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Email Address and/or Personal Web Address Campus Address: Trinity College Box # y City, State Zip Code y Phone Number Permanent Street: City, State Zip Code y Phone Number

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Campus Address: Trinity College, Box # City, State Zip code (Area Code) Phone number Permanent Address: Street City, State Zip code (Area Code) Phone number

EDUCATION:
Institution: location -- Trinity College: Hartford, CT Degree, Major (and concentration if appropriate), date -- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Expected May 2003 Cumulative GPA/GPA in major (optional) - list if 3.0 or higher with academic honors and awards Optional: relevant coursework, foreign study programs.

CAREER OBJECTIVE: If you have a cover letter, you generally do not need an objective. If you decide you want one anyway, it should be a concise and meaningful statement describing your career goals. Be as specific as possible without being too restrictive. EXPERIENCE:
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List experiences as follows: Job title, employer, location (city, state) and the dates. The order of the job title and the employer depends on how you want to present yourself. De-emphasize dates, months may or may not be relevant. Tailor this section for the type of position you are applying Teaching Experience, Research Experience, Financial Experience, etc. You may choose to put either the job title or employer name first. You should decide which is more important - where you worked or what you did.
y May include full-time, part-time, related volunteer work or relevant campus activities, and internships. Remember, not all paid positions reflect your skills.

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You may use bolding to emphasize key skills and accomplishments. . they assume you don't know it. SKILLS: Computer: Even if it is only word processing skills. such as offices held and responsibilities. writing and speaking. Cite your specific responsibilities and accomplishments for each position. 4. Determine the type of layout that works best for your experience. 2. Limit to one page. If you only have academic awards you can list them under your GPA in the Education section. Start each description with an action word. c. ACTIVITIES/SPECIAL INTERESTS: Include leadership positions. list familiarity with computer systems. y Appropriate divisions for this category may include research experience. Language: State degree of proficiency in reading. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST: You should only use this if you need to fill space. etc. leadership and athletic honors. Decide what you want your resume to convey about your abilities. a. technical experience. You may use complete or fragmented sentences as long as the meaning is clear and style is consistent. Be thorough in your descriptions without exaggerating. 3.y Use actions words and adjectives to describe the skills you have developed and applied. Refer to the Letters of Recommendation CSO guide. teaching experience. but everything you state must be true. You do not need to include everything you have done. Tailor your resume to the type of position to which you are applying. HONORS & AWARDS: List academic. Use past tense verbs when referring to past activities. applications and programs. Do Not use "I" or "my. If you don't have it. You do not have to state everything you have done on a resume. Use present tense verbs when referring to current activities. RESUME WRITING TIPS 1. Maintain a consistent writing style. be selective in your listing." b.

In most cases a cover letter should be attached to your resume. spelling or grammar errors. 9. For example. 12. Especially if you are interested in the financial industry use numbers. Choose a font that is easy to read: Palatino or Times. if your headings are in bold type. Spell check. 8. the reader is not necessarily familiar with Trinity. to quantify the scope of involvement. Have someone proofread your resume. 5. accomplishments and breadth of responsibility. layout and style. Remember. Use the same color and type of paper for resume. Scannable Resumes For students applying to computer related positions. Refer to the How to Write a Cover Letter CSO Guide. e. Do not try to impress employers with the use of complicated or confusing words. Print final copies of your resume on quality paper. all headings should be in bold. Include a brief explanation of an organization in your description if its name is obscure. high-tech companies or other large corporations realize that your resume may be scanned into a computer database. 10. but remember that spell check does not catch everything. cover letter and envelope. where appropriate. Emphasize outcome. 7. 13. no larger than 14 point and no smaller than 10 point. 6. Be consistent. Make sure the paper photocopies well. 14. Be concise and clear in your descriptions. Each entry should follow a uniform format. Organized publicity campaign leading to 25% increase in volunteers. 11. Do not use contractions and make sure you define abbreviations or acronyms. Make sure there are no typing. Examples: Streamlined invoice procedures reducing staff processing time. In these cases: . Seek advice from the Career Services Office for suggested improvements in wording.d.

affiliations and other details. publications. a Curriculum Vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis. underlining or graphics. a curriculum vitae is used primarily when applying for academic. In the experiences or activities descriptions. In the United States. A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills.a. Use Palatino or Times font in 12 point or a minimum of 10 point. You may use capitals to make titles stand out. f. or Asia. employers may expect to receive a curriculum vitae. d. Do not use italics. the Middle East. Print resume on white or ivory paper. scientific or research positions. try to use words listed in the job posting. b. what is included and what each is used for.no more than a page or two. awards. A Curriculum Vitae includes a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience. It is also applicable when applying for fellowships or grants. In Europe. c. education. experience and education. If they apply. . Africa. honors. presentations. e. use keywords specific to the career field. What is the difference between a curriculum vitae (CV) and a resume? Answer: The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are the length. While a resume is brief and concise . Use a minimal amount of bold. Do not fold or staple your resume.

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