do not tell the reader anything except that the resume writer is unfocused. ♦ To obtain an entry level position with a progressive company that will allow me to develop my skills. Focused Examples: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ To obtain a writing. their adult children. ♦ You are making a career change and you want to illustrate how skills acquired in one setting can be transferred to a new field. Resume Writing Handbook 4 USF Priscilla A. the kind of department or organization you want to work in. refer to the list of action words on page 6. It is a statement of the kinds of skills you want to use. The objective should be short and clear and focused. and data management for a public accounting firm in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. skills and abilities leading to mutual growth and success. An internship position with a focus on counseling issues related to older adults. HOW TO WRITE AN OBJECTIVE A career objective at the top of the resume lets the reader know what type of position you are seeking. For additional ideas. An entry-level position in the field of biological research utilizing my analytical and research skills. A functional resume can be organized according to: Specific Skills Planning and Coordinating Financial Analysis Research and Writing Sales and Marketing Broad Functional Areas Work with Children Office Administration Customer Service Real Estate Experience The skills or functional areas you choose to include will be determined by your job objective and the aspects of your experience that you want to highlight. experience. and review the functional resume samples. sales promotion and department management position for a medium-sized high technology firm in Silicon Valley Trainer with heavy emphasis on new program development for management personnel for a Fortune 500 consumer products company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Auditing. Scotlan Career Services Center .

exceeded sales goals. write active-voice statements.HOW TO WRITE ACCOMPLISHMENT STATEMENTS Accomplishment statements illustrate the skills you used on the job and describe the results you produced. including training of volunteers and assignments to various local non-profit organizations. etc.” Instead. complaints • Streamlining procedures • Eliminating nagging problems Avoid writing “duties included” or “responsible for. using the formula below. etc.000 during the First Annual Outdoor Festival in March 2001. • Context: interesting detail—who you did it for. number of people. etc. etc. type of issues/population. size of caseload. initiated a program. Scotlan Career Services Center .” Example: “Recruited 50 volunteers for Fall 2001 Outreach to Community. increased student retention. (see list on following page) • Object: planned a meeting. Example: “Coordinated guest appearances and logistical arrangements during four-month period to raise over $5. size of budget.” Example: “Managed $3.500 budget for Associated Students group for 2000-2001 academic year. initiated. Quantify results whenever possible.). customer satisfaction • Reducing costs. This is your opportunity to answer the reader’s mental question “what can you do for me?” Formula for Writing Accomplishment Statements Action Verb + Object + Context + Results Produced • Action verb: planned. coordinated. describing how you made a difference in your position. time frame.” Resume Writing Handbook 5 USF Priscilla A. • Results: the bottom-line effect of your effort (saved time or money. resulting in 20% increase in events offered to students. They may include any of the following: • Special projects/assignments • Unique contributions • Big and small challenges • Bringing projects in on time • Bringing in projects under budget • Saving time or money • Increasing productivity. reduced errors.

The list of suggested action verbs below may help you identify your skills and accomplishments. ideas. PEOPLE Accomplished Achieved Activated Adapted Addressed Administered Advised Affected Analyzed Arranged Assisted Chaired Coached Collaborated Conducted Consulted Coordinated Counseled Delegated Diagnosed Directed Educated Enabled Encouraged Explained Governed Guided Hired Identified Influenced Inspired Interviewed Introduced Led Managed Mediated Motivated Negotiated Organized Persuaded Presided Promoted Recommended Recruited Referred Rehabilitated Screened Stimulated Supervised Surveyed Taught Trained IDEAS AND INFORMATION Adapted Advertised Analyzed Applied Assessed Authored Balanced Budgeted Clarified Communicated Conceived Coordinated Created Defined Demonstrated Devised Edited Established Evaluated Exchanged Executed Explained Forecasted Illustrated Implemented Initiated Innovated Instituted Integrated Interpreted Launched Maintained Manipulated Marketed Modified Monitored Negotiated Obtained Presented Processed Promoted Proposed Publicized Published Recommended Recorded Rectified Related Researched Solved Standardized Surveyed Synthesized Translated Wrote THINGS AND PROCEDURES Built Calculated Compiled Completed Constructed Created Decreased Designed Diversified Drafted Eliminated Engineered Established Evaluated Examined Expanded Expedited Fabricated Facilitated Formulated Generated Identified Improved Increased Indexed Innovated Installed Invented Operated Programmed Purchased Reduced Repaired Revised Scheduled Specified Streamlined Systematized Upgraded Resume Writing Handbook 6 USF Priscilla A. things and procedures. Scotlan Career Services Center . we have arranged the words in those categories. Since all job tasks involve some combination of people. information.ACTION VERBS Action verbs can help you transform your resume from a simple list of job duties to a dynamic picture of your achievements and abilities.

