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Résumés . Basic Components. Contact Information. Objective. Summary. Education. Honors/Awards. Experience . Activities. Other Skills . Contact Information. Include Name Physical mailing address Phone Email. Objective Statement.

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Basic Components

Contact Information







Other Skills

Contact information
Contact Information

  • Include

    • Name

    • Physical mailing address

    • Phone

    • Email

Objective statement
Objective Statement

  • a brief statement summarizing your goal/aim in position

  • will need to change for each position applied for.

    • should start with phrases like: “To obtain a job as…” “Seeking employment as…”

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Objective statement

  • A challenging, rewarding, position where I can use my education, skills, and experience and where there is opportunity for advancement.

    • Too vague

    • Does not communicate YOUR value

  • A position as a claims adjuster where my deep knowledge of claims processing will result in faster turnaround, smaller payments, and greater client satisfaction.

    • Clear, concise

    • Communicates specific expertise

    • Includes information of value to employer.

Poor Objective Statement

Strong Objective Statement


  • Highlight the aspects of yourself that best fit the company

    • May change with jobs applied for

  • Skill-related

Summary formula
Summary formula

  • (position title) with (years) of experience in (industry). Track record of (key accomplishment areas) and proven ability to (more accomplishment areas). (Intangible skills) that (value offered)

    • Mechanical engineer with 12 years of experience in the automotive industry. Track record of successful, cost-effective product development and proven ability to rapidly adapt designs to meet evolving customer needs. Strong management, communications, and team-building skills that ensure on-time, on-budget project completion


  • List school attended

  • Projected graduation date

  • List GPA, if helpful

Work experience
Work Experience

  • List all current or previous jobs. Start with the most current and work backwards.

    • the company

    • city and state

    • starting and ending months and years

    • position or title you held

    • accomplishments

    • responsibilities

Achievement formula
Achievement Formula

  • (task) and (benefit to company)

    • Closed 60+ deals with top-tier companies and generated more than $100 million in revenue in first year of product launch

    • Cut 9 days from monthly close and save $50K in annual labor costs by partially automating the close process.

Other parts
Other parts

  • Activities:

    • demonstrate leadership, communication skills, and perseverance.

  • Honors and Awards:

    • If the award is well known, just list it.

    • If it is not well known, briefly state what it is for.

  • Additional Information:

    • Anything else that would help your potential employer hire you.

      • This should only include items that don’t logically fit anywhere else.

Basic rules
Basic Rules

  • Always use action verbs

  • List everything in reverse chronological order

    • Most recent first

  • Avoid personal pronouns

    • I, me, my, etc

  • Limit to one page

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Formatting Options

Functional vs chronological
Functional vs. Chronological

  • little work experience in the particular field for which you are applying

  • Used to emphasize skills

  • much experience in the field for which you are applying.

  • Puts an emphasis on previous jobs