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Resume Categories

Resume Categories

Resume Categories

Applying for a Job, Internship or Graduate School? It’s Important to Include the Right Categories on Your Resume. Do You Know How Many to List? Let's Find Out.Consider Including a Category Such As “creative”, “programming”, “technology”, “natural Science”, or “art” on Your Resume.

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It’s helpful to keep a list of references on a separate page from your resume that you can provide when requested to an employer. On this page, you can include the same heading with your personal information, along with three to five professional references, such as previous managers, professors or peers. Before you include someone as a reference, it is helpful and polite to ask for their permission so they know they might receive a call or email regarding their relationship with you. Include the name, title, address, phone number and email address of each reference.

As you can see, there’s a long list of potential sections you might come across when looking at various resume templates or reviewing resumes for other people. But if you think critically about your experience and which of these sections will truly show your candidacy in the best light, I think there’s a good chance you’ll center on 3-4 and rule the rest of them out. Generally speaking, I’m in favor of as few sections as possible. I read so many resumes which try too hard and over-summarize their information, that I’m a fan of the classically written resume, which includes the summary, work experience, and education. I’ll include a technical skills section where appropriate, and almost every other resume section requires our client to do a little convincing to get me on board. This ensures a new section only makes it into our resume after a solid discussion and strategy session, resulting in the best possible final product. I hope this will help each of you think critically about what belongs on your resume and which sections can help you best frame your candidacy for employment. (Source: executivedrafts.com)

 

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