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Sections of a Resume

Resumes have defined areas of content. The content below provides overviews as well as two different examples for each section of a resume.





Contact Information

Contact Information

This should be included at the top of your resume. We recommend using the same contact information set up on all your professional documents (resume, cover letter, reference sheet).

 

 

 

Education

As a student, the education sections is the most important and should be located under your contact information. Be sure to include the name of the institution, the degree, GPA (above 3.2), and date of graduation. You may also include bullet points with honors and/or impactful experiences such as awards, study-abroad programs, and relevant co-curricular experiences.

 

 

 

Projects

Projects

As a student, you have participated in various class projects. You can share relevant projects in this section and the role you played in the project.

 

 

 

Experience

Prospective employers want to know your work experience. Include relevant work experience and customize your accomplishment statements to the job description.

  • Position/title, company name, start date-end date
  • Describe your accomplishment and the impact it made in the company/organization
  • Describe your relevant experience by using strong action verbs at the beginning of each accomplishment statement to make them more dynamic
  • Be specific about the accomplishments
  • Quantify statements, if possible
  • Avoid using personal pronouns (I, my, me) or articles (a, an, the, to)

Use the following "APR" formula to structure your accomplishment statements:

Action Verb + Project + Result = Accomplishment

Think of a project you completed or problem you solved during a job or volunteer experience. Choose an action verb that describes your approach. Then describe the results you achieved, quantifying results when possible.

 


 

Activities

Students with extra-curricular experiences have the most opportunities to learn new skills.

  • Off and on-campus organizations
  • Community and volunteer work
  • Leadership roles
  • LDS Mission

 

 

 

Articulating LDS Mission on a Resume

 

 

 

 

Skills

List relevant skills to the position (technical skills, certifications, languages)

 

 

 

Interests