Tips for Getting Started on Your Job-Search Resume
Brainstorm about your key experiences and accomplishments — in actual work experiences as well as volunteering.
Develop an outline of major headings:
- Identification: Name, Phone, Email, City, State
- Qualifications Summary/Headline/Branding Statement
- Job Title
- Company, location (city, state)
- Dates of employment
- Key accomplishments
- Degree, major, minors
- Educational institution, location (city, state)
- Honors and awards
- GPA? (overall vs. in major)
- Other headings, if necessary
Education or experience first? For students (undergraduate or graduate), education goes first; for job-seekers, experience comes first.
Edit, edit, edit — work on polishing your resume into a cohesive marketing document.
Solicit others — colleagues, mentors, professors, friends — to review/critique your resume.
Need more assistance with your resume? Consider the more detailed Resume Tutorial or one of the many articles in our Resume Resources for Job-Seekers section of Quintessential Careers.
See the next page of the tutorial for more detailed suggestions for improving your resume — and your job search…
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