The Different Parts of a Resume
The resume is typically organized into sections arranged from most important to least important. The following is a description of the parts of a resume.
This should include your name, present and permanent addresses, telephone numbers including area codes, and you may want to include an e-mail address. (Make sure that the e-mail address is professional looking and does not include slang or other inappropriate items as part of the e-mail address).
Prepare a brief, clearly defined statement indicating the field or position in which you are interested. Your career objective represents the theme of your resume, with the remaining information supporting your goal. If you are interested in more than one career field or position, you may need to have different resumes for each professional objective.
For each post-secondary degree list most recent first.
Qualification or Skills
You may want to include a section that briefly summarizes any skills or qualifications you have gained from work experience and/or extracurricular activities that relate to your professional objective.
In a consistent manner, list your work experiences in reverse chronological order (most recent first). Experiences may include full-time or part-time employment as well as summer jobs, volunteer work and internships. Follow this guideline:
Give the names and locations of organizations for whom you have worked. List position, title, and dates you were employed.
Honors and Activities
If you do not have space on your resume for references, it is a good idea to state "References are available upon request" at the bottom of your resume. Create a listing of your references with work addresses and phone numbers on a second page. Always make sure that you have permission from individuals before listing them as references.