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To do list 

1. Watch this narrated presentation on Writing Effective Resumes.  (15:17) These are the resume standards you need to achieve on your resume. 

2.  Check your resume against the checklist. Your resume should contain the items on this list, where applicable. (checklist provided in file section)

3. Feel free to utilize the sample resume below in the file section to begin writing your resume.  

4. Watch this narrated presentation on Understanding How to Use VMock to Improve Your Resume. Use this presentation to help improve your VMock score, if needed. (12:34) 

Important notes !

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BUSINESS RESUME CHECKLIST

FORMATTING
• Kept resume to one page in length unless 10+ relevant years of work experience

• Reduced white blank space on resume

• Emphasized major headings using capital letters, underlining, or bold

• Used bullets, bold, italics, underlining, and indenting appropriately

• Proofread resume to make sure it was free of grammatical errors

• Kept spacing and formatting consistent throughout

• Listed dates consistently

• Used appropriate fonts – Times New Roman or Arial

• Used 15 or 16 pt. font for name in heading; 11 or 12 pt. font for the rest of the resume

• Did not include pictures, graphics, logos, borders, or color

• Did not include personal information (age, marital status, children, citizenship, etc.)

• Set margins to approximately 1⁄2 inch or 1 inch on all sides

NAME/ADDRESS
• Complete name is on top line of the resume

• Complete mailing address is listed

• Telephone number with area code is included

• FIU email address is listed. Optional: 2nd professional email address is provided

OBJECTIVE (OPTIONAL)

• Targeted to specific job applying for

• Did not use personal pronouns such as “I, me, my, we, our”

• Highlighted key skills or qualifications related to the job

EDUCATION
• Listed the complete name of the university, along with the city and state

• Wrote the full name of the degree and major

• Included the month and year of graduation or expected graduation

• Did not list range of dates of attendance, but wrote in month and year of graduation date

• Included GPA if 3.0 or higher for undergraduate degree and/or GPA if 3.5 or higher for master’s degree

• Listed the highest degree first

RELEVANT COURSEWORK (OPTIONAL)
• Listed only courses relevant to the job applying for

• Wrote full course names, not course numbers

• Listed Key Projects, if relevant, to highlight transferable skills

EXPERIENCE
• Listed company name, city and state, position title, and range of dates of employment

• Listed employment with most recent first by start date

• Began each bullet point with an action verb

• Focused on accomplishments in bullet points

• Quantified/qualified accomplishments when possible

• Listed all relevant paid work, internships, and relevant volunteer work

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES
• Listed campus and/or community activities

• Highlighted leadership positions and described accomplishments using bullet points

• Listed leadership title, organization, location, and dates of participation

• Did not include high school activities as they are no longer relevant

Name

Street Address Phone

City, State, ZIP Email


EDUCATION

University Name, City, State
Graduation Year

Most recent degree

GPA: (for degree, only list if ≥ 3.0)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Company Name, City, State Month Year – Present

Most Recent Position Title

· Use bullet points to highlight accomplishments you have in your job. Quantify as much as possible e.g. Improved satisfaction by 20% among client partners through listening to their problems and introducing a structured approach to solving them

· You should include at least 6-8 bullets per position, if possible

· Vary the action verbs you use at the beginning of each bullet

· Bullets in the section must be in the present tense (if present is used in duration)

Company Name, City, State Month Year – Month Year

Position Title

· Use bullet points to highlight accomplishments you have in your job. Quantify as much as possible e.g. Improved satisfaction by 20% among client partners through listening to their problems and introducing a structured approach to solving them

· You should include at least 6-8 bullets per position, if possible

· Vary the action verbs you use at the beginning of each bullet

· Bullets in this section are past tense

Company Name, City, State, Month Year – Month Year

Position Title

· Use bullet points to highlight accomplishments you have in your job. Quantify as much as possible e.g. Improved satisfaction by 20% among client partners through listening to their problems and introducing a structured approach to solving them

· You should include at least 6-8 bullets per position, if possible

· Vary the action verbs you use at the beginning of each bullet

· Bullets in this section are past tense


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