Below are components that are parts of a resume. You can CHOOSE as many headings that are applicable to your credentials. The sample resumes and worksheets in this guide will provide the assistance you need in creating your resume.
HEADING: The top of your resume must begin with your name, address, e-mail and a phone number where you can be reached. Make sure your voicemail and e-mail are professional.
OBJECTIVE: A clear and concise statement of what job title of position you are targeting.
SUMMARY: This section usually consists of four to six sentences or bullet statements.
QUALIFICATIONS: present an overview of your experience, talents, work habits and skills.
EDUCATION: List all colleges in reverse chronological order, beginning with the one you are presently attending. Include your degree, certification and your major. Your grade point average is optional, and should not be included if it is below a 3.0.
HONORS: Include your academic honors including scholarships, honor societies, Deans List, and/or awards related to your major or extra-curricular activities.
RELATED: List coursework related to your major and career objective.
COURSEWORK: course. You may include your current courses.
PROFESSIONAL: List internships or jobs related to your career objective. Highlight your duties.
EXPERIENCE: accomplishments. Begin with your current or most recent position. Include company name, city, state, job title and dates of employment.
ADDITIONAL: List all additional paid experience using the same format as your professional
EXPERIENCE: Experience (mentioned above). You may include your volunteer experience or create another heading for volunteer work.
COMPUTER: This is one of the top skills employers want. List all the computer software you know
SKILLS: Rate your level of expertise (i.e., familiar, knowledge of, or proficient).
FOREIGN: List any other languages you know other than English. For example, “Fluent in
LANGUAGES: French and German.” Distinguish between fluent and literate.
PUBLICATIONS: List the title of your thesis, research activities, dissertation capstone, or any other
RESEARCH: publications relevant to your objective.
ACTIVITIES: List any and all activities you are currently involved in within or outside the school.
INTERESTS: Highlight activities or hobbies that may reflect your interest in your major or career
REFERENCES: An optional section in which you can state, “Furnished Upon Request” or “Available Upon Request”.