Frequently Asked Questions
Question / Next
What should I include in my resume?
There are no hard and fast rules
for resume preparation other than they must be pleasing
to the eye and error free. The objective is to present
your background and credentials in their most favorable
light. Make your resume work for your! For more information
on writing a resume, contact Jackie Vascura or
Joy Morton in the Career Development Office, x8084.
name, address, telephone and email address if you
Job objective or career goal—specify
the kind of job or field of work you want. This is
one of the most important sections as it identifies
the position you are seeking. Be brief and concise.
major and minor subjects, degree and date received,
grade point if 3.0 or better, scholarships or honors,
percentage of college expenses earned, related courses
when appropriate, senior seminar, etc. High
School: (optional) include distinguished offices
held, activities, honors.
jobs in reverse chronological order, the most recent
first. Include voluntary work, work study, internships,
etc., if they appear relevant to your job objective.
Include: position title, employer, dates of
employment, responsibilities, student teaching experience,
military experience (if applicable).
Honors and activities—(optional)
This section does not have to include every activity
you have ever been involved in. Be selective, stressing
leadership or career related activities.
Background or Miscellaneous
Section—(optional) Include miscellaneous
information such as language ability, special skills,
professional affiliations or certificates, hobbies,
civic organizations, etc.
can be handled with the simple statement, “Available
upon request from the Office of Career Services,
Muskingum University, New Concord, OH 43762, (740) 826-8084,” if
you have established a credential file.