Be sure the address, telephone number, and email address are current and that you can be reached. Specify day or evening if necessary. If employed, you may want to include your work number or a number where potential employers can leave messages.
A career objective has the advantage of telling the recruiter or hiring manager, at a glance, the type of position you are seeking A well-designed objective statement enables you to focus the information in the resume and convey to an employer a sense of your career direction. It is important to strike a balance between too much and too little information.
In reverse chronological order, list all degrees and universities, dates attended or dates of graduation. State major and minor fields of study or areas of special emphasis. Include special assignments, projects, or any pertinent information about course work. Include GPA if high.
Academic honors (Dean's List, honor societies, scholarships). Include university activities, particularly if they display evidence of leadership, initiative, community involvement, or the use of special skills.
In this section you may discuss full and part time work experience, summer jobs, volunteer work, research/study projects, graduate assistantships, field placements, and internships. Be concise and factual, but highlight accomplishments and skills. If appropriate, indicate the percentage of college expenses earned. Your experience may be presented in chronological order, by function, or in some combination of the two. The chronological approach would organize your experience by date, beginning with the most recent and working back to the earliest that seems appropriate for your career goal. This format is good for recent graduates with limited job experience or for anyone with a stable progressive job history relating to the career goal. The functional approach provides you with an opportunity to display your qualifications in terms of titles or areas of work, irrespective of time or place. This approach permits you to group your experience, highlighting that which is relevant and omitting that which is not. This format may be advisable for experienced people who want to stress their activities rather than places and dates. It is not as familiar to employers as the chronological format, so it should be prepared carefully.
List all computer skills, no matter how limited. Include knowledge of programs, languages, hardware, and applications. You may want to demonstrate other assets, skills, or experience relevant to the career objective which are not easily organized under another heading. This may include special licenses, language facility, publications, professional associations, community service, travel, interests, etc.
Normally, references are not included on the resume. Simply state that references will be furnished upon request. Former employers or professors in relevant fields are most appropriate. Be sure to request permission before using anyone as a reference.
123 Cherry Lane
Lancaster, PA 11223
To obtain a position that allows me to utilize my skills as a Web designer and HTML programmer.
Related Job Experience:
May 1999 - Present
November 1998 - May 1999
References Available Upon Request
123 Cherry Lane
Lancaster, PA 11223
Ms. Linda Smith
Ms. Cheryl Johnson
Mr. Moe Howard
1. A cover letter should draw employers to your resume. Don't clutter it with needless facts.
Beazer Homes Corporation is looking for an experienced purchasing agent. Duties include negotiating and closing deals with subcontractors, organizing/maintaining bids, preparing closing cost information, setting up rebate schedule, contract follow through & other duties as necessary. Ideal candidate will be computer literate in Excel, Word, Access with some knowledge of JD Edwards a plus. Please forward your resume w/salary/total compensation requirements to:
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Genesis ElderCare, Marcella Center, has the following nursing assistant opportunity available for their busy 60-bed unit:
Assignment under the unit manager of the Alzheimer Unit
Candidate must be a high school graduate with intentions of training to be an RN and have previous health care experience. Knowledge of patient care procedures and systems operations is helpful.
We offer great benefits and working environment. Please contact: JO Bohoney, RN DON, Genesis ElderCare, Marcella Center, Clifton Rd., Memorytown, NJ. 08009. or fax resume to: 609-387-9620. e-mail at email@example.com EOE M/F/D/V
SJ law firm has FT opening for gen. mail room clerk, duties incl. delivering mail, faxes, shredding, etc. Must be self-strtr, organized & able to handle mult. tasks. Some heavy lifting. Exc. bene. pkg & working conds. Advancement possibilities.
Fax resume & sal. req. to 856-596-9631 or mail to Mr. Samuel Parker at Parker, McCay & Criscuolo, P.O. Box 974, Marlton, NJ 08053.