Table of Contents 1. Contact Information 2. Education Academic Team Projects Certificates and Licenses High School Experience Dual Concentration 3. Experience Accomplishment Statements 4. Skills 5. Interests/Personal 6. Information NOT to Include Questions?
Contact Information Appears at the top of your resumé Include Name, local Address, phone number, e-mail address Can incorporate your school and permanent address If you plan to return to your home area post graduation (for full- time work) or during the summer (for internships) However, list only one email and one phone number Employers need to be able to reach you easily Example: SUSAN SARANDON 1234 Commonwealth Avenue · Apt. 12 · Boston, MA 02246 617-123-4567 · Sarandon@bu.edu
Education Collegiate educational history Should include Full name of the school, location, year of graduation, and anticipated degree Highlight your concentration, GPA, activities, honors, academic scholarships, leadership roles, clubs, and any volunteer work Example: Boston University School of Management; Boston, MA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) May 200X Concentration in Marketing; Cumulative GPA: 3.21
Education: Academic Team Projects Only those most closely connected to the industry you are pursuing Best to profile 1-2 strong team projects Offer more detailed descriptions of the work product Don’t just provide a brief overview of all your projects Incorporate the team aspect and any specific area of the assignment for which you took ownership
Education: Certificates and Licenses Particularly if you are interested in entering that field Example: If you have a real estate license and are pursuing opportunities in this industry Can list your licensure in your education section In some fields, receiving a license or certificate is a prerequisite for employment This information should always appear on your resumé
Education: High School Experience Neither necessary nor recommended to include your high school One exception: If you attended a highly regarded school Especially if you are pursuing work in the area where the school is located Undergrads can include relevant experience, accomplishments or leadership positions from high school Under Interests, Activities/Honors, or Experience
Education: Dual Concentration If the concentrations are distinctly different fields and your job search research is in separate areas with little cross over Craft two resumés, each emphasizing the experience that you have in the two concentrations If you plan to focus your job search efforts in one of the two fields List the primary concentration first Highlight the work experiences in that field throughout your resumé
Experience List employers in reverse chronological order Include: Company name, job title, location, dates of employment, and accomplishment statements Can include both unpaid and campus jobs Dates should be on the right-hand margin If the company/industry is not widely known, incorporate a one-line description Example: Company XYZ; Boston, MA May 1997-June 1999 Title (i.e., Intern)
Experience: Accomplishment Statements Highlight your skills and accomplishments Document your work performance Your impact on an organization Demonstrate your key skills, talents, and capabilities Use measurable, concrete examples to create effective Accomplishment statements See the section on writing powerful Accomplishment Statements
Skills Incorporate computer and language skills If you indicate aptitude or proficiency in a technical skill or language be prepared to discuss it during an interview Example: SKILLS MS Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word, C++, Adobe Photoshop Fluent in German and French; reading ability in Italian
Interests/Personal Allow recruiters to identify areas outside academics and work that are of interest to you and talk to you about them Consider your interests or past accomplishments Unique and memorable in a positive way Example: INTERESTS Qualified for and completed three Boston Marathons, 2001-2003. Accomplished vocalist, including opera, classical, and liturgical.
Information NOT to Include Limit the amount of personal information In the U.S., it is recommended you do not include items such as Age, gender, marital status, children, religious affiliation, or pictures This standard varies from culture to culture Research the norm for resumés in the country or region in which you are applying and alter accordingly
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