Your resume is your promotional tool. Therefore, make sure that it stands out, and shows skills and accomplishments that are very relevant and transferable to the situation of a prospective employer. Remember to highlight and put emphases on the following:
- Skills, knowledge, talents.
- Leadership and teamwork background on or off-campus.
- Problem-solving experience and communication skills.
- Computer, writing, language, statistical and quantitative skills, etc.
Quick Tips: Use white or off-white, 8 1/2x11 paper. Use action verbs. Focus on skills, abilities and achievements. Proof read for typo and grammatical errors. Your resume should be error free. Use a style which amplifies your strengths. Make it neatly balanced. Be positive and avoid negatives. Generally, these sections should include: Identification; Career Objective; Education, Work Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Research Project, Personal Strengths, References.