. and skills. Be sure to spell out the acronyms for human readers. Don’t condense spacing between letters.g. Place your name at the top of each page on its own line. Corporations which receive hundreds of resumes daily.. Do not fold or staple. industry buzzwords. mail in a 9 x 12 inch envelope.” Choose a common. work history. chronological or functional—simple and easy-to-read is best. underlining. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ What to Avoid Do not use Italics. Use keywords from the job description/job listing. Leadership. Prepare single-sided copy. single-spaced type. Avoid font sizes smaller than 10 point. Add space between slashes so that the slash does not touch the letters (e. graphics or shading. Use UPPERCASE type for section headings. Never use dot-matrix printer copy. and horizontal lines(__). use size 10-14 points (avoid Times 10 point) Make sure that no characters touch each other. Resume Writing Handbook 7 USF Priscilla A. Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable. Submit laser printed original copy. you may want to prepare it to be easily read by optical scanners. Avoid two-column format or resumes that look like newspapers or newsletters. are using resume-scanning software with increasing frequency.5 x 11 inch paper—crisp white is best. Total Quality Management.g. both paper and email. Scanning software is typically part of a sophisticated “applicant tracking system” which stores your information in a candidate database. Scotlan Career Services Center . Omit vertical lines ( ). An employer can then search electronically stored resumes according to specific job criteria. IT / IS). Use traditional formatting. Product Management).PREPARING A “SCANABLE” RESUME If you are planning to submit your resume to large corporations.g. The following tips on preparing resumes for optical scanners Format and Content ♦ ♦ Use keywords that state specific skills (e. Use only light colored 8. Put simply. Your resume can be more than one page if necessary. contact the human resources department and ask whether they routinely scan resumes. It’s better to say.. non-decorative sans serif font such as Arial or Optima.paper clip the pages together. Bilingual). scanners read from left to right.. the computer “reads” your resume and extracts important information about you.” than “responsible for managing. including your education. jargon and acronyms (e. “managed six sales representatives. If you are not certain whether an employer is using an applicant tracking system. Do not fold or staple . Excel. or BOLD. Use concrete examples.

STAFF NURSE. Employment.B. E 05/1984 X P E R I E N C E If you use bullet points. leave space between the “•” and the first word of the sentence. MBA Journal Treasurer. applicants (500+ applicants annually). RESIDENCY COORDINATOR. 1984-1989 S Additional Information: Online Job Searching for Dummies. Papers.8) UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. CA M. Marketing (GPA: 3. Accomplishments.D. Department of Anesthesia. Skills. Certifications.. Publications. State of CA Registered Nurse 12/1994 Date ranges should be on one line.com O B J E C T I V E A management position in a medical-related field E D U C A T I O N UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. Additional. etc. Experience. Work History. CA Managed and administered direct care of 8 to 16 patients per shift. Developed new procedures and organized existing procedures for interviewing and selecting M. Personal. St. Licenses. San Francisco. treatments. Fluent in Spanish. A C T I V I T I E S Writer. San Francisco. Pam Dixon Guide to Internet Job Searching Electronic Job Search Almanac Resume Writing Handbook 8 USF Priscilla A. CA 1989-Present Managed curriculum. CA B. Use common headings such as Objective. Professional Affiliations. Graduate Business Association K I L L S Experienced with Microsoft Office. Summary of Qualifications. San Francisco. CA 94403 Work (415) 666-6216 Home (415) 555-2121 jsmith@aol.. IBM PC. San Francisco. J A N Phone numbers should be on separate lines S M I T H 59 Elm Lane San Mateo. Honors. Established purchasing and accounting procedures. Trained patients in follow-up home care. Developed.A. medications.S. Strengths. Education. e. Activities. in Nursing. Scotlan Career Services Center . Kaiser Permanente Hospital. produced and edited Anesthesia Residency Brochure.g.Sample “Scanable” Resume Name can be up to 3 points larger than the other text. References. Apple and mainframe computers. Mary’s Hospital. scheduled budgets and materials for 70 Residents and Research Fellows. Summary. etc.

your name and address should appear in the top lines of the resume. instead use hard carriage returns to insert line breaks.your file as text only.check your document before you save it as a text file. they will need the document to be typed or wordprocessed.fonts will become whatever a computer uses as its default face and size so boldface. Proofread . This explains why the attempt to bold words or format paragraphs doesn’t work in e-mail. 2. When you save your document as an ASCII file. 7. 6. What is ASCII Text? ASCII (pronounced “askee”) is an acronym which stands for “American Standard Code for Information Interchange” and is used to describe files that are stored in clear text format. Scotlan Career Services Center .” Resumes must be in plain ASCII text with a maximum line width of 70 characters. Tabs . and various sizes will NOT appear in the ASCII version. Fonts . ASCII text enables anyone to construct an on-line resume so when prospective employers retrieve your resume via the Internet or e-mail. 4. Resume Writing Handbook 9 USF Priscilla A. ASCII is the text widely used when you read and write e-mail because it is a simple text language whose main purpose is the exchange of text information (referring to information typed within the message body of an e-mail and not to enclosures or attachments). 3. You can also use a simple text program to compose your resume. In many word processing programs.the default for ASCII is to make everything left justified (which is the preferred format for scanning resumes and online viewing). meaning there is no formatting mechanism within the document and the text is not platform or application specific. Alignment . This should be an option under your “save” or “save as” command. you can save a copy of your formatted resume as “text only. Do not send an attachment. Word wrap . 5.make sure to read over your entire resume after you paste it in the message field and before you hit the submit button. Since your resume will appear as ASCII text. For example. How do I write my resume in ASCII? To create an ASCII resume. ASCII text is the simplest form of text. use your spacebar instead.these do not get accurately transferred in the text save. so if you want to indent a sentence or center a heading. you can use this format when emailing your resume directly to an employer. Spell check . do not send the file as an attachment. just copy and paste the resume directly into the body of the email. use the spacebar. Then cut and paste the text into the body of your mail message. 8. ASCII text means plain letters with no bold or fancy lettering etc. italics. all you need to do is type your resume using your favorite word-processing application. therefore.More tips on submitting your resume to be scanned or by E-mail: When an organization electronically scans a resume. you must watch for these common mistakes: 1. Because of its simplicity.do not use this feature when composing your resume. and then save it as a text only document (sometimes also called Rich Text Format or RTF). they will be able to view it no matter what kind of computer they are using. Special characters (such as “smart quotes. therefore avoid using special characters. Save .do not use tabs.” or mathematical symbols) . it will not recognize special formatting commands specific to your word-processing program.

