How To Email Your Resume
This is the Resume Submission Activity. You may earn up to 2 hours of credit by following the guidelines provided on pages 23 - 26 of your Work Experience Handbook. This handbook is also available online.
Please scroll down the entire page to view all of the information. Our goal is for you to be successful and put together a well-written and formatted resume. If you need assistance, we have provided many resources to help you. Please don't procrastinate and wait to the last minute to put the resume together. A simple spelling error will earn you '0' credit. Take the time to have another set of eyes read over the resume and don't depend on spell/grammar check.
In order to receive the full 2 hours of credit
you must have no spelling or grammar errors.
Any spelling error will result in
0 activity credit hours.
FULL CREDIT IS NOT GUARANTEED!
If you submit your resume by MARCH 27, you will have the opportunity to redo any mistakes and resubmit for full credit. Resumes turned in between MARCH 27 and APRIL 10 will not have the opportunity to resubmit if you don't receive full credit.
RESUME SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 10
You will submit your resume online to
Kim Kinahan, Cover Letter & Resume Coordinator
1. In the SUBJECT area of your email please type:
Your Name - Work Experience Resume - Your Student ID#
2. Your resume must be submitted as an ATTACHMENT, not embedded in your email. You will need to send as a
*WORD DOCUMENT or *PDF or *RTF
What is the time frame for receiving an email regarding my resume credit???
1.You should receive an email from Kim Kinahan, Cover Letter & Resume Coordinator within 5 business days regarding your credit.
Q -I think I submitted my resume, but I'm not sure?
A -It's a good idea to print out your submitted resume as back-up. If you don't receive an email regarding your credit within 5 working days, please email Kim Kinahan at email@example.com
Q -The handbook states that this activity is worth 2 hours of activity credit and I only received 1 hour?
A -This activity states that you are able to earn up to 2 hours of credit and that it's not guaranteed. If you have format errors or grammar errors your credit will be decreased. Please check your handbook on page 23 for the Evaluation Scale.
Q -I submitted my resume on the deadline date and received 0 credit. What can I do now?
A -There are many live seminars and other online activities that you may complete for credit. Please check the Work Experience website or your Work Experience Handbook.
NEED HELP WRITING YOUR RESUME??????
Santa Rosa Junior College Career Center
The Career Center now has "Resume Maker Professional" on (computer #1). If you have not resume writing experience, this might be a Great place to start. The Career Center is located on the 3rd Floor Bertolini, across from Work Experience.
Gavin Davis -- We sometimes rely on computers to do too much for us, and we forget that they aren’t even close to flawless. Don’t underestimate the capabilities of the human eye.
You’ve probably been told over and over that the use of proper spelling and grammar are extremely important on your résumé and that one little mistake can ruin your chances at obtaining a particular job. It seems to me that these warnings are given out all the time.
When I ask people to tell me the number one mistake on a résumé, they almost always say that it’s bad spelling and/or grammar. This really makes me wonder because it’s pretty rare that I come across an error-free résumé. There always seems to be something, whether it’s a misspelled word or a missing comma. The best explanation I can come up with is that people today seem to rely a little too much on spell and grammar check programs.
Spelling and grammar check programs are great in many ways, and they seem to pick up a lot of common mistakes. For example, they automatically add apostrophes to words like “can’t” when you forget to put one in there. Or they might automatically capitalize the word “I.” They also do a good job at highlighting some clearly misspelled words. Despite all of these benefits, however, programs like these should not be seen as flawless. There are tons of things they can miss, and below are a few examples:
Same word, different spelling:
Some words sound exactly alike, but have different spellings with entirely different meanings. Spell check will not pick up when these words are used improperly. These words could include: then, than, your, you’re, too, to, two, their, there, are, our… and this is only naming a few.
Did you know, for example, that the words “which” and “that” cannot exactly be used interchangeably?
Comma omissions and unnecessary commas are usually not picked up.
Overall structure of your résumé:
Is your résumé written in past or present tense? Or are the tenses all over the place? Consistency is something these programs won’t notice.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t use these programs -– they are useful in many situations. I’m saying that you shouldn’t rely solely on them to check over your résumé because they aren’t foolproof. It’s important to check and re-check it yourself and to then also show it to a couple of friends and see what they can find. We sometimes rely on computers to do too much for us, and we forget that they aren’t even close to flawless. Don’t underestimate the capabilities of the human eye.
RedStarResume provides résumé and cover letter writing services for students, graduates, and young professionals. For more information, visit www.redstarresume.com, or follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/RedStarResume.
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Power Point Resume Presentation
This powerpoint presentation will take you through step-by-step on how to put together a great resume!
The next links are mini-video resume seminars. If you prefer to watch a video for assistance rather than read, these may work for you.
You simply need to click on the white arrow in the middle of the video screen and the video will begin.
Resume Basic Tips
This video is from California Institute of Technology. It will give you some basic tips on how to write a resume. This link will take you to YouTube and the video should start playing immediately.
Powerpoint and Video Presentation
This resume video is a combination of a powerpoint presentation and video. The video comes from the University of Buffalo.
SRJC Career Center Resources
The Santa Rosa Junior College Career Center website is an excellent place to find assistance with your resume.
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Last updated: 22:37 on 13 January 2013
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