Resume Templates: Free Resume Examples
RESUME CONTENT/FORMAT EXAMPLE
If both addresses are the same, use only one (centered under your
name). Do not use abbreviations.
Please include your campus e-mail address
OBJECTIVE Indicate your interest in obtaining a cooperative
education position in the Mechanical Engineering or Industrial
Engineering field. Explain that you have classroom theory and
related skills, which can be applied to a practical experience.
NOTE: Feedback from employers varies--some prefer an objective, some
do not. Keep it simple and to the point!
EDUCATION List the degree you are currently pursuing first and
continue in reverse chronological order. Identify the university
name, city, state, title of the degree, major, minor, and the
expected date of graduation. Grade point average may be listed if
over 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
HONORS & AWARDS Include any honors or awards that you have
received. These may include dean’s list, honors program,
organization recognition, scholarships, etc.
COMPUTER SKILLS List the computer software that you know in
bulleted format. Do not include phrases such as “familiar with” or
“understanding of” as these may imply weaknesses. Please use
“Microsoft Office Suite” rather than listing Word, Access and Excel
EXPERIENCE Start with your current or most recent employment and
record data in reverse chronological order. Identify employer,
city, state, period of employment, job title, and duties. Please
bullet your duties versus listing them in paragraph form. Include
volunteer work and summer jobs of significant duration and
importance--it all counts! Volunteer work could be listed under a
separate section as well.
NOTE: If you have work experience that is directly related to your
major, you may want to include a section called “RELATED EXPERIENCE”
which would appear prior to the “EXPERIENCE” section.
COLLEGIATE List the organizations and clubs that you are (or have
been) a member of. Also
ACTIVITIES include the dates of your membership. If you are an
officer within the organization(s), indicate the office.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES List any community activities you have been a
part of. Examples include volunteer activities, etc.
SPECIAL SKILLS Special skills, hobbies, travel, ability to speak
other languages, etc. (It is helpful to
INTERESTS list interests that demonstrate transferable skills needed
for employment opportunities.)
REFERENCES List “Available upon request.” Create a separate sheet
of paper, which lists the name, title, company name, complete
address, and phone number of three references, which can be
distributed to employers when requested. It is suggested that these
BE professional references.
NOTE: Contact your reference prior to including them on your list
to ask permission to use them as a reference.