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Developing Your Resume
The resumes you create will change over time. A high school resume is different from an internship resume in college and that resume is different from one that is used for the full-time job search upon graduation. As you progress in your career, the document will continue to change to reflect your experiences, brand, and career aspirations.
There are certain elements that should be included:
Personal Identifying Information: Name, address, phone number and email.
Objective or Summary Statement:
- If an objective is used, it needs to specifically state the position in which you are interested in working.
- If a Summary Statement is used, it should reflect key components of your professional brand as it relates to the position announcement.
Education: Name of educational institution and its city and state, degree, major, date of graduation, minors/concentration, GPS if above 3.0. An internship resume may include a section that lists a few select courses that are relevant to the position of interest.
Experience: Name of organization, city and state of location, position title, dates of employment. This is followed by accomplishment statements of what you contributed on the job, internship, volunteer site, research site, or practicum. Craft these statements using strong action words that demonstrate what you did and any related outcomes.
Activities: Clubs and students organizations, professional associations, sports, leadership positions.
Computer Skills: List hardware/software/programs in which you are competent.
How We Can Help
The career specialists and peer advisors in the Career Center are professionally equip to help you with all things related to resume development. You can come to Wooded Way for Walk-ins, Monday through Friday from 1-3pm and on Wednesdays from 5-7pm for a resume review. You can also schedule an individual appointment with a Career Specialist from your School. Still deciding on a major? No problem, any Career Specialist can assist you.
Current students can also access numerous resume samples through the Office of Career Services Portal site.