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This workshop provides a one-hour introduction to writing a résumé. You do not need to have a résumé written to attend this workshop, although bringing a completed draft can be beneficial as you can make edits as needed. Academic and career advisors do not review résumés during this workshop. There is no RSVP required to attend the workshop. Individual résumés are not reviewed during this workshop.
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Résumé appointments are 30-minute individual meetings with a UCC advisor where you can get your résumé reviewed and recieve feedback. You must have a first draft of your résumé completed to schedule an appointment. Bring a printed copy of your résumé with you to the appointment- you can schedule an appointment on Handshake.
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This award is presented to an outstanding event or program developed and implemented by, or in collaboration with, one of more departments within Student Affairs at JMU. This should be a new program or an existing program that has undergone significant innovation and change to positively impact our community.
This year’s winning program was a collaborative effort. In honor of "100 days until graduation," graduating JMU seniors had the opportunity to receive help with their preparation for entering the workforce by having their resumes reviewed by JMU University Career Center staff as well as build their professional network by engaging in a reception and conversation with members of the Office of Alumni Relations staff and members of the JMU Alumni Association Board of Directors.
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JAMES ARTHUR JOHNSON BBA, MA, A+, ACHDS, HDA, HDM, MOS, W3S/HTML [email protected]
An experienced Senior Web Developer with a diverse background (Web Development, Help Desk, Desktop Support, Networking, Mainframe Operations, Psychology/Counseling, Teaching, Genealogy) whose more recent projects have involved extending my development of mobile-first responsive templates for university websites for a variety of purposes, implementing UI and writing the back-end applications thereof.
An experienced Senior Web Developer with a diverse background (Web Development, Help Desk, Desktop Support, Networking, Mainframe Operations and Psychology/Counseling) whose more recent projects have involved extending my development of mobile-first responsive templates for university websites for a variety of purposes, implementing UI, and writing the back-end of apps.
An experienced Senior Web Developer with a diverse background (Web Development, Help Desk, Desktop Support, Networking, Mainframe Operations and Psychology/Counseling) whose more recent projects have involved extending my development of mobile-first responsive templates for university websites for a variety of purposes, implementing UI, and writing back-end of apps publishing an e-book about web development using Velocity , maintaining a mobile presence I launched for a university and pioneering the move to responsive web design the university website-->.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Self-Employed Contractor (part-time) with OHO Interactive contracting with Chatham University . Position: Cascade/Web Developer. September 2022-present.
- Re-architected the site, centralizing data, to create a searchable and filterable Faculty Directory .
- Added new features in the CMS for web publishers to use to create dynamic content.
- Provided Support for Cascade CMS development for Chatham University .
James Madison University - Information Technology Department , Harrisonburg, VA. Positions: Web Developer. July 2008-present (promoted to Senior Web Developer in November 2013). Help Desk Analyst. December 2004-July 2008.
- Converted Perl scripts to Python in order to modernize code to stage for future development and improved maintenance and support.
- Produced scripts to consume API data using AJAX and Perl/CGI to produce real-time parking lot availability counts in campus parking decks to provide these counts to faculty, staff and students via the JMU Parking website and app. I also wrote the Perl/CGI side to prevent screen scraping of the source data as an individual was trying to use it to make money on the side by producing his own "app." https://www.jmu.edu/parking/
- Developed tools based in web services running against Cascade REST API to automate processes and make CMS maintenance both easier and more efficient via such actions as mass asset configuration and modification.
- Converted a Total Compensation Benefits Calculator (Benecalc) written in Visual Basic to a standalone jQuery application easily maintained by the Human Resources Department using Cascade CMS to help faculty and staff see the full compensation the University provides in addition to and including pay. https://www.jmu.edu/humanresources/totalcomp/index.shtml
- Transformed the JMU Website into a responsive/adaptive site via CSS, jQuery and HTML markup changes, including innovating a gridpad class (and the CSS thereof) used throughout the template, to allow the site to meaningfully function across devices, platforms and browsers https://www.jmu.edu
- Innovated script notation/documentation comments within assets (Velocity, CSS, HTML, JS/jQuery, Perl, Python and others) where the adaptation is now generalized to all of our web development team in order to allow tracking of changes, when they were made, why they were made and by whom they were made. This allows improved maintenance and troubleshooting of those assets.
- Pioneered and Developed Responsive Design prototypes
- Developed and launched JMU’s mobile web site https://m.jmu.edu , using jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, YUI Grids and XSLT/VelocityScript to allow a functional mobile presence prior to the production of the responsive site.
