First Year/Sophomore Resume

FIRST YEAR/SOPHOMORE 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

 

OBJECTIVE

Keep your objective brief and simple.  A statement such as “An entry level position in social service,” or “Bank Management Trainee.”  Or you may choose to take the skills approach; “Position that requires knowledge of Visual Basic and C++.”

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

 

EDUCATION

William Paterson University Wayne, NJ

Bachelor of Arts/Science Graduation Month/ Year

Major:

Minor: (if applicable)

Concentration or Certification in:

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

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Dean’s List

Awards

Scholarships

 

RELEVANT COURSES

List 4-6 courses related to your Objective.  (This is optional, depending upon major and quality and/or quantity of other      

categories.  Best to include when applying for internships!)

 

ACTIVITIES

Position Held, Name of Organization Dates (use the word “Present” for current roles)

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

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Name of Organization City, State            

Your Job Title Dates

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

 

RELEVANT WORK

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 objective
  • 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

List computer skills or related programs i.e. Apple Mac.  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)

 

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