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Composing a Resume

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Lacy Hope

on 25 February 2016

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Transcript of Composing a Resume

Composing a Strong Resume
The Necessary Elements
Contact Information

Education

Professional Experience

Awards/Honors
Education
List your education starting from the most recent school to the least recent school.
What should go first --your high school or DSU?

Location of schools, date of graduation, actual or anticipated
degree(s) earned, grade point average (GPA) if over 3.0 (Purdue OWL)

Relevant coursework


Professional Experience
List your work/service experience in order from most recent to least recent

Company or organization, location, position title, dates of employment or involvement, descriptions of responsibilities and duties (Purdue OWL)

Be sure to use active voice!
Awards/Honors
This is your opportunity to brag about your awesomeness outside of the classroom/cubicle

Consider listing things like,
Scholarships
Academic Honors
Membership in professional organizations
Community service projects (Purdue OWL)
Contact Information
Your name, address, phone number, and email address

This information should be found on the top of the page
Concluding Notes
Try not to use Word templates

Employ a conservative font and size

Before you submit your resume, have others review it
The Career Center
The Writing Center

Always be ready for the interview when you submit your resume
Bad Example
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