Q:

What should I include in a resume?

A:

Quick Answer

The sections of a resume should include personal information, an objective, employment history and educational history. Accomplishments relevant to the desired job position are also included. Make personal and professional references available to the potential employer upon his request.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

In the personal information section, include all the ways in which an employer can get a hold of you. This includes a home phone number, a current work number, if applicable, a cell phone number and physical mailing address. This section should also include a primary email address. Following the personal information section, add a clear and thought out objective statement.

In the employment and educational history sections, make sure the job duties and educational accomplishments, relevant to the job position, stand out to potential employers. Any awards received, charity work or accomplishments related to the job position are listed and amplified.

Personal and professional references should be on hand and available upon request from the employers. These references are listed on a separate, clean piece of paper and should include people other than family members that can vouch for you on a professional or personal level. Contact information for each reference is listed, as well as their relationship to you.

Learn more about Applying & Interviewing

Related Questions

Explore