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NAME

College Address
Phone Number
E-mail Address

 

Home Address
Phone Number
CAREER
OBJECTIVE
Keep your objective brief and simple, for example: "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++".

EDUCATION (List your college education, most recent first.)
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Bachelor of Arts/Science, Month Year (that you will graduate)
Major:
Minor: (if applicable)
Concentration or Certification in:
(Overall or Major) GPA: (only if 3.0 or better)
(Place "ACTIVITIES" and "HONORS" under this section rather than in a separate section if they are few)

ACHIEVEMENTS/
HONORS
Dean's list
Awards
Scholarships
Earned ___% of college expenses through full- or part-time employment.

 

RELEVANT
COURSES

List up to four courses related to your Career Objective. (This is optional, depending upon major and quality and/or quantity of other categories. Best to include when applying for internships!)

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Experience related to your Career Objective, most recent first.
You may want to list internships.

Name of Organization City, State
YOUR TITLE Dates
Use the word "Present" as the ending date of positions now held. Describe your work responsibilities, using "action words" (see list) e.g., Assisted...; Taught...; Coordinated...; Trained.... Highlight promotions, achievements, compliments, things learned. Do not list routine duties and responsibilities. Show results and significant contributions. List the most important item first and emphasize those that correlate directly to career objective.

OTHER WORK

(List and describe jobs not related to your major, most recent one first. This is also a good place to list any transferrable skills, especially if they are relevant to your Career Objective. Include your most significant work experiences. You need not include every job you've had. Be careful not to leave gaps in your work record.)

Name of Organization City, State
YOUR TITLE Dates
Describe your work responsibilities using "action words."

SKILLS List skills such as computers, foreign languages, or special skills. 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...)

ACTIVITIES Focus on college or community-related groups, volunteer experiences, activities, sports, clubs (offices held), professional associations, leadership ability and quality of experience.

INTERESTS Hobbies, licenses (This section is optional.)

REFERENCES Available upon request (This section is optional.)