Your resume should
include the following:
1. Name, address, telephone number, e-mail
- Avoid nicknames.
- Use a permanent address and telephone number. Use your
parents’ address and number or the address you plan to use after graduation. If
you have an answering machine, be sure to use a professional/neutral message
while in the interviewing process.
2. Objective or
- An objective tells potential employers the sort of work you are hoping
- A summary is a brief description of your skills, background, and
experience. Many employers now prefer a summary to an objective.
- New graduates with less than 3-5 years of work experience should list
their educational information before their work history. Be sure to list your
most recent educational information first.
- Include the degree earned
(A.S., B.S., B.A., etc.), major, and institution.
- Mention any academic
4. Work Experience
- Briefly give the employer an overview of
employment that has taught you skills. Use action words to describe your job
duties. Use a bullet format rather than paragraphs.
- Be sure to list your
experience in reverse chronological order – that is, put your last job
- Be sure to include the title of the position, the name as well as the
city and state of the company, dates of employment (be sure to provide month and
5. Other Information
- Computer Skills
- Volunteer Organizations
- Other Extra-Curricular Activities
- Run spell check
before anyone sees your resume.
- Get a friend to do a grammar review. Then ask
another friend. Then ask another friend!