Tip 10

When writing your resume, use past tense and sentence fragments. This is a good way to show employers what you have done already and allow them to read it quickly. Use strong action words in your resume, and make sure to proofread it.

Tip 11

Put your most important information first on your resume. Typically, this would be your contact information, your objective (if you include one), and your education.

Tip 12

Contact the CRC for assistance with your resume. You can schedule an appointment for help writing your resume or just drop by.

Tips for your resume

Number One Your resume is important because it is basically a summary of you and your accomplishments on paper. The quality of your resume will affect an employer's decision to interview you. If an employer likes what they see on your resume, then they will take the time to meet with you.

Your resume should always be up-to-date, relevant, and concise. You want your resume to be easy to read and fairly simple. The use of bullet points is favorable because it breaks up large blocks of text. No matter how you decide to format your resume, you want to be sure it is consistent. It is important that it looks uniform and that everything is linned up.

Essentials to include:

You want to make sure you have your contact information, your education, and your experience listed on your resume. Your education section should include your major, graduation date, grade point average, and school. You should also include on your resume any internships, volunteering, awards, special skills, and leadership roles. You can also put if you are familiar with any computer programs that would help you in the job. Daniel Barreto, a Career Ambassador at UF's Career Resource Center, said there is a lot of controversy currently over including an objective on your resume. Many say it is an outdated practice. Barreto said, therefore, it is optional to include. But, he says that he still likes to include an objective on his resume.

Things to leave out:

It is a good idea to leave out your personal information, such as your age, sex, religion, marital status, and hobbies. Also, do not include any photos, crazy colors, or intense designs. Barreto said you should not include references on your actual resume because they only take up valuable space. Most of the time, you put them on your actual application, so including them on your resume is not necessary. However, if you want to include them, you can always just put them on a seperate sheet.