- Redeveloped the Campus Directory using Perl and jQuery DataTables ( https://www.jmu.edu/directory ) and later did another redevelopment partnering with HannonHill using PHP ( https://directory.jmu.edu )
- Significant contributions to additional high profile projects such as Accounts Portal (MASON framework), Transfer Advising (Perl/CGI), Online Curricular System (Perl/CGI), HR Autocomplete Search (jQuery) and Cascade Server (including apps within using VelocityScript and XSLT with XML and jQuery)
- Authored various articles, web pages, web sites and e-books
- Presented "Velocity the Basics" at the Cascade Server User Conference in Atlanta, GA, to teach attendees basic Velocity Script to use in the Cascade CMS.
- Described as “One of our best hires” by the Executive Director of Information Systems of James Madison University
- Featured in the Crossroads article EMU grads help market James Madison University
- Described by a customer as one who "love(s) to get things done" and my "SLA is one of the best in the business."
- Rewrote the HTML course I teach to reflect XHTML standards and am gradually integrating HTML5
- Described as a "brilliant, kind, caring instructor" and "an incredible resource and computer guru."
Advantage Physical Therapy & Sports Performance - Technical Support, Harrisonburg, VA. Position: Server Administrator. January 2005-August 2007. Position: Webmaster. August 2006-January 2011.
WLR Foods, Inc. – MIS Department, Hinton and Broadway, VA. Positions: PC Specialist, Help Desk Operator. June 1995-May 1999.
- Pioneered a company Intranet
- Helped move to paperless and centralized documentation
- Single-handedly ran the Help Desk for over 700 customers in 4 states
Merck & Co., Inc. – Technical Operations, Manufacturing Division, Stonewall Plant, Elkton, VA. Position: Intern/Bulk Mainframe Operator. November 1993-May 1995.
James Madison University – Office of Information Technology, Harrisonburg, VA. Position: Microcomputing Lab Consultant. Spring 1992-November 1993.
Computing Knowledge and Accomplishments :
- Author of Velocity: Beyond the Basics: Beyond a $ here and a # to do (additions, subtractions and things left unsaid) ( Kindle Edition | on Google Play )
- Presented Velocity: the Basics: with a $ here and a # to do at the Cascade Server Users Conference (September 21, 2015)
- Featured in Hannon Hill Corp. Team Blog: CUC15 Session Spotlight: Velocity (September 21, 2015)
- Author of Velocity: The Basics: Scripting with a $ here and # to do ( Kindle Edition | on Google Play )
- Familiarity with Python, Java, JavaFX, PHP, ASP, VBScript, HTML5, Remedy, Linux and mainframe operations
- Featured in the YUI blog at http://www.yuiblog.com/blog/2012/09/21/yui-weekly-for-sept-21st-2012 for a demo I wrote for the Cascade Server User Conference (September 2012) using YUI Grids and jQuery)
- Certifications: Python 3 Tutorial course from Sololearn ( Certificate , January 31, 2020 ), W3Schools HTML Developer Certification (October 2006), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification (PowerPoint 2003) (August 2006), HDI HDM (Help Desk Manager) Certification (July 2006), HDI HDA (Help Desk Analyst) Certification (July 2005), Apple - ACHDS Certification (April 2005), CompTIA A+ Certification (2004)
- Author of multiple articles for James Madison University’s Technical Advisory. Refer to http://educ.jmu.edu/~johns2ja/works.htm
- Developed documentation for assistance with technical operations in a manufacturing setting as well as operations in a university support center
- Past experience with Unix, mainframe operations (ITX, VAX, AS400) and programming: BASIC, PASCAL, COBOL, and SQL
- Additional training (SDI, MBTI personality assessments, Listening Skills, Team Building, Inter-generational Differences in the Workplace, Emotional Triggers)
Examples of my work available: http://educ.jmu.edu/~johns2ja/works.htm
Counseling Work Experience and Accomplishments can be provided upon request.
Hagerstown Community College , Hagerstown, MD. January-April 2004.
- Completed computer-related course work to prepare for A+ Certification
- Earned CompTIA A+ Certification (2004)
Eastern Mennonite University , Harrisonburg, VA. August 1996-June 1999.
- Master of Arts in Counseling (GPA: 3.982)
James Madison University , Harrisonburg, VA. August 1991-May 1995.
