2013 Resume Book
CDO produces an annual online resume book to distribute to employers, faculty and staff at F&ES. The publication includes general information regarding our programs and qualifications of our students, and includes resumes of both graduating students and students looking for summer internships. This is an excellent way to get your resume distributed widely, as it goes to employers beyond those registered in GeO*. Submitting a resume for the book is highly recommended!
Any student who wishes to be included must create a one or two-page resume in OptimalResume and submit to Review Center by November 1.
Please note that you can NOT upload a document to OptimalResume, you must actually create your resume using the technology. You may cut & paste sections, but please review and remove extraneous formatting.
Process for resume book:
NOTE: The resume book is published online, and submitters must agree to the following before final submission to the book:
Create a draft of your resume that highlights your experience and education.
Seek review by CDO Staff and Peer Career Advisors BEFORE the November 1 deadline.
Create a one-page (or 2, for students with significant experience) resume using the OptimalResume Yale Resume Book template.
Submit your resume for review through the Review Center on OptimalResume by November 1 (due to the logistics involved in creating the resume book, there will be no exceptions to this deadline). IMPORTANT NOTE: This review is meant to focus on format and minor discrepancies. PLEASE have a more in-depth review of your resume completed BEFORE submission.
CDO will notify you regarding any minor updates and final instructions to submit to the book.
I understand that my resume will be published in an online resume book on the FES website.
I understand that this site is not password protected and may appear in internet search results.
I understand that this website is distributed to a wide range of employers, alumni and staff members at FES.
In order to protect your privacy, all resumes will ONLY include name and email address.
For general information on resume writing, see Hone Your Job Search Skills
* IMPORTANT: You will also want to post your resume on GeO in the appropriate folder (or multiple folders) for the many employers who have direct access to GeO.
Q: Should I submit to the resume book? A: Yes! Submission is recommended for all students.
Q: Will I get a thorough review of my resume by submitting it through the OR review center? A: NO! Please have your resume reviewed by CDO and Peer Career Advisors before submitting to OR review center. CDO will be reviewing 120-160 resumes in a one week period for formatting issues and minor suggestions only. Thank you in advance!
Q: What is the resume book, and who sees it? A: The resume book is a collection of FES students seeking jobs and internships which is distributed to faculty, staff, alumni and employers. It is an excellent way to get your resume out in the larger FES community and to our extensive network of employers.
Q: Why does it have to be in the specified format and built through OptimalResume? A: A uniform book is easier for employers to read, and OR is the tool CDO uses to streamline the process of producing the book. Many conferences and professional organizations use a similar system to make resume books, and it is a great thing to learn!
Q: Should my Career Objective include short and long term goals? A: No! The career objective section should reflect your short-term goals towards a summer internship or first job out of FES upon graduation only. We recommend for students seeking internships that you write, "Seeking an internship in..." For students graduating in 2013, "Seeking a full time position in..." The objective does not have to be super-specific, but could include sectors of interest, locations of interest.
Q: Do students get contacted by employers as a result of being in the resume book? A: Yes!
Q: How will the resume book be published? A: The 2013 resume book will be published on-line through a tertiary level of the FES website. The book is NOT password protected, and once published, may appear in internet searches. Resumes will include only names and email addresses for contact information. CDO sends the online link to the resume book to employers by request, distributes it widely to employers in our network, and sends it in-house to faculty, staff and alumni. The book is also shared with colleagues and new students on a limited basis to help others with examples.
Q: How do I trim my resume to one page? A: For some students with lots of experience, publications or education, some hard choices have to made for this book. We suggest that you focus on your most current and relevant experience, particularly as it relates to your short-term career goals. If a 2-page resume is appropriate for your level of experience, you may submit a 2-pager.
Q: Should I upload and publish my resume to GeO in addition to submitting to the resume book? What is the difference? A: We recommend using both venues. GeO allows you to upload and publish to more than one of the online resume books which can be reviewed by linked employers 24/7. GeO also includes an alumni resume book which you can use in perpetuity!
Q: Where can I get information about resume writing in general? A: CDO maintains a website with information on resume writing (including samples) and has resume writing packets including samples available in the office.