Start your resume by creating a list of all the experiences, education, and activities you have been involved in from which you have developed or discovered skills and strengths. Organize and present your education and experiences in a way that will appeal to employers. Be creative, unique, concise, organized, and error free.
Headings are a good way to organize the information in your resume and make it easier to read. Think about what experiences will be important to the employer.
Name of School, College, City, State
Date of Graduation
Optional headings: Licenses (if not required – separate heading if it is), Certifications, Intercollegiate Athletics, Study Abroad, Relevant Coursework, Honors, Awards, Achievements, GPA, Additional Training, Professional Development, Professional Associations (if you’ve had training)
Position title, Dates
Name of Organization (Company, School, Club, etc.)
Strong Skills Statements = Action Verb + Details + Outcome/Result
Start skills statements with strong action verb—avoid repetition and vague words like "Worked," "Taught," and "Responsible for."
The situation, problem, or need that you fulfilled. Quantifying and qualifying your work is important. Examples:
What happened as a result of your action on the problem, situation, or need? How did the result contribute to the organization or company? How did you gain skills or discover strengths?
Emphasize your accomplishments and achievements rather than focusing on your responsibilities.