Graduate/Alumni Resume

GRADUATE/ALUMNI RESUME

Compliments of the Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center, William Paterson University, www.wpunj.edu/career-advisement.

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NAME

Street Address

City, State Zip Code

Phone Number

Email Address

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

List a minimum of 5 key skills in sentence form highlighting your qualifications relevant to the opportunity you’re applying for.  (i.e. - “Managed and operated team of 10 while creating and implementing policies and procedures”)

Note: Avoid using pronouns such as “I” this should be avoided throughout resume.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS CERTIFICATIONS LICENSURES

Dean’s List CompTIA A+ Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), 2008

Awards CompTIA Project+ Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 2005

Scholarships JAVA

 

EDUCATION

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Bachelor of Arts/Science, Major, Graduation Month/ Year

Minor: (if applicable)

Concentration or Certification in:

(Overall or Major) GPA: (only if 3.0 or better)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Name of Organization, City, State              

Your Job Title, Dates (Use the word “Present” for current roles)

  • List the most important item first and emphasize those that correlate directly to career objective (including internships)
  • Use a variety of action words (i.e. – assisted, managed referred to “Action Verbs in Packet”)
  • Highlight promotions, achievements, compliments, things learned
  • Do not list routine duties and responsibilities; Show results and significant contributions

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Name of Organization, City, State

Your Job Title, Dates

  • This is also a good place to list any transferable skills, especially if they are relevant to your qualifications
  • Include your most significant work experiences
  • You need not include every job you’ve had, but be careful not to leave gaps in your work record

 

COMPUTER COMPENTANCY

Microsoft Programs: Word, Excel, Power Point including or any database you have worked with.  You may prefer to put this section after “EDUCATION”; either location is fine.  You may also include your level of proficiency (Working knowledge

of…; Proficient at…; Basic understanding of…)

 

LANGUAGES

(List languages spoken/written; if another language is spoken and written this serves as a great marketing tool)

 

ACTIVITIES

Position Held, Name of Organization, Dates

  • Focus on college or community-related groups.
  • List volunteer experiences, activities, sports, clubs, and professional associations.
  • Include leadership ability and quality of experience.

 

 

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