On this page:
Full name, address, phone number, and email address.
The objective is an optional section that describes your motive for applying for a position. The objective should be specific and focus on your skills. The objective provides an opportunity for you to tailor your resume to the position you are applying for.
An example of a bad objective:
"A job in the field of public health where I can gain experience."
An example of a good objective:
"To obtain a health educator position at Public Health Seattle and King County that will allow me to utilize my communication and outreach skills."
This section lists skills, experience, and abilities relevant for the position you are seeking. This section allows the reader to see upfront that you have the skills they are looking for in a candidate.
Your education section should list your academic background in reverse chronological order. You should include the name of your college, city, state, the degree you received or expect to receive, and date of the degree. Be sure to include any certifications, honors, dissertation/thesis research, and study abroad experiences.
MPH, Maternal and Child Health expected June 2009
University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA
BA, Sociology May 2002
Stanford University, Stanford CA
This section lists your experience in reverse chronological order with emphasis on key skills you possess. List your job title, place of employment, city, state, and dates. Avoid phrases like “responsibilities include.” Use Action Verbs to describe your duties in a bulleted list.
This section can contain positions that are not related to the job you are pursuing. You can provide less detail about these positions.
This section can include skills that supplement your experience. Include computer skills, language skills, communication skills, or other relevant skills.
List references on a separate page with your name and contact information at the top. Always ask for permission from your recommenders before using their name and information. It’s a good idea to give your recommenders some detail about the job you are applying for; they will be better prepared to give you a good reference.
Email is commonplace in today’s job market, and many job seekers send resumes, CVs, cover letters, and follow-up letters through email. However, sending documents via email may have pitfalls that you should consider before sending your information to an employer: