What is a resume?
- Self-marketing tool used to get yourself an interview
- Introduces you to the employer
- Provides employers with a sense of who you are and how your skills & knowledge will benefit them
- Should outline your education, skills, experience, interests, accomplishments, and abilities
What goes on my resume?
Headings can include but are not limited to (not necessarily in this order):
- Personal information
- Work experience
- Skills and accomplishments
- Additional headings (awards, volunteer experience, community involvement)
This would typically include your first and last name, credentials, address, phone number, email address, website (if applicable)
High school information is unnecessary. Indicate your program of study and the school as well as the date started and expected graduation date.
In reverse chronological order (most recent first), include the position title, company, location, and time frame of employment (e.g. January 2014 – February 2015 or January 2014 – Present)
Skills & Accomplishments
Other than what is included in your work experience section. List in functional order and quantify them when possible
*Note: Pick work and school experiences that are most relevant to the position you are applying for.
The Career Development Centre offers students FREE resume and cover letter building workshops and peer-to-peer reviewing. Go to www.kpu.ca/careers/peer2peer for dates and times or book a one-on-one appointment through Advisor Connect.
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