ERIC Number: ED516616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Using O*NET Based Higher Education Job Descriptions for Resume Development
Manzi, P. A.; Roe, J.; Pierre-Louis, D.
The purpose of this three part article is to illustrate to career development professionals and students who are graduates of higher education MS and Ed.D/Ph.D programs, how to use the O*NET to develop an effective resume. The O*NET provides detailed information about work tasks, knowledge and skills, and in some titles, tools and technology where they are central to job duties. Given the high unemployment rate across the U.S., the large numbers of people attending colleges, and the large number of graduates, the need for employment guidance is ever timely. An effective resume, based on a thorough review and analysis of all educational, community based and work related experiences, is a foundation for improved self-efficacy and confidence. Such confidence is posited to support the agency of cover letters and interview performance. The article uses three O*NET categories for jobs in higher education: (a) Residential Advisors, (b) Education Administrators, Postsecondary and (c) Educational, Vocational and School Counselors. An example of a job description in Residence Life is used, with sample resume components represented. It is hoped that this article will improve the resume writing skills, self awareness of, confidence, and ultimately, hiring success of students seeking higher education positions.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A