SIUC Dept. of Communication Studies RSOs
Students are constantly asking us how to write a high-quality, impactful resume. Therefore, we're providing a how-to series that offers a step-by-step, top-to-bottom approach to writing a resume. As you read each post, complete a review and improvement of your document following our advice. At the end of the series, we'll reveal our improved resumes to you.
Your header is the title of your resume, and the first piece of information a recruiter will see. It provides a quick reference to your contact information and it is the first impression. Therefore, it is important to keep it neat and informative.
We are two students setting out on a journey to polish up our resumes. Here are two samples of what our original headers looked like when we started this project.
As you are starting to organize your informative speeches for class, there are a few things to think about when giving your presentation. Think about them as a baking recipe, one where you follow the steps and work towards a delicious chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache topped with ripe strawb..
Anyways, lets take a look at our “recipe” for informative speeches:
I remember the first time I had to stand up in front of the class and give my informative speech. I was in my sophomore year in college and I recently changed my major from Art & Design to Communication Studies. I was terrified from the amount of pressure I felt as my name was called to give my presentation. My palms were sweaty, and I wondered if anyone else could hear my heart trying to jump out of my chest.
Let's be honest!
Let’s be honest, college students do not often utilize the resources that are offered at their university. In my case, I wasn't using the Center for Learning Support Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
I personally have been struggling this semester with managing my class workload. However, this has changed since I reached out for help. Recently, I've felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I wish I had asked for help sooner.
Photo by Nathan Edwards; Photo outside Farmer John's slaughter house in LA.
This is the second blog post in a 3-part series. They can each be read independently, but they do connect together. You can find them here: [First post], [Second post]
When we look at the macro scale of human civilization, it is easy to become lost in the idea that we are insignificant compared to the sea of thoughts, progress, pain, and love in which we collectively exist. We often feel like the actions of a single individual can make local change, but when an injustice exists across nearly every facet of our society, we too quickly succumb to the belief that we cannot make any significant difference.