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Webshop: Anatomy of a Resume

Learn the Basics of Resume formatting

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Transcript of Webshop: Anatomy of a Resume

Anatomy of a Resume
HEADING
NAME:
Big & Bold at the top of the page

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Typed clearly - no colors, hyperlinks, or underlining
Include phone number, e-mail address, & city/state/zip code
Consider in including your customized LinkedIn URL


EXPERIENCE
Paid Jobs
Internships
Leadership in student organizations
Special academic projects or research
Regular, committed volunteer work
EDUCATION
School name, with city, state & country
Degree
Month and Year of graduation or expected graduation
Concentrations of areas of focus
ADDITIONAL SECTIONS
Professional Summary / Summary of Qualifications
Suggested for individuals with 10+ years of experience
First section listed
Academic Projects
Suggested for individuals with little experience or career changers
Community Involvement/Volunteer Work
Include if you are applying for a non-profit
Certifications
Professional Memberships
Activities
Honors & Awards
SKILLS
Computer & Software expertise
Foreign Language proficiency
Technical skills
FORMATTING BASICS
LENGTH:
1 page; 2 if all experience is related
MARGINS:
1/2" - 1"; even all around
FONT TYPE:
Simple and easy to read - Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri
FONT SIZE:
10-12 pt for body
12-14 pt for headings
Name 16+ pt
STYLING:
Use consistent bullet points, bolding, underlying, and italicizing throughout the document
GPA- required for tax & accounting, suggested if 3.5 or above
Scholarships and Awards
Relevant coursework
Academic projects
Only include the most
recent 10 years

Reverse Chronological:
Most recent experience
is listed first
REMEMBER TO USE:
Bullet Points
Action verbs
Key words
Accomplishment Statements!
Make an Appointment with a Career Consultant
for additional resume assistance
OFFICE OF CAREER PLANNING
www.ggucareers.com
415.442.7299 - careers@ggu.edu
Check out the
Office of Career Planning's
webshop on how to write effective accomplishment statements!
http://tinyurl.com/CareerWebshops
Clean,
Simple,
Consistent!
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