Getting Your Resume into Shape

Happy Rainy Saturday Job Hunters!

What’s Happening in Monday’s Class?
-We’ll meet in the Mac Lab; remember this is our home for the remainder of the semester.
-Your job hunter’s profile is due at start of class. Remember that you are submitting it in both print and electronic formats (send to my email: by 8 a.m.).
-Our primary focus will be your traditional resume. Be sure to read the articles highlighted in the course schedule; in particular the one that focuses on content differences between LinkedIn and your print resume.

In-Class Exercises
You need to bring to class both a  printout of your resume and the Microsoft Word electronic file.

We’re going to use the electronic version to create a word cloud of your resume content. This is a great way to analyze what words or phrases may jump out to those scanning your resume.

We’re going to do a critique exercise with your print version to review format and overall content.

Then, you’ll have one week to make improvements to your resume before you submit it to me for grading. When it comes to me for grading, it must include the internship you’re doing for JOUR 445.

Have a great weekend.


About debrajchico

I teach public relations for Chico State's Department of Journalism & Public Relations. Over the 20+ years of my career I've worked in high-tech agency, governmental and nonprofit PR. I teach courses in entrepreneurial journalism, writing and publication design, PR strategy, advise our student-managed PR agency, and oversee our internship program.

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