Different resume designs may vary the placement of information, but all resumes
will include the following basic components.
Your contact information should be at the top of your resume, and includes:
Full given name – avoid nicknames
Telephone number including area code
An objective tells the type of work you're hoping to do or your career interest area.
Your most recent educational information is listed first
Graduation year (or intended year of graduation)
Your grade point average (GPA) - if it is higher than 3.0/4.0
Any academic honors
Briefly give an overview of experiences that have taught you skills – paid or unpaid.
If you have limited work-related experience, extra-curricular school and
community activities can be listed.
Use action words to describe your job duties.
Include your work experience in reverse chronological order—that is, put your last
job first and work backward to your first. Include:
- Title of position
- Name of organization
- Location of work (town, state)
- Dates of experience
- Duties and responsibilities (with emphasis on specific skills and achievements)
List here any memberships, awards, and certifications. In addition, sports and extra-curricular
activities are often included on a high school resume and throughout the college years.
At the bottom of your resume write: References furnished on request.