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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