WRITING RESUMES

What Usually Goes into a Résumé

  • Name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
  • Employment objective. State the type of work or specific job you are seeking.
  • Education, including school name and address, dates of attendance, major, and highest grade completed or degree awarded. Consider including any courses or areas of focus that might be relevant to the position.
  • Experience, paid and volunteer. For each job, include the job title, name and location of employer, and dates of employment. Briefly describe your job duties.
  • Special skills, computer skills, proficiency in foreign languages, achievements, and membership in organizations.
  • References, only when requested.
  • Keep it short; only one page for less experienced applicants.
  • Avoid long paragraphs; use bullets to highlight key skills and accomplishments.
  • Have several people review your resume for any spelling or grammatical errors.
  • Print it on high quality paper.


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


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