- Bachelor of Business Administration
- Major: Computer Information Systems, Decision Support Systems Concentration (Major GPA: 3.85, Cumulative GPA: 3.589)
- Placed on both the Dean’s List and President’s List
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude
ACTIVITIES, SUBSCRIPTIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND HONORS:
- Python 3 Tutorial course from Sololearn ( Certificate , January 31, 2020 )
- Presented "From Tales to Tree: Getting Started in Genealogy" at Rockingham County (VA) Parks & Recreation (October 7, 2019).
- Member of the Personal Enrichment Advisory Council of Workforce & Continuing Education at Blue Ridge Community College (since October 2019)
- points to VHE Board (May 2019-present)
- Presented "From Tales to Tree: Getting Started in Genealogy" at James Madison University via a partnership with Balanced Dukes and JMU Talent Development (July 10, 2019).
- Trail Life USA Troop Ministry Liaison (formerly Charter Organization Representative) (2019-2022)
- Trail Life USA Troop Ministry Chaplain (2022-present)
- Trail Life USA Trail Guide (2014-2018)
- Recipient of the 2013 Cassie Lightning Bolt Award at the 2013 Cascade Server User Conference
- Listed in The Global Directory of Who's Who
- James Madison University Macintosh User's Group
- TechRepublic Member
- Macintosh OS X Certification Alliance Member
- Subscriber to eWeek and PC Magazine
- Silver Member of Help Desk Institute
- Golden Key International Honors Society (since 1992)
- Mortar Board Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha) (since 1994)
- Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society (member since March 23, 1994)
- Men's Ministry leadership at New Covenant Community Church (Spring 2020-2022)
- Nursing Home Ministry at New Covenant Community Church (2011-2016)
- Worship Team at New Covenant Community Church (2010-2022)
- Singing (Worship Team, "Singing Men" and choir at New Covenant Community Church)
- JMU UREC Floor Hockey Participant (July 2008-February 2020)
- Presented at JMU Training & Development: Developing Positive Assertiveness Trainer (July 2009, February 2012, February 2013 and February 2014).
- Presented Help Desk resources and troubleshooting at the JMU IT Training Center (October 20, 2005)
- Taught Help Desk staff about various browsers and troubleshooting for several trainings (2005-2007)
- Taught my Discourses class at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) (February/March 2009)
- Trained Facilitator for The Truth Project (earned May 2008)
- Men's Book Study Ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) (February 2006-August 2009)
- Men's Ministry Leadership at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) (Spring 2005-Spring 2009)
- Researching my Genealogy and studying History
- Enjoying Math problems, Sudoku and Crosswords
- Creating with my children using Legos and varying figures and dioramas.
- Playing Lego video games with my children
A resume is one of the single most important documents that you will write in your life. Your resume introduces you to a person who knows nothing about you, it can open doors for you along the road, and it is used to land you your job. Here at the MIF we take great pride in resume writing and we want our members to have the edge that makes them stick out in a pile of hundreds. Explore the information below to help you gain that edge.
Please pardon our small selection of information. Since this feature is new, resources are limited, but will increase as the year progresses.
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What is a resume.
A resume is a summary of your education, skills, and relevant experience. In the U.S., a resume is used to apply for scholarships, graduate programs, internships, and jobs; it outlines and highlights your qualifications for the opportunity.
A resume is often accompanied by a cover letter. Try our cover letter templates to help you create one.
Five steps to creating your resume
Make a list of your qualifications and experiences, such as:
Review the position description to find the specific requirements for the role. Use the T-Chart exercise to help you match their requirements to your list of accomplishments.
Choose a template from the options below. Consider your goal, industry, and/or level of experience in your selection.
Preferred formats vary by industry, so visit the Career Specific Resource pages for more resume samples.
The “bullets,” or experience statements, are critical to highlighting your accomplishments. Use this exercise to help you decide what to include.
Quantify your accomplishments and outcomes wherever possible (include numbers, percentages, dollars)
Use keywords from the position description
Check spelling, punctuation, and grammar
Avoid tables, charts, pictures, and multiple/decorative fonts, and use standard round bullets to improve readability
Save as Word or PDF only (avoid Pages, Plain Text, etc.)
Get your resume reviewed during drop-in hours , no appointment necessary.
To test how your resume aligns with a job description, use Jobscan .
Jobscan provides instant analysis of how well your resume matches a particular job description and helps you rewrite your resume to get past the initial screen of employer Applicant Tracking Systems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to use my legal name on my resume?
No. You do not have to use your full legal name as a resume is not a legal document.
You may use your chosen name or the name you most identify with
You can also include jobs held under a different name
How do international and U.S. resumes differ?
