What is a résumé? (This is Times New Roman font 12 point)
A résumé is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, and experiencesthat are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying. A resume is aself-promotional document that presents you in the best possible light, for the purpose of gettinginvited to a job interview. It's
an official personnel document. It's not a job application.
Researchhas shown than it takes an average of ten (10) interviews to receive one (1) job offer, so your résuméneeds to be persuasive and perfect.
(This is Times New Roman font 11 point)
What should it look like?
A brief summary of your experience – generally one full page.
Use bullet lists rather than long sentences and paragraphs.
Use Headers to identify the various sections of the text. Headers should be in
A simple left-justified resume is easiest to read. Never use “align to left and right” – it spacesout words too much.
Choose a font style that is easy to read, like 11 point Times New Roman or Arial.
Avoid colors. The content of the resume is the most important thing.
The information in your résumé should be accurate and correct.
No grammatical and spelling errors!
Above all, "keep it simple".
What should your resume include?
Include your name, address, cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Your name appears at the topof the résumé and is usually the largest item. Make sure your name and phone/email contacts are oneach page just in case the pages get separated after being printed out in hard copy. Only use professional-sounding email addresses.
The objective should be short and concise.
In the education section, state the highest degree you have earned and provide the following details:
Institution where the degree was granted
Date of graduation
Level of degree (B.A., M.A., etc.) and field (Electrical Engineering), any minors (English).
The section on work experience is usually broken down by company or position. For each, providethe following:
Name and address of the organization
Dates of employment