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  • Resume / CV Writing Techniques

    Center for Career Development

    Manhattanville College

    Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 1

    Resume Format ......................................................................................................................... 2

    What To Include On Your Resume .............................................................................................. 3

    Resume Tips ............................................................................................................................... 5

    Action Verbs .............................................................................................................................. 6

    Sample Resumes ....................................................................................................................... 8

    Reverse Chronological Resume .................................................................................. 8

    Functional Resume ..................................................................................................... 9

    Sport Business Management Resume Sample .......................................................... 10

    Curriculum Vitae (Cv) ................................................................................................................ 11

    What To Include On Your Curriculum Vitae .............................................................................. 12

    Sample Curriculum Vitae .......................................................................................................... 14

    Master Of Arts In Writing Sample ............................................................................. 14

    Teaching Cv For Recent Graduate ............................................................................ 16

    Research Cv For Experienced Professional ............................................................... 18

    Artist Cv .................................................................................................................... 21

    Fall 2012

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

    A resume is a document that contains a summary of your education, accomplishments, skills

    and goals. It can be used to obtain an interview for a job or internship or when applying to

    graduate school.

    Your resume is the first impression that an employer will have of you and you may only get 10-

    30 seconds to impress. Think of your resume as your customized marketing tool to get an

    employers attention and land an interview. Your resume should answer the question: Why

    should I hire you? To answer that question, keep the following points in mind:

    An effective resume is tailored to show you are a good match for the job by highlighting

    your relevant skills/qualifications

    Your resume is not simply a chronological listing of your experiences, but a selective

    listing of your accomplishments

    A resume needs to include the necessary information in a visually appealing, easily

    readable format

    You can start by thinking about your past and present skills, education, accomplishments,

    experiences and activities. Consider including relevant work experience, volunteer work,

    professional memberships and professional development. If you are a career changer you may

    not have relevant work experience; however, the skills you used in unrelated work can be

    applicable.

    If you have been out of the workforce for a significant amount of time, skills used in volunteer

    positions at schools, community or various other non-profit organizations can be relevant and

    should be added to your resume.

    Organizing your resume into a clear, interesting format is the next step.

    Helpful tip: Read through job descriptions of your desired internship or job highlight required

    skills and qualifications and try to use those words in your resume.

  • 2

    RESUME FORMAT

    TYPES OF RESUMES

    Chronological resumes list experiences in reverse chronological order within appropriate

    categories, including: education, work experience, community service and skills. It is the most

    common resume format and is appropriate for individuals whose education and/or experience

    match their career objective.

    Functional resumes are used by career changers and individuals who have extensive

    experience, but not in their chosen field or industry. This type of resume focuses on skills,

    functions and/or related activities that match a career objective.

    DESIGN

    Your resume should be organized and easy to scan for relevant information

    Bold and use italics sparingly and consistently to draw attention to important

    information

    Use the same font throughout your resume and choose a font that is easily readable,

    such as: Times New Roman, Calibri, Georgia or Ariel

    Use a larger size font for your name, 14pt. -16pt. and 10pt.-12pt. font for the rest of

    your resume

    Use .5 1.0 inch margins consistently throughout

    Do not use a template or text boxes

    Keep your resume to one page unless you have extensive work experience

    If you are printing your resume use white or ivory resume paper

    ACCOMPLISHMENT STATEMENTS

    When listing job responsibilities, stress accomplishments. To highlight your skills and

    accomplishments, use measurable statements. Begin with an action verb that describes a skill

    followed by the task you performed. If applicable, complete the statement by writing the result

    or purpose of the task. Use the jargon or buzz words of your industry in the statements.

  • 3

    WHAT TO INCLUDE ON YOUR RESUME

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Name, Address (City, State - street address optional), email, phone number, and

    LinkedIn and/or website address (if you have one)

    Ensure your email address and phone voice mail message are professional

    OBJECTIVE (OPTIONAL)

    Useful for individuals who do not have related experience or education

    If you choose to write an objective, keep it succinct and relevant to the position you are

    applying for

    Note: It is not necessary to have both an Objective and a Profile/Summary

    PROFILE/SUMMARY (OPTIONAL)

    A summary of an experienced individuals background and qualifications

    Appropriate if you are making a transition into a different industry where skills are

    transferable, or if you have a lot of experience and want to summarize your key

    qualifications at the top of the page

    EDUCATION

    School, location, degree, date of graduation (If you graduated more than 5 years ago it

    is not necessary to put the graduation year), major, minor, and concentration

    List study abroad experiences

    List a thesis or research project if relevant

    ACADEMIC PROJECTS OR PUBLICATIONS (optional)

    List a related academic project or publication by title, brief description and date

    HONORS AND AWARDS

    Honors, awards, and scholarships you received; limit to 3-6 most recent and or most

    prestigious

    CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE (if applicable)

    List relevant certification(s) and/or licensure(s)

    Certifications and Licensures can replace an objective at the top of the page if it

    describes the position you are seeking

    You can list certification that is pending as pending or the expected date

    EXPERIENCE

    List by reverse chronological order or most recent experience first

    You can divide your experience into multiple sections such as: Relevant Experience,

    Teaching Experience, Leadership Experience, Additional Experience

    List Employer, location, title, dates and accomplishments

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    COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEERISM

    It is not necessary to list accomplishments for each experience unless it is relevant to

    the position you are seeking

    SKILLS

    Include computer skills, foreign language(s), technical skills, lab skills, research skills

    Language skills can be described as: fluent, basic, conversational, proficient in, or bi-

    lingual

    Language and Computer Skills can be differentiated within the skills category or as

    separate categories

    PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    List memberships in professional organizations relevant to your current position or

    career objective

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    List conferences or workshops you attended that are relevant to your career objective

    Please note: The categories are not listed in the exact order that should be used for every resume.

    The order may change by individual and specific use.

  • 5

    RESUME TIPS

    Use perfect grammar, spelling and punctuation.

    Use present tense for current activities and past tense for previous activities.

    Do not use personal pronouns, e.g. I, Me.

    Do not use articles, e.g., a, the.

    Do not repeat accomplishment statements.

    Customize your resume for the employer/position for best results.

    Read through the entire job description of your desired internship or job.

    Highlight the required skills/qualifications that are listed and try to use the same words in

    your resume.

    Use the jargon and buzzwords of your industry.

    Quantify where appropriate in terms of sales, profits, number of people, and size of

    budget.

    Use indentation, bolding and capitals for emphasi