Tell Me About Yourself
Summarize your professional experience and skills in one page.
Common Questions Answered
Substantive Expertise – What Do You Know? You have depth of knowledge in a particular subject area or you have breadth of knowledge in one area or more.
Transferable Skills – What Can You Do? Transferable skills are the general abilities that you acquire in a multitude of environments. Ex. Organize, evaluate, problem-solve, supervise, research, analyze.
Traits – What Kind of Person Are You? These are the qualities that define you as an individual, as exemplified through your work and campus engagement. Ex. Hard working, responsible, poised, energetic, friendly.
Also, take a look at the position description for the job for which you are applying. What are the keywords in the responsibilities and qualifications section of the job posting? Did you incorporate some of these key words and attributes into your resume?