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Anatomy of a ResumeSomeone may have to mailyou documents or haveyour address for officialcorrespondence. Keep Address Best Phone Number your address simple. Only FULLNAME BIG&BOLD Best Email Address include multiple addresses if necessary. Duke University Durham, NC This can include major, Education Your Degree Graduation Month and Year minor, certificates, • What have been your meaningful educational accomplishments while at Duke? specializations, or other • Include highlights-‐ you don’t have to be comprehensive. degree components. • Consider GPA, honors, study abroad, thesis, projects, research, relevant courses, or other components You can use this section to Other Universities Location feature your study abroad Degree or Program Dates of Study experiences. • What were the main benefits to you inside and out of the classroom? High School Location A high school section is Degree, GPA, or other characteristics Dates of Study most used by first and • What were your primary accomplishments, educationally? second year undergrads or those who attended schoolswith a large or passionate Interesting Job Location network of alumni. Specific Experience Category #1 Role Dates • Bullets include an active and specific verb that describes this contribution, learning, skills or outcome, and details and data Think creatively about how that make it tangible. you design your categories. • Prioritize, with the most important and relevant bullets first. This is an opportunity to • Use concise and clear language and industry-‐specific language only if applying to that industry. bring attention to patterns in your interests or skills. Look Student Organization Location at example resumes more Current Role Dates for ideas, but two general • Write about being elected (what for!) or ways you contribute more over time. Earlier Role Dates categories could be common • Include a variety of experiences and contributions; no need to replicate information in similar roles. However, repeating type of organization, e.g., something and presenting it in a new way can serve as an enhancement. Media Experience or function, e.g. Research Experience. Internship Location Specific Experience Category #2 Role Dates e.g. researcher, founder, • The number of bullets under each experience does not need to be consistent. However, the space that something takes on volunteer, consultant the resume does give a sense of its level of importance. Independent Project Location Specific Experience Category #3 Role Dates • Describe your initiative, managing a huge endeavor, overcoming obstacles, getting support from others, and other challenges you overcame when managing something new! Use a skills section to bring added attention to RELEVANT skills. Be sure Language: these skills are evident Skills Computer: throughout your resume Lab: as well. Highlight unique aspects of your background, personality, or attention to professional topics. Interests No need to add a line about references being available. This has been seen on resumes, historically, but is no longer expected. Save that space for interesting content. 31