ALL about resume !

A resume is an organized compilation of your education, experiences and achievements. It is your own personal marketing piece designed to give an
employer a picture of who you are, what you have accomplished, and your ability to successfully perform meaningful work. It is also a living document
that will grow and change to reflect your own development.Think of your resume as a custom designed marketing tool, developed to capture the
attention of a prospective employer - within 30 seconds! That's how long it takes a reader to formulate a first impression and that's how long you have
to create an impact! Communicating your qualifications quickly and effectively will determine your chances of being considered for an interview.
  • An important element in career planning is learning how to obtain the job you want, and a helpful tool youcan have, is a good resume. If your resume is carefully prepared, it will promote your selling points in anorganized manner and present them so that the impression you make is a good one.
  • A good resume is important because it formulates the first impression that a prospective employer has ofyou. It is your personal advertisement to potential employers.
  • An effective resume can help you to be selected for interviews so that you can land the right job. A resumeshould tell a prospective employer that you are a first rate candidate who deserves an interview.


Below are components that are parts of a resume. You can CHOOSE as many headings that are applicable to your credentials. The sample resumes and worksheets in this guide will provide the assistance you need in creating your resume.

HEADING: The top of your resume must begin with your name, address, e-mail and a phone number where you can be reached. Make sure your voicemail and e-mail are professional.

OBJECTIVE: A clear and concise statement of what job title of position you are targeting.

SUMMARY: This section usually consists of four to six sentences or bullet statements.

QUALIFICATIONS: present an overview of your experience, talents, work habits and skills.

EDUCATION: List all colleges in reverse chronological order, beginning with the one you are presently attending. Include your degree, certification and your major. Your grade point average is optional, and should not be included if it is below a 3.0.

HONORS: Include your academic honors including scholarships, honor societies, Deans List, and/or awards related to your major or extra-curricular activities.

RELATED: List coursework related to your major and career objective.

COURSEWORK: course. You may include your current courses.

PROFESSIONAL: List internships or jobs related to your career objective. Highlight your duties.

EXPERIENCE: accomplishments. Begin with your current or most recent position. Include company name, city, state, job title and dates of employment.

ADDITIONAL: List all additional paid experience using the same format as your professional

EXPERIENCE: Experience (mentioned above). You may include your volunteer experience or create another heading for volunteer work.

COMPUTER: This is one of the top skills employers want. List all the computer software you know

SKILLS: Rate your level of expertise (i.e., familiar, knowledge of, or proficient).

FOREIGN: List any other languages you know other than English. For example, “Fluent in

LANGUAGES: French and German.” Distinguish between fluent and literate.

PUBLICATIONS: List the title of your thesis, research activities, dissertation capstone, or any other

RESEARCH: publications relevant to your objective.

ACTIVITIES: List any and all activities you are currently involved in within or outside the school.

INTERESTS: Highlight activities or hobbies that may reflect your interest in your major or career

REFERENCES: An optional section in which you can state, “Furnished Upon Request” or “Available Upon Request”.