FIRST YEAR/SOPHOMORE 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 OBJECTIVE Keep your objective brief and simple. A statement such as “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++.” Note: Avoid using pronouns such as “I” this should be avoided throughout resume. EDUCATION William Paterson University Wayne, NJ Bachelor of Arts/Science Graduation Month/ Year Major: Minor: (if applicable) Concentration or Certification in: (Overall or Major) GPA: (only if 3.0 or better) ACHIEVEMENTS Dean’s List Awards Scholarships RELEVANT COURSES List 4-6 courses related to your Objective. (This is optional, depending upon major and quality and/or quantity of other categories. Best to include when applying for internships!) ACTIVITIES Position Held, Name of Organization Dates (use the word “Present” for current roles) Focus on college or community-related groups. List volunteer experiences, activities, sports, clubs, and professional associations. Include leadership ability and quality of experience. RELATED EXPERIENCE Name of Organization City, State Your Job Title Dates List the most important item first and emphasize those that correlate directly to career objective (including internships) Use a variety of action words (refer to “Action Verbs in Packet”) Highlight promotions, achievements, compliments, things learned Do not list routine duties and responsibilities; Show results and significant contributions RELEVANT WORK 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 objective 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 List computer skills or related programs i.e. Apple Mac. 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) 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.