• An accomplishment from THIS job. AWARDS/HONORS Scholarships Academic honors programs Special recognition in employment or volunteer activities ACTIVITIES Active membership in campus organizations/committees/government/athletics Community service activities. .A sub statement elaborating on another step in the process of the accomplishment above. State 199x-xx Job Title A two-line overview of your essential role in this company. State 200x-present Job Title A two-line overview of your essential role in this company. City. • Another accomplishment from this job. • Another accomplishment from this job. Degrees and Dates Credentials (if appropriate) Relevant Coursework (related to job objective) RELEVANT EXPERIENCE COMPANY NAME. illustrating a skill needed in the new job.A sub statement that elaborates on one step in the process of the accomplishment above. and Zip (415) xxx-xxxx Email OBJECTIVE A position as _________________________. including the kind of products or services you dealt with. COMPANY NAME. • Another activity from this job. • An accomplishment from THIS job. • Another activity from this job. illustrating a skill needed in the NEW job. State 199x-xx Job Title A two-line overview of your essential role in this company. illustrating a skill needed in the new job. focusing on _____________ and _____________. including the kind of products or services you dealt with. • An accomplishment from THIS job. illustrating a skill needed in the NEW job.SAMPLE RESUMES Basic Chronological Resume YOUR NAME Your street address City. Scotlan Career Services Center . State. illustrating a skill needed in the new job. including the kind of products or services you dealt with. EDUCATION Institutions. volunteer work Adapted with permission from # 101 Classic Chronological Resume format in the Damn Good Self-Teaching Resume Templates by Yana Parker. illustrating a skill needed in the NEW job: . 1992 Resume Writing Handbook 10 USF Priscilla A. City. illustrating a skill needed in the new job. City. © Damn Good Resume Service. COMPANY NAME.

focusing on _________________. ANOTHER RELEVANT SKILL (essential to the objective named above) • An accomplishment that illustrates this skill (including where this occurred). that shows your expertise in this area. . • An accomplishment that illustrates this skill (linking it to the work history below). State STUDENT ACTIVITIES PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS COMMUNITY SERVICE Adapted with permission from #106 Classic Functional Resume Format in the Damn Good Self-Teaching Resume Templates by Yana Parker.A sub statement that elaborates on another step in the process of the accomplishment above. . .A sub statement that elaborates on one step in the process of the accomplishment above. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 200x-present 199x-9x 199x-9x 199x-9x Job Title Job Title Job Title Job Title COMPANY NAME.Basic Functional Resume YOUR NAME Street Address City. .A sub statement that elaborates on another step in the process of the accomplishment above. City. consistent with expertise in this area. . State COMPANY NAME. and Zip (415) xxx-xxx Email OBJECTIVE: A position as ___________________.A sub statement that elaborates on another step in the process of the accomplishment above. State. City. . . • An accomplishment that illustrates this skill (including where this occurred). © Damn Good Resume Service. A SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE-AREA (essential to the objective named above) • An accomplishment that illustrates or documents this special knowledge (including where).A sub statement that elaborates on one step in the process of the accomplishment above. Scotlan Career Services Center . 1992 Resume Writing Handbook 11 USF Priscilla A. State COMPANY NAME.A sub statement that elaborates on one step in the process of the accomplishment above. City. State (+another line of explanation if needed) COMPANY NAME. EDUCATION & TRAINING Degrees and relevant coursework RELEVANT EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS ONE RELEVANT SKILL (essential to the objective named above) • An accomplishment/one-liner that illustrates this skill (including where this occurred).A sub statement that elaborates on another step in the process of the accomplishment above. • A list of courses or training you took. • An accomplishment that illustrates this skill (including where this occurred). • A list of equipment or processes you are familiar with. City.

