Career and Job Search Guide

Features of An Effective Resume

Each resume contains essential sections. The majority of your time should be spent developing these sections. Browse the sections below to learn more. A career objective will help you develop a focused resume. Each statement in your resume should be tied into your objective.

Write a summary statement to show you are the right candidate for a particular job. Your summary statement is intended to highlight your past accomplishments and emphasize your professional qualities.

  • Your contact information makes it possible for a potential employer to contact you to schedule an interview.
  • Your education background emphasizes what you studied in school as well as your academic achievements.
  • Include information about any state required licenses you hold.
  • List any professional certifications you hold.
  • Your work experience lets potential employers know what type of experience you have.
  • Your skills demonstrate your special talents or abilities.