Helpful Resume Tips

Use it to describe the particular position/career that you are interested in. Be specific, but remember to make sure it is applicable. We often see resumes for a particular job with very bold, specific objectives that have nothing to do with the job.



  • Recent graduates without significant work experience should list their educational credentials first.
  • More experienced professionals should list their education after their work experience.
  • Include the name and location of the institution(s) you attended.
  • Include the level you attained (Associates, Bachelors, Masters).
  • Begin with the highest-level degree you received and work backwards.
  • Include your major field of study as well as your minor, if applicable.
  • Include your Grade Point Average if it is 3.0 or higher.
  • Include any academic honors you may have received or any specialized fields of study.


Work Experience:

  • Always list your work history in chronological order beginning with current or most recent position and working backwards.
  • Include the company name, job title, location of the business/position and dates of your employment.
  • Include a brief description of the company (industry, size, etc.).
  • If you have held more than one position at a company, list them as subheadings under the company name with job details on each position. This shows career progression and longevity.
  • List your major job responsibilities, focusing on specific skills used and accomplishments achieved.
  • Include key terms applicable to your function and/or industry, such as programs, software, skills, tools or machinery.
  • List any licenses, specialized training or certifications that you hold relevant to the position(s) for which you are applying, including any while serving in the military.
  • List any publications, inventions or scientific awards received relevant to the position(s) for which you are applying.
  • List any job-related professional associations that you belong to as well as any key roles that you play at those associations. Don’t include any that indicate your race, religious creed, color, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, medical condition or age.
  • Include brief statements to explain any significant gaps between jobs or employers.


We hope this information has been helpful and we wish you much success in your job search!