Format & Content
Types of resumes:
• Chronological: Lists employment and experience in a chronological order
• Functional: List skills and experience in groups (emphasizes skills rather than where
you have worked)
• Combination: skills and experience first, then employment history. With this type you
can highlight skills that are relevant to the job you're applying for, as well as provide the
chronological work history that employers prefer.
• Targeted: Align your resume very specifically with the job you are applying for – needs
to be customized to each and every job you apply for.
ο List your name, address, email address and phone number. Can also list your
professional website/online portfolio URL
ο State what your goal is. It is best to tailor these to the position you are applying
ο Overview of your major qualifications, state them simply and concisely. List your
best but not all of your qualifications. Look at the requirements listed in the job
posting, if you have those skills put them here.
ο As you are just finishing college this section should be before your work
experience. If you have substantial work experience related to your field of study
you can put the education section after your work experience.
ο Include degree, college, date completed or date will be complete, GPA if above
3.4, and any special awards, honors or recognition
ο Is not a necessary section but if you have specialized skills in the position that you
are applying for that do not fit anywhere else you can put them here.
• Licenses and Certifications
ο List any licenses or certifications that you may have.
ο Job title, business name, city, dates employed
ο Use bullets for your job responsibilities. It makes your resume easier to read
ο List any professional organizations you belong to
ο You can list community organizations if it relates to the job you are applying for