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Create Compelling Resumes 

HEADER SECTION 

Full legal name

Contact Information (email, phone, linked in)

Some resumes have a summary section expressing interest in position. Some applications may require a cover letter or statement of purpose, which are similar to a summary section.

SECTIONS TO INCLUDE

  • EDUCATION 

    • include school name and graduation year​

  • WORK EXPERIENCE 

    • include organization name, location, years of employment and a brief description of obligations​

  • EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENCE 

    • include organization name, years of active involvement and a brief description of obligations​

  • VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 

    • include organization name, years of active involvement and a brief description of obligations​​

  • AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES 

    • list awards, year it was presented to you and a brief description of what it was being awarded for​

  • SKILLS 

    • bullet points (very short)​

  • PROJECTS 

    • include name, affiliation, years and a brief description of your role, significant findings and any publications​

TIPS & TRICKS

  • have your resume be reviewed by 2-3 peers

  • keep all resumes to about 1 page (front and back)

  • bold important titles, positions, and skills

  • keep bullet points short and concise; 3-4 per entry

SOME RESUMES MAY LOOK DIFFERENT THAN OTHERS, IT IS OKAY! PROVIDE ACCURATE AND HONEST DETAILS OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER. THIS WILL ENSURE YOU FIND THE BEST FIT FOR YOU. 

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