Resumes often serve as your initial contact with employers and are the most critical item in determining whether or not you will obtain an interview. It is a brief “advertisement” of your skills, knowledge, and relevant experience. If you are seeking positions across industries, you may need to have several versions of your resume specific to each type of job you are seeking. Ideally your resume should emphasize your strong points while expressing your uniqueness and individuality. Therefore, you should present yourself clearly, succinctly, and confidently. Use the suggestions here to develop your resume and consult the samples provided to gather ideas Do not copy these examples verbatim!
Objective To obtain a challenging position with a growing company where I can utilize my skills and knowledge Education Pennsylvania State University, Class of 2015 Major: HDFS, GPA 3.2 Minor: Psych **Must support self by working to pay for school
Courses: HDFS 239, HDFS 315, PSYCH 212, PSYCH 281
Experience XYZ Agency, Inc., Sept. 11 - current As a Life Skills Volunteer, I provide direct service for delinquent youth. I am responsible for providing physical care, ensuring safety, and monitoring daily activities. I work with the Life Skills Coordinator to carryout treatment plans.
Human Resources Job Shadow, Pittsburgh, PA, 12/2011 & 3/2012 • Over semester and spring break, I followed an HR Professional around the office. I sat in on various meetings and learned about Human Resources. Jobs: Findlay Dining Commons, Server Stahl Community Pool, Lifeguard Activities: THON
Anita Job 123 Goingmy Way College Town, PA 54321 (814)123-4567 email@example.com
Typically, employers spend less than 15 seconds reviewing your resume before making the decision to consider you for an interview. OBJECTIVE:
• One or two concise, easy-toread statements focusing on the type of position you are seeking, the skills you want to utilize, and or the tasks in which...