In the U.S., the document used to apply for most jobs outside of academia is called a resume. In other countries, it is called a CV.
U.S. Resumes vs International Resumes or CV
Should I include my citizenship or work authorization when applying for jobs in the U.S.?
If you are a U.S. Citizen, you may choose to include the phrase U.S. Citizen under your name if:
U.S. Citizenship is required for the position
You think you may be discriminated against based on your name or international experience
*Do not include your social security number
If you are not a U.S. citizen , and your Visa status permits off-campus work, you may include the phrase "Eligible to work in the United States" under your name
Should I use the same resume to apply for different positions?
Not if you are applying for positions with different requirements. Use the T-Chart in this exercise to help you develop a customized resume for a specific position.
I’m concerned about ageism based on my resume.
Consider one or more of the following:
Remove dates of degrees earned, if more than 10 years ago
Include only your most relevant and recent experiences and coursework that qualify you for the job you want today
Emphasize the skills you have (not when/where you gained them) using a Functional Resume format
Highlight your current technology skills
How do I address employment gaps in my resume?
Consider one or more of the following:
Emphasize the skills you have (not when/where you gained them) using a Functional Resume format
Think about your experience more broadly. Beyond full-time, paid employment, your resume can include part-time, temporary, volunteer work, hobbies/independent projects, freelance, gig work, and self-employment
Highlight your current technology skills
Incorporate skill-building activities, training, education (include dates, time spent)
Prepare to address questions about employment gaps in an interview. Unapologetically communicate in one-two sentences what you were focused on in that time
How do I include experience on my resume if I can’t or don’t want to disclose the name of an organization to which I belong(ed)?
Use an acronym for the organization name (e.g. FESF instead of Fund to End Sunday Funday)
Describe type of organization without a name (e.g. Political Think Tank instead of Foundation Against Fuzzy Bunnies)
Replace the organization name with a phrase like Private Employer or Confidential Employer
If you choose to include this experience on your resume be prepared to talk about it during an interview
If you have questions you don’t see addressed or would like to talk more about one of these topics, make an appointment .
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Resume Assistance - Career Services
Every job seeker, whether a new college graduate or a seasoned professional, needs a resume. Resumes document your accomplishments, provide your employment history, supply reference information for those who can support your job search, and allow you to track your professional career.
There is no one correct way to do a resume, but there are some things to keep in mind.
Below are two templates created by Career Services to assist you in first putting together your resume.
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- Take a look at all [bracketed] sections. The brackets indicate areas where you need to highlight, delete, and replace with your own information.
- Entry Level Resume Template
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Resume Workshop Resources
Below are resources used in Career Services' resume workshop. Utilize these resources when creating your application materials.
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Need More Help?
- Attend a Resume Workshop
- View Frequently Asked Questions about Resumes
- View resume resources in Handshake (click on 'Career Center' in the top menu, then 'Resources').
- To review your resume with a staff member in Career Services, schedule an appointment by calling 906-227-2800, chatting with us (green circle in the lower right corner of our website), or set it up in Handshake (click on 'Career Center,' then 'Appointments,' and follow the steps.
When Your Resume is Ready
- Upload it to your Handshake account. Click on your name in the upper right corner, and then click 'Documents' on the dropdown menu.
- Change your profile visibility to 'Community'. You must change your profile to 'Community' in order to participate in 1:1 and group sessions and engage with other students/alumni. Click on your initials in the upper right corner, then 'Settings & Privacy,' then choose 'Community.'
- Get copies of your resume printed for free on high-quality paper - come to the Career Services office, 3302.3 C.B. Hedgcock.
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- Search and apply for job opportunities online 24/7 (save frequent searches, receive emails when a job fits a saved search)
- Access personalized job recommendation based on your major and interests
- Manage multiple resumes, cover letters, and other employment-related documents
- Sign up for on-campus interviews
- View upcoming events - job fairs, workshops, etc.
- Students : Log into MyNMU and click on 'Handshake' under the 'Student Services' tab. Alumni: click here to log in.
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This guide to writing resumes includes tips and hints, contents, headings, and layout ideas to think about while crafting your resume. Developing a good resume takes time and often involves many revisions. It is important to get feedback from CPD Peer Advisors and Coaches, faculty, advisors, alumni mentors, or other professionals. This feedback can help guide you to ensure you are presenting yourself in the best light.
Understand the process: realities of the job search
- Grab attention; employers typically scan a resume for no more than 15 to 30 seconds.
- Take advantage of that time by crafting a resume that is clear, concise, and quickly demonstrates how you meet their needs.
