Resume Writing and Cover Letters. Academic Advising and Career Center • (916) 278-6231 www.csus.edu/careercenter. Purpose of a Resume. To secure an interview Focuses relevant skills and knowledge for audience Acknowledges accomplishments Tailored to the position for which you are applying
Resume Writing and Cover Letters
Academic Advising and Career Center • (916) 278-6231 www.csus.edu/careercenter
To obtain a position as a Human Resources Assistant with Allison Health, Inc.
Sample Objective #1:
Sample Objective #2:
To obtain a position as a Computer Programmer with proficiency in C/C++ and assembly language noted for producing clean, readable, and imaginative code
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
California State University, Sacramento, May 2009
Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
Concentration: Public Relations
California State University, Sacramento, Expected: December 2009
Education Section Examples #1 and #2:
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Digital Media
Minor: Computer Science
California State University, Sacramento, May 2010
Honors:Golden Key National Honor Society
Language Skills:Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish
Computer Skills:Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Excel
• Three year membership in the Honor Society, including acting as Treasurer and President for one year
• Five years volunteer experience at Loaves and Fishes
• Three years experience as a recreation leader at the Boys and Girls Club of Sacramento
Recreation Leader, Boys and Girls Club, Sacramento, CA 2008-2009
Volunteer, Loaves and Fishes, Sacramento, CA 2005-2010
Treasurer, Queer-Straight Alliance, California State University, Sacramento, CA 2010
Member, Art History Club , California State University, Sacramento, CA 2009
Effective Marketing Tactics, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sacramento State, CA 2008
Career Options, Philosophy Club, Sacramento State, CA 2007
Leadership Conference, California State University, Sacramento, CA, 2011
Instructor and Networking Assistant January 2008 - Present
Technology Resource Center, Hansen University, Happy Valley, CA
• Instructed 120 college students in web-designing and multimedia
video production during the summer.
MIS InternSept 2006 - Dec 2008
Globe Central, Inc., San Francisco, CA
• Installed, configured, enhanced, and maintained computer systems
for the Human Resources Department with 50 employees and workstations.
RELEVANT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Prepared and taught health education programs to students in
stress management, relaxation and exercise.
• Implemented a smoking education and cessation program in the
residence halls for freshman and sophomore students; 85% of
Management and Supervision
• Supervised a staff of up to 15 personal trainers in a center that
specialized in professional and college athletes.
• Directed a 15-person team that conducted a nutrition health survey of 1,000 school age children, ages 9 – 17.
The following is an example of an action-verb sentence demonstrating the progression of creating a sentence from a first draft through a more developed and comprehensive sentence.
Sample Action-verb sentence #1:
This handout is provided by the Academic Advising and Career Center at California State University, Sacramento and is intended for personal non-commercial use. 2013
The Career Center offers drop-in services where you can obtain assistance with questions about resumes, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and other aspects of your job search. If you need help beginning to write a resume or if you have a draft that you would like critiqued, visit the Career Center in Lassen Hall.
Thank you, The Career Center Staff