WHY YOU NEED A
A resume is your introduction to a potential employer. You
and your resume are competing with hundreds of other
applicants - - all for the same job.
That's why you need a resume that works. Think of your
resume as a personal fact sheet, designed to tell who you
are, your goals, your qualifications, and, most importantly,
what you have to offer an employer.
Take a few minutes to consider how you want to present
yourself in your personal resume. Remember, it may well be
the most important project you'll complete during your
SIZE AND LAYOUT
Your resume must be well arranged and easy to read. A
number of typesetting treatments can be used to accomplish
this. See the sample resume on the back page.
Standard page size for a resume is 8 x 11, printed on a
quality grade of paper. You can add distinction by using
color paper. Depending on the position you are applying
for, a color ink may be used. However, the general rule is
black ink only.
Remember, the average resume must make its impression in
INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN YOUR RESUME
IDENTIFICATION: Name (full name, middle initial)
Address (home and campus)
Phone Number (home and campus)
Career objective tells the potential employer what
position you are looking for. It is very important to
state the job you want as clearly as possible.
EDUCATION: Indicate your major course of study, degrees earned
and any honors achieved, plus your grade point
average if over 3.0.
Start with most recent employer and work backwards.
State dates of employment for each firm along with
location, city and state. List your job titles, respon-
sibilities and description of duties.
AFFILIATIONS: List your memberships in student and professional
organizations, civic groups, athletic teams.
Note: Do not list any membership that a potential
employer would consider offensive. Use your
List age, marital status, health, hobbies, interests.
State when you will be available for employment
and if you are willing to relocate.
REFERENCES: Do not list references on your resume. Have references
printed on a second sheet. On your resume simply
state "References available upon request."
Do not date your resume.