In this posting I will show a template for a resume as well as make some notes as to what information to include when you write your own resume.

[Name – First M. Last]

[Mailing Address]

[Phone Number]

[e-mail address – keep this professional!]

OBJECTIVE

Here you should write about what you are hoping to accomplish, what you hope to gain, and what skills you have to offer the company you are applying to, as well as your various experiences and how they are relevant. This can be somewhat generic so you may use it for many applications, or can be more specific and geared toward the company you are applying for.

EDUCATION

Here you can list the high school you graduated from and any college or trade school experience you have. If you had a good GPA, or earned any honors, mention them.

[College / Trade School] – [Major if applicable]    [years attended / graduated]    [GPA or honors received]

[High School attended / GED]    [year graduated / received]    [GPA or honors received]

WORK EXPERIENCE (can list volunteer experience here as well)

List work experience here in chronological order, volunteer experience can also be listed here if you do not have a great deal of work experience. Ideally you would want to list at least three jobs you have had. If you have had a lot of jobs you may consider only listing the three or four most recent and/or the most relevant positions. If this is the case, include the most recent even if not relevant.

[most recent / current employer] – [job title]    [dates employed, month year – mo yr]

Duty 1: use sentence fragments here to describe what your duties entailed, an example is listed below

Accounting: money handling, cashier duties, working with banks, record keeping

Duty 3: description

[second most recent / current employer] – [job title]    [dates employed, month year – mo yr]

Duty 1: description

Duty 2: description

Duty 3: description

[third most recent / current employer] – [job title]    [dates employed, month year – mo yr]

Duty 1: description

Duty 2: description

Duty 3: description

ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER WORK (suggested area to list volunteer experience)

Briefly list volunteer positions and activities; these do not need a great deal of detail. However, be prepared to offer more information on any of these in an interview or at your employer’s request. Try to keep this section brief, but don’t be afraid to list

[most recent activity / volunteer work]     [dates, month year – month year]

 

[second recent activity / volunteer work]    [dates, month year – month year]

 

[third recent activity / volunteer work]    [dates, month year – month year]

 

REFERENCES (have at least three references)

You should include three references. Recent professional references are ideal (managers / supervisors / coworkers), but if you have less than that you may include personal references. If the have more than one phone line, list them all, as well as extensions if those are appropriate. Make sure your references have given you permission to list them and that they know they are being listed!

[manager / coworker]     [their position / company name]    (xxx) xxx•xxxx (cell)    (xxx) xxx•xxxx (office)

[manager / coworker]    [their position / company name]    (xxx) xxx•xxxx

[manager / coworker]    [their position / company name]    (xxx) xxx•xxxx

[personal]    [relation to you / how you know them]    (xxx) xxx•xxxx, ext xx

[personal]    [relation to you / how you know them]    (xxx) xxx•xxxx (office)    (xxx) xxx•xxxx (home)

 

 

 

If there is anything else that you would like to include, feel free to do so as long as this information is not frivolous. Create an appropriate title for your new section and use your best judgment when deciding where your new section should be placed. You want to keep objective at the beginning and references at the end. Keep single spacing or 1.15 spacing, do not use 1.5 or double spacing. Keep your formatting (font size, bold/italic/underlines, and spacing) consistent throughout, do not use multiple fonts. Try to keep your resume down to one page.

Goodluck!