Inc.edu * Faculty advisor and professor Ms. Scotlan Career Services Center . CA 94112 415-864-3333 mgarringer@habitatforhumanity. Jorge Espinoza Department of History University of San Francisco 2130 Fulton Street San Francisco.Sample References Sheet REFERENCES FOR SUZETTE RAMOS Dr. 46th Street New York.com * Former employer Mr. CA 94117 415-422-1111 je@usfca.org * Former volunteer supervisor Resume Writing Handbook 12 USF Priscilla A. Martin Garringer Habitat for Humanity 2100 Mission Street San Francisco. 345 W. Elsa Biersmith North American International. NY 10016 202-981-5326 ebiersmeith@nai.

extraction. Palo Alto. also performed transfection. San Francisco. USF (August 2000-present) * Initiate research project in molecular immunology under advising professor * Analyze the expression of the enzyme terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase in certain B cell lines.S. western blot * thin layer chromotography * radioisotope use/ scintillation reading * RNA work. Barangay Philippine Dance Company (1998-present) Treasurer. CA 94567 delrosario@bigfeet. cloning * bacterial growth/ sterile technique. using immunoprecipitation and western blot * Isolated DNA using mini/maxi prep. such as PCR and gel electrophoresis <<<WORK EXPERIENCE>>> UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO.. Department of Cellular Oncology (June 2000-August 2000 * Assisted Senior Scientist in lab research projects * Performed on-going project screening various cell lines for specific proteins. using/learning different techniques in the process <<<ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP>>> Member. tissue culture * agarose and SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis * immunoprecipitation. PCR * electron microscopy <<<ACADEMIC RESEARCH EXPERIENCE>>> Immunology Research. and cell freezing * Observed and supported others in the department with individual projects. Scotlan Career Services Center . Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society of USF (2000-2001) President. CA B.Sample Electronic/Email Resume Alex Delrosario 6575 Newbury Street Hayward. Inc. San Francisco. utilizing techniques in molecular biology. CA Reader. Department of Biology (January 2000-May 2001) * Read and corrected students’ papers for general education Natural Science course CELLGEN. BIOLOGY (GPA 3. Philippine-American Student Association of USF (1999-2000) Resume Writing Handbook 13 USF Priscilla A.3 overall) May 2001 <<<LAB TECHNIQUES>>> * DNA transformation. CA Research Intern. analyzed using restriction digest * Regularly passed cells in tissue culture.net (510) 555-1212 <<<OBJECTIVE>>> An entry level position in the field of biological research <<<EDUCATION>>> University of San Francisco (USF). mini/maxi prep. Department of Biology.

Campus Ministry University of San Francisco. San Francisco. Coordinated initial responses to emergency situations and enforced hall policies.. Desk Clerk. PowerPoint. Psychology (G. CA August 1995-May 1996 Coordinated activities.com OBJECTIVE: An entry-level marketing research position for a Bay Area consumer products company. served as liaison between student volunteers and off-campus volunteer sites. San Francisco. San Francisco. Scotlan Career Services Center . CA 94549 (415) 666-6216 wonge@flashmail.A. calculate confidence intervals and make recommendations.Undergraduate Liberal Arts with campus jobs Elaine Wong 100 Maintown Street San Francisco. promoted. 3. Access. Demonstrated crises intervention and resolution skills.5) University of San Francisco. Developed. CA January 1996-May 1997 Served as a receptionist for a university residence hall focusing on customer service and hall security. Residence Life University of San Francisco. identify results. Volunteer Service Coordinator. Residence Life University of San Francisco. EDUCATION: B. CA August 2000-May 2001 Supervised a residence hall floor of 50 students. Conduct attitude/awareness surveys. Enforced hall policies which included confrontation and documentation. Excel. San Francisco. CA January 2001-present Write articles for client newsletters. CA Degree expected December.A. 2001 EXPERIENCE: Marketing/Advertising Intern Hawkins Group. PageMaker Resume Writing Handbook 14 USF Priscilla A. Research local companies for market position and improvements.P. San Francisco. Resident Advisor. Reported hall maintenance and handled equipment checkout. COMPUTER SKILLS: Windows 2000: Word. Photoshop. and facilitated monthly meetings. and implemented educational and social programs for residents.

CA Employment Trainer. train students. tactfully assist in clarifying unanswered or misdirected questions. Adult Education Program. which funded the first U. • Volunteered time in Jamaica rebuilding shelters. Scotlan Career Services Center . cultural exchange with Chugoku University in Okayama. Occupational Training Institute.Graduate student. CA Computer Specialist. Onyx Systems-contract. Irvine EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Employment Trainer. Social Sciences. Human Resources and Organizational Development. University of San Francisco BA. • Implement classic consulting model with disabled client population to accomplish 130% of government mandated job placement goal. • Worked as a conversation partner and tour leader for visiting Japanese exchange students. caring for the underprivileged. Apple Computer-contract. CA 95030 (408) 555-1212 viccolop@bgm. career change PAT VICCOLO 222 Edwards Lane Los Gatos. • Spent 6 months in Europe as an au pair and university student studying culture and French language. University of California. and create tools to measure progress.net Entry-level Organization Development position with an emphasis in training and management.1998 1996 1995 1993-1995 1993 15 USF Priscilla A. Cupertino.S. Japan. Palo Alto. • Proficient in IBM/ Macintosh computer operations and Internet resources. and participating in a KQED documentary on Third World life. • Facilitate diverse employer panels to ensure a balanced interaction between speakers and students. Administration • Market job placement services by recruiting professional speakers. EDUCATION MA. • Interview and assess applicants for internal hire and suitability for job placement program. OBJECTIVE HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS Training and Group Development • Design job search course curriculum. San Jose. functional style. creating promotional brochures. International Experience • Received 1995 Japanese Cultural Scholarship from Saratoga Sister City. • Supervise clerical support staff to promote system wide organizational effectiveness. • Use formal training on conflict resolution and group dynamics to communicate and uncover motivations of clients from diverse backgrounds that result in successful negotiation. Santa Clara.present 1998 1997 . CA Career Resource Coordinator. CA AFFILIATIONS American Society for Training and Development • Officially commended for ASTD service • Ambitious about a Career in Training (special interest group) Founder • Scholarship awarded to attend the annual national conference in Hawaii Bay Area Organizational Development Network Resume Writing Handbook expected 2002 1996 1999 . and meeting community employers.

