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What Belongs Where?
Organizing Your Resume
Heading: Your standard contact information—name
(bold it so it stands out), address, telephone number, and e-mail address—appear here. You may also want to list URLs for a personal website and/or for a profile you have on a social media site: In both cases, do so only if these present you as a professional and as a serious candidate. Don’t make it hard to contact you: If you are using your school or temporary address, indicate that and provide the date that your address expires; offer a permanent address where you can be reached after that date. Your contact information should be appropriate and professional. Don’t use a voice mail message or e-mail address that is silly or of questionable taste.
Objective/Summary of Skills: This section is
optional. Some employers look for an objective, while others consider it a waste of space. If you decide to include an objective, tailor it the job or company. A canned or vague objective won’t help your candidacy and could hurt you. Many employers will value your skills summary, but make sure you tailor your summary to match the job.
Education: The education section typically comes next
in the undergraduate resume. This should include the name of your college, the name of the degree and date received (or expected), your major, and, if you have one, your minor. Depending on your circumstances, you also may want to include relevant coursework in this section, as well as projects and/or academic awards to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have acquired.
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GPA also goes in the education section, and can be a tricky issue. Some employers look for GPA—and, if you leave it off, you’ll raise suspicions. If you have a good GPA, by all means include it and demonstrate to employers your high academic achievement. If you have a poor or mediocre GPA, consider how you can provide positives on your resume. Is your overall GPA not so great, but your GPA in your major is 3.0 or above? Did one disastrous semester push your GPA down below 3.0? Talk with a career center counselor about your options.
TIP: Providing a cell phone number on your resume?
Remember to answer your phone professionally and have a professional message for your voice mail.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition
Job Choices - February 2013 Diversity Edition
Opportunities by Employer/Website Index
From Campus to Career
Timeline: From Campus to Career
Building the Skills That Employers Want
What Employers Want
Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker
10 Tips for Using Social Media in Your Job Search
The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters
A Step-by-Step Guide to a Winning Resume
Are You Demonstrating These on Your Resume?
What Belongs Where? Organizing Your Resume
The Successful Interview: Preparation and Practice Make Perfect
Quick Tips: The Video Interview
Sample Interview Questions
Questions to Ask in the Interview
Acing the Behavior-Based Interview
Disclosing a Disability in a Job Interview
Examples of Preemployment Inquiries Related to Disabilities
How Can You Find a Gay-Friendly Company?
The Critical First Year on the Job
Adapting to Corporate Culture
Selecting and Cultivating a Mentor
Opportunities by Occupation
Job Choices - February 2013 - Diversity Edition