GRADUATE/ALUMNI RESUME Compliments of the Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center, William Paterson University, www.wpunj.edu/career-advisement. (Create your account today at WPJOBCONNECT: www.wpunj.experience.com) 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. The Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center Student Center 301, 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470Phone 973.720.2281/2282 Fax 973.720.2074 Contact us with comments, questions and feedback about the website.