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The Resume

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Facts and Tips about Resumes

Suggested Sections of a Resume:

NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, EMAIL:
Might include both present and permanent addresses. Choose one phone number and be sure to have a professional voicemail message and no "ringback tones". Email addresses should be professional as well.

OBJECTIVE/SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS (optional):
Relate this to the needs of employer. May state job/career/profession you are seeking and/or skills you have that will make you successful for this particular job.

EDUCATION:
Include degree, name of institution, and month and year of graduation. Mention GPA if above a 3.0. Include any honors or awards in addition to relevant courses, if applicable.

COLLEGE ACTIVITES:
List any organizations in which you held an office (optional) and/or participated in special projects.

EXPERIENCE:
May include paid or unpaid jobs, volunteer work, internships, summer jobs. Include responsibilities as well as soft skills and format in a bulleted list underneath your job title, organization name, city, state, and start through end dates.

SPECIAL SKILLS (optional):
May list work-related skills which may or may not be indicated in education or work experience. Examples: language abilities (fluent, write, read, speak), lab skills, mechanical talents, computer skills, leadership/organization skills.

Other optional sections which you may want to use are: COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY EXPERIENCE, PUBLICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, LEADERSHIP, CLINICAL ROTATIONS.

References are always included on a separate page and should never be mentioned on a resume. Do not include the statement "references available upon request".

Resume Examples

The examples below are provided to assist with ideas for proper format, relevant information, and word choice. Students are encouraged to not use a template and instead type all information into a blank Word document. Please note that the following resume examples are only meant to demonstrate the type of appropriate information to include.

Example 1 
Example 2