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Resume Writing Instructions

When preparing your resume, consider these points:

  1. Be concise and to the point.
  2. Print it on high quality paper.
  3. Leave adequate margins.
  4. Spelling must be perfect so use a spell check.
  5. Be clear and concise.
  6. Use proper grammar and punctuation.
  7. Use a reverse chronological order.
  8. Use action verbs to start bullets describing your experiences.
  9. Have someone review your resume before you send it out.

Resume Outline

A good resume includes:

Education: Include your degree/certification; your major and minor; date of graduation or expected date of graduation; academic achievements, honors, awards; any relevant extra-curricular activities (sports, clubs, committees); relevant courses.

Computer Knowledge: List computer languages, software, etc. that you are proficient at.

Work Experience: Include all relevant work experiences, whether they are full, part-time, contract, paid or volunteer. List these in reverse chronological order (most recent goes first), list the job title, describe major duties, employer name, location, and dates of employment.

Interests & Hobbies: Include hobbies that you have and are involved in if there are skills that are relevant to your career focus (i.e. team sports - leadership and team work skills).

Community Service Activities: Indicate community service related activities you were or are presently involved with.

References: "References available n request" will suffice. (Be prepared to give at least three professional references).

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