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  1. The One-Page Professional Resume

  2. The One-Page Professional Resume • Highlight your name in some manner, such as by use of color, capitalization, and/or larger type size. • Make headings uniform in presentation. • An Objective statement is included, or not, depending on your discipline. • Put Experience before Education if you can list some work relevant to your career choice. • Limit the number of items listed under Personal. JOHN Q. PUBLIC 123 Any. St. Cookeville, TN 38505 931-555-1212 Jqpublic21@tntech.edu [Objective:] Experience: Education: Honors/Awards: Personal: References available on request.

  3. The Experience Section of a Resume • List dates of employment in reverse chronological order. • Provide name(s) of companies/agencies where employed. • Provide job titles and short descriptions of work performed. • Place this section before Education if you have experience relevant to your career choice. • Experience: • May 2007-Aug 2007; Smith’s Biological Systems; field assistant (full-time)—assisted technical personnel with surveys of flora and fauna. • Aug 2006-May 2007; Tennessee Tech Univ. Library; student worker (part-time)—worked at circulation desk, checking out books to library patrons. • May 2006-Aug 2006; Cracker Barrel; cashier (full-time)—processed customers paying for meals.

  4. The Education Section of a Resume • Specify dates of matriculation. • List institutions of higher learning by name in reverse chronological order. • Do not list high school(s). • Include expected graduation date for B.A./B.S., if not in hand. • Include your major and your QPA if 3.0 or higher; if your QPA is below 3.0, list your QPA in your major if it is 3.0 or higher. • List computer skills; language competencies; certificates. Education: Aug 2006-present; Tennessee Tech University; Biology; QPA 3.52; graduation expected May 2009. Aug 2004-May 2006 Volunteer State Comm. College; Biology; QPA 3.40. A.A. May 2006. Computer Programs: ArcGIS 9.2; Excel; FrontPage. Language competency: Spanish through intermediate courses. Certificate: CPR Training.

  5. The Honors and Awards Section of a Resume • List most recent honor and/or award first. • OR • List honors and awards most relevant to career choice first. • Honors and Awards: • Dean’s List, Spring 2007, Tennessee Tech Univ. • Pennebaker Biology Scholarship, Biology Dept., TTU, Fall 2006-Spring 2007. • Freshman Scholarship, Volunteer State Com. College, Fall 2005-Spring 2006.

  6. Personal Section of a Resume • List 3-4 key interests, hobbies, avocations. Personal: Enjoy hiking, skiing, and water skiing. Am a Civil War buff.

  7. References • Always include at least a statement that “References are available on request” at the end of the resume. • If you include the names (and addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) of your references, always be sure to have asked permission to list these. • When you ask permission, ask in the form, “Can you provide me with a GOOD reference?” References available on request. OR References: James B. Smith 123 Any St. Cookeville, TN 38501 931-555-1212 jbsmith@goodluck.com Ezra L. Jones 456 Any Ave. Two Egg, Florida 32462 813-555-1111 ezzie@twoeggers.net