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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

Use bold type to emphasize information

    • High GPA? Great award?
  • Allow ample white space
  • Keep paragraphs short
    • 3-5 lines max
  • Keep bullet lists short
    • 5-6 items max

Clearly distinguish one section from next

    • Might use lines
  • Be consistent in type/ formatting
  • Use readable type size and font
    • 10 pt minimum
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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