Major Resume Components

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We provide you a complete listing of the major parts of a successful resume; select only those sections that are relevant to your profession and job targets and which would give you the greater advantage to landing the job.

Contact Information:

List personal contact information including your e-mail address.  Do not exclude your postal or zip code from your resume because this is a key search criteria used by recruiters to find candidates that are located close to the  jobs they need fill.   

Profile/Summary:

Build your Summary around your target profession in one or two short paragraphs highlighting key competencies, areas of expertise, accomplishments, qualifications and attributes. Emphasize what you can offer to the employer and how your skills and experience can be applied to benefit the organization.

Career Objective:

State the type and level of position sought and preferred area. Elaborate how your skills can be utilized to benefit that position.

Employment Experience:

Focus on your primary job functions and clearly state key responsibilities in concise bullet points, including for whom or for what you performed the responsibilities.

Accomplishments:

This is the most important part of your resume because it demonstrates what value you can bring to the employer. List resulting accomplishments from your key responsibilities (for each position); be specific and tell what you have achieved for your employer (e.g. systems you have improved, policies you have developed, revenue you have generated, sales you have increased, time or money you have saved). As a picture is worth a thousand words, quantify your accomplishments in numbers, dollars, and percentage so that the potential employer can visualize you generating similar results for the company.

Education:

University, community college, professional association, private career colleges, secondary school.

  • Degrees
  • Diplomas
  • Certificates
  • Licenses
  • Designations

Skills (Functional):

Hands-on skills (e g. computer skills-programming languages/applications/hardware, instruments used, equipment operate, etc.

Personal Attributes:

Problem solving, decision making, interpersonal, communication, time-management, organizational skills; team player, self-motivated, work well under pressure, adaptable, etc.

Professional Development:

All related training courses/seminars/workshops

Professional Affiliations:

Associations of trades, memberships, licenses

Volunteer Experience:

Community involvement relevant to work experience

Extra Curricular Activities:

Interests, sports, etc.

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