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Resume-Really need some help.

Resume-Really need some help.
« on: August 25, 2005, 06:15:42 PM »
For schools that ask for a resume witht he application, what things should i list on it? I'm going straight from undergrad so I have no work experiece except for a few part time jobss. How far back should I go academically, High School? Or should I stick with just college?? I really dont know what to put in this resume...

Re: Resume-Really need some help.
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 06:30:14 PM »
-hs: name, location, and only significant awards (beyond this, no one really cares)
-undergrad: name, location, awards, extracurrics, gpa (not a must), degree info
-work experience (any regardless of ft/pt/summer) where and what you did and for how long you did it
-skills (if any)

keep it to one page, pay attention to spacing (and spelling/grammar errors of course)

if you don't have much else to add, don't try to add info that will only make the reader respond with a "so? who cares?"

stay away from resume fluff!

and make sure that the information is easily readable and accessible.

hope that helps.

Re: Resume-Really need some help.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005, 06:34:18 PM »
check out Anna Ivey's book. lots of info on ls resumes. you can buy it at Border's etc. It is really, really, really worth the $10 or so for the advice