Heading – Name, address, phone, e-mail address
Objective Statement – (this is optional) – If you choose to use an objective statement, make sure that it is specific to the job that you are applying for. A generic statement is nothing but wasted space on the page.
Education – list only the schools where a degree was earned.
- Dates of attendance
- School Name
- City and State
- Diploma Earned
- GPA (if that is something that you want to emphasize)
- Specific Courses (if related to job sought)
- Extra-curricular activities (especially those that show special skills and leadership qualities)
- Any scholastic honors, scholarships, etc.
Experience – list as many jobs that can fit on one page.
- Put work history in chronological order
- List part-time, summer and any volunteer jobs as well as full-time work
- Military information may be placed here or in a separate section
If you are a teacher or applying for a teaching position, always put your education first after the objective.
If you have a lot of work experience and are changing jobs, then you can put your work experience before education.
Skills and Activities – Leadership, Teamwork, Communication, Computer Languages and Program Proficiencies
Personal Data – Awards, Honors, Achievements, Extra-curricular Activities, Professional Organizations, Certifications, Publications
References – Available Upon Request – On a separate page, have a list of three references. Give name, title, address, phone and e-mail address of people who have direct knowledge of your work ability and ethic.