R ESUME
       G UIDE




CAREERCENTER.ND.EDU | (574) 631-5200 | NDCPS@ND.EDU
WRITING YOUR RESUME
Your resume is often the only picture a recruiter has of you, your abilities, and your accomplishments...
REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL




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REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL WITH ATHLETICS AND INTERNATIONAL
                     EXPERIENCE




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COMBINATION RESUME




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REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL




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REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL WITH EMPHASIS ON INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE




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COMBINATION RESUME




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SAMPLE RESUME FOR APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL




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REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL




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REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL WITH EMPHASIS ON
      LABORATORY/RESEARCH SKILLS




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REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL




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SAMPLE OBJECTIVES
4 Obtain a full-time position in the field of journalism that involves editing, reporting, or designing
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ACTION VERBS
accelerated     collaborated   encouraged     inspired       planned        sent
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Resume Guide

  1. 1. R ESUME G UIDE CAREERCENTER.ND.EDU | (574) 631-5200 | NDCPS@ND.EDU
  2. 2. WRITING YOUR RESUME Your resume is often the only picture a recruiter has of you, your abilities, and your accomplishments. Studies show that resumes receive about 20 seconds of a recruiter’s time. Remember, your resume is a piece of paper that represents you. You should not try to include everything you’ve done during your time at Notre Dame – instead, think of your resume as a document that markets your most applicable skills and experiences to an employer. Skills TYPES OF RESUMES Typically includes computer, language, and science/laboratory skills when applicable. Chronological This is the most common resume format for college Activities students. A chronological (or reverse chronological) Important to list quality over quantity - include resume organizes information by jobs/experiences in experiences where you’ve developed skills necessary reverse chronological order – with the most recent to the position. experiences listed first. This format works well when: Relevant courses • You are seeking an entry-level position • You have a steady history of employment Honors related to the position you are seeking Service Functional A functional (or skills based) resume organizes information into functional groupings of skills or OPTIMAL RESUME accomplishments. This format works well when: Optimal Resume is a valuable tool to help students create and design a resume that can be downloaded to a Word or PDF document. To log-in to Optimal • You want to demonstrate a clear relationship Resume visit: https://careercenter2.nd.edu/library. between your skills and the position you are seeking • Your experiences are not easily related to TIPS FOR WRITING the position you are seeking • One page • You have gaps in your employment history • Brief but sufficient information • Consistency and clarity are key Combination • Tailor your resume to each position you This type of resume organizes information with an apply to emphasis on skills in reverse chronological order. Experiences and skills can be tailored to fulfill the • Emphasize your unique skills specific requirements of a position. This format works • Think of results and accomplishments well when: ADDITIONAL TIPS • You want to highlight skills related to specific • Make your resume stand out – use a jobs personalized heading, bold and italics, lines, • You want to emphasize relevant skills and etc. information that connect your experiences • Print your resume on high quality paper • Keep your resume up-to-date with COMMON RESUME SECTIONS experiences, accomplishments, GPA, etc. • Have your resume reviewed by a career Objective counselor When possible the objective should be specific to the industry or position, however, when utilizing a general resume an objective is not needed.Education Should degree, major, date of graduation, GPA, and study abroad programs if applicable. Experience List most recent job/experiences first. Use strong action verbs and quantify results when possible.
  3. 3. REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL 1
  4. 4. REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL WITH ATHLETICS AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE 2
  5. 5. COMBINATION RESUME 3
  6. 6. REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL 4
  7. 7. REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL WITH EMPHASIS ON INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE 5
  8. 8. COMBINATION RESUME 6
  9. 9. SAMPLE RESUME FOR APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL 7
  10. 10. REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL 8
  11. 11. REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL WITH EMPHASIS ON LABORATORY/RESEARCH SKILLS 9
  12. 12. REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL 10
  13. 13. SAMPLE OBJECTIVES 4 Obtain a full-time position in the field of journalism that involves editing, reporting, or designing publications 4 Seeking a government internship in public policy analysis 4 Obtain a position in business consulting applying analytical and leadership skills 4 Secure a position in the retail industry that utilizes a marketing and communications background 4 A management position in the area of corporate development with a major investment firm 4 Obtain international business experience in export/import trade 4 Seeking a position in alumni relations focusing on expanding donor relations and developing strategic communication pieces 4 Seeking a project management position in an innovative engineering firm 4 Seeking a teaching position that requires a second language and cultural sensitivity 4 Obtain a summer internship with a major newspaper or magazine that requires creativity and strong organizational and communication skills 4 A programmer or analyst position in the computer industry with emphasis on systems analysis and design 4 Obtain a full-time position in management information systems that involves consulting, testing, or programming 4 Obtain a staff accountant or auditor position in a public accounting firm leading to attainment of CPA certification 4 Seeking a sales position in the pharmaceutical industry utilizing strong communication and leadership skills 11
  14. 14. ACTION VERBS accelerated collaborated encouraged inspired planned sent accommodated collected enlisted instructed prepared served accomplished combined ensured interpreted presented set accounted for compiled entered interviewed processed shipped achieved completed established invented procured showed acquainted computed estimated inventoried produced sold acquired condensed evaluated invested profited solved adapted conducted examined investigated programmed sought added conferred executed projected specified adjusted consolidated expanded joined promoted spoke administered constructed expedited judged proofed sponsored advertised consulted explained proposal stabilized advised controlled explored keyed proved started advocated converted extended provided stopped aided convinced laminated publicized straightened altered coordinated facilitated launched published streamlined analyzed copied familiarized lectured purchased strengthened anticipated corrected filed lead studied applied counseled forecast learned qualified submitted appraised counted foresaw led suggested approved created formulated liaisoned rated summarized arbitrated critiqued fostered logged recommended supervised arranged found received supplemented assembled debated founded maintained recognized surpassed assessed decided managed recorded assisted defined gained marketed recruited taught assumed delegated gathered maximized reduced terminated attached delivered generated measured referred tested attained demonstrated governed medicated regulated trained attended designed graded merged reorganized transferred augmented detached greeted modified repaired authored determined grouped monitored replaced unified developed guaranteed motivated reported upgraded balanced devised represented updated bolstered directed handled negotiated researched utilized briefed disclosed heightened notified resolved budgeted discovered helped restored worked built dispatched highlighted observed restructured displayed obtained resulted in calculated distributed identified opened returned catalogued drafted illustrated operated revealed caused dramatized implemented orchestrated reviewed chaired improved ordered revised changed earned incorporated organized charted edited increased saved checked educated informed participated scheduled circulated elected initiated perceived screened classified eliminated innovated performed scrutinized cleared up employed inspected persuaded selected 12

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