Personal Data Section Examples Example #1 Ima T. Aggie 1234 High St. 4321 West Way College Station, TX 77840 Houston, TX 77444 Home: (979) xxx-xxxx (281) xxx-xxxx Cell : (979) xxx-xxxx email@example.com Example #2 Ima T. Aggie 1234 High St. College Station, TX 77840 Home: (979) xxx-xxxx Cell : (979) xxx-xxxx firstname.lastname@example.org
Heading Examples DO DON’T
Always include an objective
Apply to a specific position if possible
Stay off the soap box
Eg: CO-OP, Intern, Full-time? Operations, Business, Sales, Design, R&D, Consulting? CO-OPs and Interns – start date
Include the following:
•Institution of study(s) • Degree(s) and Major(s) • Honors
Do I have to include my GPA?
• If absent, employers will assume GPA < 2.8 • If present, designate a scale i.e. 3.2/4.0 Do not use GPA in a major alone
Job Title, Company Name, Location, Dates of employment
Job Description – Statements (not sentences)
Using action words and showing results
Be Positive, Be Concise, Be Persuasive
List all work experience…within reason
Include accomplishments not just responsibilities
Have you been in the working world?
Hands up if you’ve professional experience
Activities and Honors
List them all and have a balance
Foreign languages, international
Scholarships,Dean’s List, etc.
Keep it to three (Unless you choose RAUR)
One personal, scholastic and professional
Be sure they’re still there and reachable
Are they a good reference?
Finishing the Resume
Avoid Personal Pronouns
Use action words
Avoiding common mistakes
Spelling and grammatical errors.
Formatting, fonts, length, paper quality.
Translate “Aggie speak” to business English
Be ready to back up anything on the resume
Don’t include references
Use white or off-white paper (checkout resume paper at area copy centers, i.e. Kinkos, Copy Corner, or Graphics Center on campus)
Use 8 ½ x11-inch paper
Use a font size of 10 to 14 points
Black ink only
Use non-decorative typefaces
Choose one typeface and stick to it
Avoid italics, script, and underlined words
No horizontal or vertical lines, graphics, or shading
Do not fold or staple your resume
If you must mail your resume, put it in a large envelope
Different types of resumes for different uses There are four basic types of resumes: chronological, functional, combination, and curricula vitae (CVs). Choose a format that best fits your experiences and industry or one that you are comfortable with. Ultimately, the choice of resume format is up to you.Chronological resumes present information in a time line approach. Typically, the most recent work or educational experience is listed first, followed by the next most recent. It illustrates how you have made progress towards your career objective through your employment history.Functional resumes group work experience and skills by skill area or job function. Use functional resumes to point out your skills over your specific employment history. It highlights more relevant skills instead of position titles.Combination resumes merge the chronological and functional styles. They present the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from work in a reverse-chronological order.Curricula vitae (CVs) are very different from resumes and are only used in certain positions and industries. Curricula vitae provide a detailed statement of your qualifications. CV's are more biographical in nature and are often used in higher education, science, and medicine
Your goal is to get an interview
A resume is a window
It’s a brochure about you
The 8 second test
Brevity and readability
Congratulations! You Did It!
Activities and Honors Student/Professional organizations Leadership positions Scholarships,Dean’s List, etc. Foreign languages, international experiences References Do not list on resume Bring separate page when you are interviewed Present most marketable information first Use brief, descriptive phrases No personal pronouns Use action verbs to describe experiences and accomplishments Be Positive Be Truthful You Have the Right to Remain Silent