- Understand how employers hire; this will help you plan a successful job search - Advertisements, Internal Postings, Job Fairs, etc.
- Your resume will land you the interview, it is the interview that gets you the job. Employers want candidates whose values align with their own; they can teach someone how to do a job, they cannot teach them to love how the company operates.
Understand the audience: construct compelling narratives
- Define your target audience (job, internship, volunteer program, etc.)
- Jot down the qualifications and skills important to the position/program for which you are applying, and highlight them in your application materials
- It is wise to share parts of your personal story that relate to your interest in the opportunity or job
- Make it easy for employers to see your fit for the job
- Use the keywords from the job posting and the targeted industry
- Think about the following areas of your background: education, off-campus study programs, work and internship experience, volunteer and community activities, awards, honors, distinctions, special skills and competencies, professional affiliations and activities in which you have been involved.
- List the experiences as well as the skills you used in the experience. Write down everything that comes to mind! There may be pieces to your background that seem insignificant to the position/program for which you are applying, but these opportunities can show transferable skills .
Understand the industry: navigate unspoken expectations
- Specific industries evaluate applicants differently
- Know industry nonverbal cues and communication styles
- Engage in industry-specific knowledge communities
- Intended to secure an interview , not a job
- Develop a master resume which contains all the details of your professional experience and transferable skills in one place. Create a targeted resume by customizing your master resume for a specific job or type of work.
- Experience can come from many different places
This is what employers, grad schools, and fellowship programs want to know! For each experience, ask yourself these four questions:
What is the measurable outcome?
- What did I achieve?
- What did the company/organization achieve?
- What problem did I solve?
- How can I show measurement?
Whom did I work with?
- Internal stakeholders (teammates, staff, managers, faculty)
- External stakeholders (customers, clients, audience, partners)
- What leadership role did I play?
Have I managed or trained?
- Which projects or processes have I managed?
- What was the outcome?
- Whom have I trained (formally or informally)?
- What training have I received?
Why did I do all of this?
- How did my work impact the company/organization as a whole?
- Have I explained the reasons for doing what I did?
- Organize your resume into categories ( resume headings ) that will showcase your background in a way that clearly demonstrates your “fit” for the position or program.
- Pay especially close attention to content and formatting . Everything should be clear and concise.
- Take a look at our hints and tips located at the bottom of the page.
- Do not forget to use a wide vocabulary of action verbs , transferable skills , and resume headings .
- View example resumes for reference.
- Get feedback from CPD Peer Advisors, academic advisors, supervisors, faculty and other students. Revise your resume each time you get feedback. Schedule an appointment with a CPD Career Coach through Handshake for a final review.
There are no absolute requirements in the preparation of your resume, but there are generally accepted guidelines to follow. Below are the top 10 tips and hints to help you with your creation:
- A one-page resume is considered ideal for college students and recent graduates. There are a few cases where a two-page resume is necessary—check with a CPD coach to find out if two pages are right for you.
- Be consistent in your choice of font and layout. Use easy to read typeface that is no smaller than 10pt. Times, Garamond and Helvetica are compact fonts and allow for more information to be presented on one page.
- Aim to maintain balance between print and white space to enhance readability. Your resume should be uncluttered and visually appealing.
- Use bold, bullets, italics, and underlines to highlight but beware of looking cluttered or busy. Highlights should be used consistently and sparingly.
- Be factual and 100% honest.
- Avoid the use personal pronouns (I, we, my) in your resume. Start all statements with action verbs.
- PROOF YOUR RESUME! Your resume should be free of spelling errors and have perfect grammar and punctuation. Keep in mind that the resume is an example of your writing and communication skills.
- Print your resume on a laser printer . Use 20# bond resume paper in basic colors (white, off-white, cream, beige, or gray). If sending a cover letter and reference page, use the same paper as your resume.
- Be e-friendly if submitting electronically. Make sure your resume translates well with other platforms and browsers. Test by sending "practice" emails to friends to see how the information appears on their screens.
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A resume is a summary of your education, skills, experiences, and accomplishments, as they relate to the type of opportunity that you are seeking. Since a resume serves as the chief marketing tool that provides readers with their first impression of you, it should be organized and well written, and use strong Action Verbs. Examples:
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Resume Guide This guide to writing resumes includes tips and hints, contents, headings, and layout ideas to think about while crafting your resume. Developing a good resume takes time and often involves many revisions. It is important to get feedback from CPD Peer Advisors and Coaches, faculty, advisors, alumni mentors, or other professionals.
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