Long Island $39MM. 1994-1995 expected May 2002 1992 1992-1994 • Established and developed relationships in the New Jersey area which resulted in premium growth from $17MM to $19MM in an 18 month period. CA 1997-Present Associate Director/Professional Liability • Implemented consolidation of Media Liability book of business from over 20 branches across the country. • Participated in the recruitment and hiring of 3 Product Line managers. New York. OH PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY. NJ • Served as liaison for NJ brokerage community and NY underwriters. • Managed and trained 5 underwriters and 3 administrative assistants. San Francisco. NY •Served as Underwriter for Electronic Data Processors. • Increased productivity of branch by 30%. Downtown $142MM. and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. New York. $5MM in 1999 and $13MM in 2000. NY 1992-1997 New York Region Marketing Manager 1996-1997 • Selected as lead marketer during formation of the New York Region Underwriting Unit. • Created workflow process enabling 4 employees (2 underwriters and 2 administrative assistants) to handle over 1200 accounts.MBA with extensive work experience Taylor Marshall 2325 Michigan Street • San Francisco. • Finished year $113% of budget. Association Professional Liability. Resume Writing Handbook 16 USF Priscilla A. Midtown $68MM. CA 94102 • (415) 555-1212 • taylorm@fgh. Reported directly to home office division presidents for each line. Provided weekly underwriting production numbers. NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL INC. Scotlan Career Services Center . CA B. • Communicated with all levels of organization.com EDUCATION Master of Business Administration UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO.. • Created and implemented regional marketing plan for Directors and Officers. • Performed weekly production calls to brokers in Southern Connecticut and Western NY (50% cold calls).S. Underwriter/Professional Liability. Insurance Agents & Brokers.000 in 1997 to $1. Public Officials Liability. • Participated in increasing division business from $369. • Received 2000 Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance. • Retained 90% of book after consolidation. • Exceeded production goals for the region: Year-end Westchester branch $19MM. 30% better than expectations. Business Administration MIAMI UNIVERSITY. San Francisco.6 MM in 1998. Marketing Representative/Underwriter. • Attended weekly NY Regional meetings conducted by Region President. Cedar Knolls. and New Jersey $24MM. Tarrytown Branch Manager 1995-1996 • Acted as liaison for NY Underwriters and the Westchester brokerage community.

Fostered team spirit in our branch while keeping a sharp focus on our banking objectives. Accounting. Portola Branch part time. Philippines B. problem solving and leadership ♦ Highly developed analytical and team work skills. Financial Services Customer Service. • Coordinated the opening of a new branch in the Marina District • Directed promotional activities and developed action plans to achieve sales goals. RELATED EXPERIENCE WEST COAST BANK. CA 94122 (415) 555-1212 gespinosa@wcb. San Francisco. Specific skills involve calculating and evaluating departmental and weekly output.present Customer Services Representative. Word. CA 1989 . ♦ Proficient in strategic thinking.S. Perform special projects as assigned by supervisor.com EDUCATION University of San Francisco. • Performed supervisory functions as needed • Managed accounts with balances greater than $100. 1998-present Respond to customer inquiries. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS ♦ Areas of emphasis include Financial Sales. Auditing. Union Street Branch 1993-1997 Coordinated all branch banking operations. ♦ Extensive knowledge of SAP and Oracle accounting systems.000 • Provided excellent customer service which contributed to 350+ new accounts. • Trained and managed twelve employees • Conducted mini-audits on cash and negotiable instruments • Reviewed and approved Branch reports for accuracy and completeness • Conducted Employee Performance Reviews Financial Services Representative. Economics. Macintosh: Microsoft Excel. December 2001 Notre Dame College of Dadiangas. COMPUTER SKILLS PC. Access Resume Writing Handbook 17 USF Priscilla A. consistently exceeding sales goals • Open new accounts • Perform supervisory functions as needed Assistant Branch Manager. San Francisco. 1988 Financed 100% of College Education through full-time and part-time employment while a full-time student. Sacramento Street Branch 1989-1993 Appointed as in-branch coach for new hires and management trainees. CA B. Marketing.. Scotlan Career Services Center . Dadiangas. San Francisco.Business student with full and part-time work experience Grace Espinosa 30 Orange Street.S. and Management ♦ Proven success in Accounting and Finance. Quicken. • Sell banking products and services.. Resolve customer problems in New Accounts Department and in Teller Line.

