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In this lab you will learn how to create a resume using the word processor MS-Word 2000 for WindowsXP, and how to upload it to your Zoo account and attach it in an e-mail message.
Resume Format to Follow for this Assignment:
SUSAN S. SMITH
123 Patterson Hall 174 Duckpond Drive
University of Vermont Wantagh, NY 11793
Burlington, VT 05405 (516) 785-6576
EDUCATION: Bachelor of
Science Degree. University of Vermont,
Burlington, Vermont. Major: Plant and Soil Science.
Concentration in Landscape Design. Expected
graduation: May 2008.
Outward Bound. Hurricane Island,
Bellows Falls Union High School
. Bellows Falls,
Vermont. Graduated May 2004.
Afterglow Florists, Burlington,
EXPERIENCE: Vermont. Maintain house plants, educate public in
proper care of plants, handle retail sales. Responsible
for management of shop one day per week.
September 2004 - present.
Orange, Vermont. Responsible for mechanical and
hand seeding, propagating ornamental and vegetable
plants; regulating automatic watering and fertilizing
system, and trans-planting stock. Worked with public
and handled money in small retail plant business.
Spring (part-time) and Summer 2003.
Landscape Laborer, Roughhewn Yardscapers, Inc.,
Barre, Vermont. Transplanted trees and shrubs, read
blueprint site plans, operated light machinery,
performed plant and machinery maintenance. April -
President, Plant and Soil Science Club, University of
Vermont. Provided leadership to club in exploring
common interests of members and improving faculty-
student communication. Presided over meetings, co-
ordinated activities, offered direction to club officers.
Fall 2005 - Spring 2005.
Captain, Women's Field
Hockey Varsity Team.
Bellows Falls Union High School. Bellows Falls,
REFERENCES: Donna G.
Donaldson, Owner: Afterglow Florists,
Burlington, Vermont. (802) 658-1234. ddflower@
James H. Heriot, Group Leader:
Hurricane Island, Maine. (207) 123-4567.
Christine Parker, Manager: Evergreen Greenhouses,
Orange, Vermont. (802) 948-3213.
HINTS ON WRITING YOUR RESUME
1. If you only have a single address, add your work address or some other address to demonstrate that you can right and left justify.
2. Be sure to include your phone number(s) and e-mail address.
3. In each major section of the resume (EDUCATION:, EXPERIENCE:, etc.) list items in reverse chronological order, (most recent first). Put two blank lines between major sections such as EDUCATION, and GENERAL EXPERIENCE.
4. In the section for UVM, put the Degree first, then the school and your major. Put "Expected graduation:" even if it is four years away.
5. Do not use "I" in the resume. Keep sentences as short as possible. Start sentences with verbs.
6. Fully justify (right and left sides even like a newspaper column).
7. Include any interesting non conventional training or experience, for example: foreign language fluency, travel out of country, exchange student trip, wilderness experiences, special organization achievement: Eagle scout, Future Farmers of America, sports awards, or any other unique training.
8. It is OK if the resume is longer than one page.
9. Spell out all town and state names except in the addresses at the top of the resume.
10. If your resume is more than one page, center "(Continued)" on the bottom of your pages. In addition, center your name in bold and right justify the Page # on top of each page.
11. USE Hanging Indent (in Word) to indent all your sections of the resume. DO NOT USE TABS OR SPACE BAR!
12. Center your name in bold capital letters at the top of the first and second page.
13. Give at least three references with their title, organization, and phone.
14. Do not underline punctuation.
15. Use present tense if still doing it, past tense if you are finished doing it.
16. Include one space after a comma, and two spaces after a
UPLOADING TO ZOO and ATTACHING the resume to an e-mail using pine:
Use SSH FTP to upload your word-resume to your home directory in zoo.
To include attach your resume in an e-mail message using Pine, compose a message, fill in the e-mail address, and then move your cursor down to the "Attchmnt:" line. Press Ctrl-J and type in the name of your resume file (or use Ctrl-T to get a list of files in your home directory). You may add a comment, otherwise press enter. Write a short comment in the message text area below and send the file with Ctrl-X.
Write your (real) resume in MS-WORD FORMAT, upload it to your home directory with FTP, and e-mail it to your lab instructor as an attachment (10 points). Print your resume on a letter quality printer (LaserJet) (20 Points ). Be sure to use exactly the same format as shown above at the top of this page. You will be graded on how well you follow the format above. This assignment will be graded on the format of the resume. Your lab instructor will be looking for a format exactly like that above.