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Guide to Writing Resumes
A resume is a marketing tool and an extension of your professional brand. An effective resume
showcases your experience, achievements and strengths, relating them to a specific position by using
key words and highlighting relevant experiences.
Remember, there is not one “correct” resume for you to use - the best resume is the one that clearly
and effectively communicates your skills, abilities, and future potential. The primary purpose of a
resume is to obtain an interview. Review the included information to examine samples of the sections
that a resume can include:
Include your name, full address, phone number, email, and a portfolio link if you have a online
portfolio of career related work or projects
Address | City, State Zip | 123.456.7891
Although objective and profile statements are not required components of a resume,
each can be used to enhance your resume.
Objectives can help recruiters at large organizations with many open positions, as they provide specific
information at the top of each candidate’s resume indicating the position to which the candidate is
applying. If an organization has many open positions, this statement can help recruiters stay organized
and quickly identify the candidate’s position of interest. An objective should either begin with the
word/s “seeking” or “to obtain” and reference the position and company to which you are applying.
: Seeking a multimedia internship at Comcast SportsNet.
A profile will provide the prospective employer with more background on your candidacy. This
statement usually ends with an objective. In a profile, you will want to continue to be specific by
quantifying and qualifying your experience.
: University of Delaware communications student with 2 years of student leadership experience
in PRSSA. Experienced in drafting press releases and planning events for a large Philadelphia-based,
multi-concept restaurant group. Seeking a Public Relations Assistant position at QVC.
This section should consist of your full degree name, followed by your anticipated graduation date. Your
high school should no longer be included on your resume after freshman year.
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Bachelor of Arts in Major, May 2016
GPA: Include if above a 3.0; Dean’s List: Fall 2012-Spring 2013