• Develop lessons in critical thinking skills using math games. University of San Francisco. Fourth Grade BALBOA ELEMENTARY.A. CA (expected May 2003) 1997 March-May 2001 • Teach math. Kindergarten GARDEN GROVE ELEMENTARY. Student Teacher. CA 94118 415-555-1212 chrisar@jkl. Mills College. First Grade VISTA ELEMENTARY.. Scotlan Career Services Center . San Francisco. including seven students with special learning needs. Instructional Assistant. July 1996-August 2000 ADDITIONAL SKILLS Conversational Spanish Play piano and guitar Resume Writing Handbook 18 USF Priscilla A. San Francisco. CA B. CA •Directed groups in various developmental and educational activities. CA •Managed administrative functions for twenty-five person consulting firm. INC.Teacher education student Chris Anderson-Reed 1234 . willing to teach other levels EDUCATION Multiple Subjects Credential. History. South San Francisco. CA January-March 2001 •Taught math and whole language instruction to a class of thirty-five multicultural students. Oakland. • Design units in children’s literature incorporating multi-ethnic themes. •Prepared and presented an African History unit in celebration of Black History Month. CA TEACHING EXPERIENCE Student Teacher.net OBJECTIVE Elementary School Classroom Teacher: Prefer grades K-4. January-May 2000 OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE Office Manager OFFICE SERVICES. English and social studies in a class of thirty-one multicultural students. San Francisco. reading. •Developed and presented lesson unit on Chinese New Year which included construction of Chinese Dragon and presentation to two other classes.4th Avenue San Francisco.

CA Public Affairs Intern • Wrote public service announcements and script for “The KBAY Connection” community events line.net www. • Created a database of nonprofit organizations for quarterly campaigns. UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. filing. 2000 . 1998 . emphasis in mass media (expected Dec. 2000 . CA Receptionist/Student Assistant • Set appointments. (Society of Television. San Francisco. • Entered data for quarterly reports and prepared correspondence and filing. CA Advertising Intern • Assist office manager in day-to-day operations.A.A.geocites. • Perform clerical duties. Recipient of Bay Area S. • Organize artists’ samples and ad props.R. ANDERS & McDONNEL. San Francisco. September 1995. employers and other visitors. • Research promotional materials for corporate accounts. USF CAREER SERVICES CENTER. • Proofread ad copy with excellent attention to detail.1998 RELEVANT COURSEWORK: Public Relations Persuasion Group Communication Mass Media EXPERIENCE: Aug. assisted in scheduling of workshops using Now Up-ToDate software. COMMUNICATION ARTS.May 2000 CORTEZ. CA Major: BROADCAST COMMUNICATION ARTS Interpersonal Communication Dispute Resolution Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis Advertising CAROL BERNSTEIN 1996 . Advertising and Radio) Award Outstanding Intern Scholarship for work at KBAY Radio. “Our World”. • Booked guests for the weekly public affairs show.Present Jan. CA 94022 • (415) 555-1212 • berncar@imp. • Edited public affairs show for daily special reports. grants and part-time employment. faxing and answering calls. faxing and shipping.T. San Francisco. filing. SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY.Aug. CA B. 2000 Aug. • Reproduce and replenish company literature. San Francisco. 2000) Financed education through loans. including the operation of a multi-line phone system. Scotlan Career Services Center Resume Writing Handbook . • Collected funds for various Career Services Center programs.com/bernsteinc/portfolio OBJECTIVE: EDUCATION: 1998 . 19 USF Priscilla A.Present To obtain a position in the field of public relations or public affairs. KBAY RADIO.Undergraduate Liberal Arts with internship experience 1 West Street #2B • San Francisco. • Performed clerical duties including: data entry using Microsoft Word and FileMaker Pro. San Francisco. • Answered questions and advised students.

and mail. CA 9/99 .5) CLINICAL EXPERIENCE Leadership 1/01 . Access. San Francisco • Researched.8/97 Placed orders efficiently and in a friendly manner to promote high-quality customer relations. San Francisco. Rehabilitation. Elizabeth. analyzed. Scotlan Career Services Center . St. • Collaborated with preceptor to provide quality care to under-served poor and homeless populations on medical/surgical unit Community Health Whitney Young Child Development Center.present • Collaborated with American Cancer Society to create team for “Making Strides” 5K walk • Improved communication between chapter president. San Francisco. Successfully increased students’ understanding of complex concepts by explaining applications to real-life situations. #1. San Francisco Medical/Surgical California Pacific Medical Center. Assist patients with hygiene. 415-555-1212 ddaniels@flash. San Francisco.3/01 * Monitor vital signs. Set up and maintained customer Access database. Presentation resulted in provision of more empathetic patient care. Geriatric. CA HOSPITAL ATTENDANT*. Macintosh: MS Word Resume Writing Handbook 20 USF Priscilla A. nursing students and Dean’s Office COMPUTER SKILLS: Windows: MS Word.5/01 Kaiser Hospital. Order patient supplies on computer system. enthusiastic role model. San Francisco.Nursing student with related experience Dorothy Daniels 1335 Oxford St. National Immunosystems. email. Communicated regularly with customers via phone. Mary’s Hospital. Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry. including Medical/Surgical. Coordinated and organized biannual Bay Area trade shows.5/00 Taught algebra and pre-algebra to high school students one-on-one and in small groups. CA 94101 Tel. San Francisco RELEVANT EXPERIENCE NURSING ASSISTANT*. Provide comfortable patient environment during both day and evening shifts in a variety of settings. transfer and ambulation. CA May 2001 (GPA 3. Skilled Nursing. CA 10/96 .net EDUCATION B. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES MEMBER. AIDS. Anders Registry. OTHER EXPERIENCE SALES / MARKETING ASSISTANT.present 10/99 . Davies Medical Center. Served as positive. Redwood City. TUTOR. San Francisco Pediatrics University of California Medical Center. Joseph-St. San Francisco. and presented in-service on homeless women for day and evening staff members. Sigma Theta Tau International (International Nursing Honor Society) 01/98 . San Francisco Maternity California Pacific Medical Center.S. San Francisco Psychiatric St. CA 4/01 . Nursing University of San Francisco. Excel. eating.. Mt.

