What is a Résumé?
A résumé is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, and experiences that are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying.
Résumé Goals and Format
What Should a Résumé Include?
The objective should be tailored to the specific organization and position. State the organization’s name, a specific job title, and an outline of how the applicant will help the organization.
Example: “Objective: Help ABC Aerospace achieve its mission of designing tomorrow's technology today by joining the Navigation Software Development Team as a programmer.”
State the highest degree you have earned. Provide the following details, level of degree (B.A., M.A., etc.), field (Electrical Engineering), any minors (English), and your GPA.
Break your experience down by company or position. For each entry, include the name and address of the organization, dates of employment, position title, and responsibilities.
Contact InformationInclude all information needed to get in contact with you. Make sure you at least have your current address and telephone number. Including a professional e-mail address is recommended.
Cover Letter TipsThe cover letter is the first thing your potential employer sees, so make it professional, memorable, and practical. State why you are writing, why you will be a good match, and when you will contact your prospective employers.
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