Graduate/Alumni Resume


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Street Address

City, State Zip Code

Phone Number

Email Address



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.



Dean’s List CompTIA A+ Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), 2008

Awards CompTIA Project+ Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 2005

Scholarships JAVA



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)



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



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



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…)



(List languages spoken/written; if another language is spoken and written this serves as a great marketing tool)



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.



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