edu OBJECTIVE To obtain a network consulting internship position with a major telecommunications company. San Francisco. Computer Science. CA 5/99 . • Conducted training of SLIP/PPP support.1/00 • Maintained an IBM-compatible computer AT&T StarGROUP network using LAN Manager. News. • Created and maintained a student server FAQ as a guide for general assistance. CA COMPUTER SKILLS • Networking • Internet • Operating Systems • Languages • Graphics Expected May 2002 LAN Manager. • Devised. and HTML. Ftp. San Francisco. MacTCP WWW. Netware. and creative talent. LANGUAGES Fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. coded.0 EXPERIENCE Computer Lab Assistant McLaren School of Business. SQL. • Assist students and McLaren faculty with computing-related questions.. HTML. Multimedia Studios.Present • Maintain a network of 16 PC computers running Novell Netware 4. SLIP/PPP. using my programming skills. Also familiar with Spanish. Telnet DOS. Scotlan Career Services Center . EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Member. including Mastercard Launch Site. C++. Minor: Mathematics University of San Francisco (USF). • Performed weekly backup of 4 gigabytes of company data. POP Mail. and peripherals such as Apple’s QuickTake. • Supervise a 14 Macintosh network environment under TCP/IP and Appletalk over Ethernet.S. Motif Adobe Photoshop 3. University of San Francisco. • Assisted students and faculty with computing-related questions. Solaris. Internet experience. University of San Francisco.0. troubleshooting hardware. CA 94115 415-555-1212 yeean00@usfca. Windows 95. USF Resume Writing Handbook 4/99-Present 10/98-Present 21 USF Priscilla A. System 7 JAVA. • Wrote and maintained documentation on SLIP/PPP access. • Implemented HTML code on various projects. X-Windows. San Francisco. San Francisco Chapter Member. Chinese Student Association. 5/00-8/00 Computer Consultant Information Technology Services. Microsoft Office. San Francisco. Gopher.Computer Science with internship and campus jobs Andrew Yee 1234 Fulton Street #5A San Francisco. CA • Maintained a network of 20 Macintoshes running under TCP/IP and Appletalk over Ethernet. Kai’s Power Tools. EDUCATION B. and maintained numerous Quality Assurance databases. C. CA 9/00 . TrueSpace v1. • Write programs for server security. PERL. Pascal. Assistant Systems Administrator (Summer Internship) Engineering Department. BSD. AIX Unix. Intel Assembly. American Computing Machinery Society. • Supported engineers with setting up and troubleshooting computer systems and networks.

Devised and participated in advertising campaigns and represented the company at public relations events. managed staff and expense accounts.Graduate student with international experience Michael Allen Fairbanks 135 Excelsior Street. anthropology. communication. San Francisco.A. Maebashi. finance. San Francisco. Japanese written and oral fluency Member. Recruited new students. CA Fields of study include: marketing theory and research methodology. art. economics and Japanese language. organized daily activities for guests.A. statistics. San Francisco. literature. CA USF AlumNet. Japan Foreign Teaching Staff . homepages and an on-line event calendar. Provided quotes to clients.” SKI HAUS. strategic management and planning. International Business. and contacts for 2000 conference: “Asian Pacific Americans and the Nonprofit Sector. responded to and resolved client complaints. San Francisco.Instructed students and business executives in conversational English. East Asian history.4/94 LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES Resume Writing Handbook 22 USF Priscilla A.A.. Terre Haute. organizations.B.edu EDUCATION 12/00 M. Economics University of San Francisco (USF).. Japan Society of Northern California. Switzerland Resort Manager Represented visiting Japanese. Vice President .Performed literature search for Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management.9/00 10/96 . CA UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. Interpreted market information through the use of on-line research resources and analysts’ reports.. focusing on Japan & M. San Francisco. CA Research Assistant . INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH AND TEAM PROJECTS: • Marketing Audit – Morgan Kaufmann Publishing • Strategic Profile and Implementation Plan – Interactive Network • Industry Profile – Telecommunications in Asia • Country Profile – Taiwan Socio-Economic Global Status East Asian Summer Language Institute.Develop new forum for building USF Alumni Internet connectivity through newsgroups. Indiana University. acted as guide and docent. USF Alumni Society Summer/99 5/94 EXPERIENCE 10/99 . Member.present 5/00 . Asia Pacific Liberal Studies.10/96 10/93 . politics. Generated catalogue of authors. GORDON BAKER AND COMPANY. Zermatt. UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO. Sonoma.5/97 7/94 . AEON INTERCULTURAL CORPORATION. University of San Francisco. IN Second Year Japanese Language Studies Certificate B. Developed lesson plans for the classroom and for private tutorials.Contacted prospective clients for two stockbrokers. CA Broker’s Assistant . Scotlan Career Services Center . CA 95483 (707) 555-1212 fairmi00@usfca.

