The typical resume has several components. Which ones you use depends on what you are marketing and who is going to read it.
You must include name, address, home or cell number and email address. Do not use a work phone number and keep all of your contact information appropriate.
Provide basic information about what type of position you are seeking. Be clear and concise.
Highlight of Qualifications
Provide a quick reference, either bulleted or paragraph form, of your most relevant information, such as achievements, experience, or skills.
List the name of the organization, city, state, full title of degree or training received and date obtained. If currently enrolled, it is appropriate to include “expected graduation date” or “date of enrollment - present.” Additional honors or coursework may be included in this section. GPA is optional.
Licenses or Certification
This is important if it is a required component of your field. List full name of the certification or license and date obtained. If in process it is appropriate to list them and indicate that they are “pending” or “expected” and when you anticipate receiving the approval.
Describe your employment, internships, practicums, field experiences, and volunteer jobs in this section. Use reverse chronological order. Include start and end dates (month and year), name of organization, location (city, state), position title, description of duties, accomplishments, and skills developed. Include action words and quantify information when possible.
Focus on tangible skills. Common skills include computer/technical skills or language skills.
Volunteer Work, Extracurricular Activities, or Professional Memberships
List career-related activities or activities where you developed transferable skills. Focus on activities that you were most involved in or where you held leadership positions.
Honors or Awards
Avoid listing every award received. Focus on significant and relevant honors. If the name of the award does not explain its significance, include a brief explanation of the award.
Create a separate sheet, with your contact information, for references. Only give them when requested. “References available upon request” is not necessary. List the name, contact information, and connection to each reference. Include only professional references. Always ask your references for permission to include them.