Contact information should be placed on top of your resume. It should be easy and quick to read.
Sample Contact Information
Elizabeth (Lisa) Smith
1443 Minnesota Lane
City, Minnesota 55555
651.123.4567 (home) * 612.123.4567 (cell)
An objective statement clearly states the purpose of your resume. Not every resume has this. Use it to let an employer know your specific job or career goal. Tailor your objective to the type of job to which you’re applying. If you decide not to include it in your resume, be sure to state an objective in your cover letter.
You can present your work experience in a variety of ways The most straightforward way is the chronological format.
Administrative Assistant (January 2009-Present)
ABC Financial Services, Minneapolis, MN
•Supported three department managers with word processing, scheduling, and filing.
•Generated reports to summarize monthly activities.
List your educational accomplishments, starting with your most recent or highest degree. Include the name and location of the institution attended, your degree, and field of study/major.
Include relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. This may include memberships to organizations, volunteer work, military experiences, computer skills, awards, and hobbies. Avoid mentioning religious, political, or controversial affiliations unless they directly relate to the job you want.
Don’t include references on your resume. Employers assume that you can provide them with these.