CPR training.COMPUTER SKILLS MS Word. volunteer or internship experiences. 8. competency level. 7. Each item should be placed in a plastic sheet protector to keep it from getting damaged. How to Organize a Portfolio The contents of a portfolio are typically organized in a three-ring binder. 2.e. Resume Writing Handbook 23 USF Priscilla A. skills learned. time commitment. brochures or any other item that illustrates your abilities and experience (see list below). or by topic (i. Scotlan Career Services Center . certificates. The Portfolio Advantage Job seekers use portfolios to set themselves apart from the other candidates by presenting tangible evidence of their skills and abilities. Evidence of any licenses. 9. Students with minimal paid work experience may include materials related to participation in co-curricular activities. Extra copies of your resume. and volunteer work. Performance evaluations from jobs. SPSS. outside clubs. time commitment. Dbase III. However. Unsolicited recommendation letters. Excel. PowerPoint. RA training.). internships or volunteer experiences. skills learned. internships. 6.) or type of item (marketing materials. and may include work samples. in internships. (e. 11. 4.. for a job interview you may want to bring only 10-15 items that are the most relevant to the position for which you are applying. or supervisors. 5. Suggested Portfolio Contents 1. Applicants present portfolios during an employment interview to illustrate their accomplishments and demonstrate the quality of work they produce. Job descriptions from positions you have held (including internships and volunteer work). new knowledge gained. competency level. Short examples of your academic work (omit instructor’s grade and/or comments). Advanced Internet applications. A career portfolio can be used by anyone. CAREER PORTFOLIO A portfolio is a record of your accomplishments in school. reports. credentials or professional certifications you hold. or memos thanking you for outstanding work. new knowledge gained. etc. letters. reports.. etc. The contents can be arranged chronologically. A list of conferences and workshops you have attended. etc. including names of presenters. Letters of recommendation from faculty. etc. professional certification) including names of presenters. 3. 10. Official copy of your college/university transcripts.g. Portfolios were originally used primarily by visual artists to present examples of their work. Records of formal training. as well as samples of academic work. Certificates of awards and honors. Your completed portfolio may contain dozens of items. academic work. on the job.

e. 13. 22. Always bring your portfolio to the interview. How to Use a Portfolio You should mention your portfolio at the bottom of your resume (i. brief reports. For example. promotional materials. organizing and evaluating a career portfolio. Examples of nonacademic written work such as newsletter or newspaper articles. When the interviewer begins to ask questions about your resume you can use your portfolio to support your responses. work you created specifically for the portfolio to demonstrate your capabilities). 18. show how you would redesign a newsletter. Resume Writing Handbook 24 USF Priscilla A. reports or presentations. Your portfolio should be continuously updated and reorganized to reflect your most current accomplishments and meet your changing needs. “portfolio of work samples available on request”) or in your cover letter. charts and graphs. Photos with brief. Evidence of involvement in campus or professional association activities such as a program from an event you planned or in which you participated. forms. Samples of materials you developed (handouts. Samples of materials you developed for a job or internship (flyers. Scotlan Career Services Center .. For example.. 17. if an interviewer asks you about a particularly challenging experience. Documentation of technical and/or computer skills such as samples of databases. Evidence of research. etc. explanatory captions. 16. Records of speaking engagements or conference presentations (on and off campus). databases. 14. The career counselors in the Career Services Center are available to assist you in developing. you might describe the effort behind a team research project and show the interviewer the section of the final report for which you were responsible. In fact. spreadsheets or graphics you’ve created. flyers.12. Do NOT include any confidential or proprietary information. editorials. Call 415-422-6216 for appointment and drop-in times. It’s a good idea to bring extra copies of some of your best work samples which you can leave with the interviewer. 20.). promotional brochures) for a campus club or outside activity. 15. Newspaper or newsletter clippings mentioning your name and your accomplishments. 21. If an employer is interested in particular items but you do not have copies available. Never leave original copies of your documents or your entire portfolio with anyone. Evidence of your ability to produce work related to the job you are seeking (i. create a marketing campaign. such as abstracts of papers. 19. fiction or poetry. it is best to use only good quality photocopies in your portfolio and keep the originals in a safe place.e. reports. During some interviews you may not have time to show your portfolio in detail. Evidence of senior or capstone projects such as an abstract accompanied by a chart or graph. offer to mail copies of those documents after the interview. describe how you would rewrite a report or revise a research design. and graphical illustrations of research results.

Ten Speed Press. Gerald. Rudi Publishing. Asher’s Bible of Executive Resumes and How to Write Them. Henry Holt & Company. Anthony. Howard. A useful website for additional information is: http://static. 2000 Job Hunting for Dummies.monstertrak. Mary Anne. Max. 1999. John Wiley & Sons. Scotlan Career Services Center .com/job_search_tips/resume. IDG Books Worldwide. Asher.SUGGESTED RESOURCES The following publications are available for use in the Career Services Center resource library.. Thompson. 1993 The Curriculum Vitae Handbook. Rebecca & Roe. LLC. 1994 The Global Resume & Curriculum Vitae Guide. Messmer. Donald. Inc. UC 429. 1999 The Complete Job Search Handbook.. Marino. John Wiley & Sons. Inc. Figler. Kim.html Resume Writing Handbook 25 USF Priscilla A. 1997 Resumes for the Health Care Professional.