LiveCareer.com: How to Write a Great Student Resume

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1. Resume Basics

1.1. Grammar & Vocabulary

1.1.1. Never use "I"

1.1.2. Keep sentences short

1.1.3. Use the proper tense

1.1.4. Don't be repetitive

1.1.5. Always spell check

1.2. Format

1.2.1. Make your resume scannable

1.2.2. Use bullet points

1.2.3. Keep it to one page

1.2.4. Provide contact info

2. Secrets For Students

2.1. Summary Statement

2.1.1. Start with a bang

2.1.2. Focus on your schoolwork/work experience

2.1.3. Keep it short

2.1.4. Save it for last

2.2. Skills

2.2.1. Stick to the job description

2.2.2. Emphasize soft, technical, and job-specific skills

2.2.3. Put them in two symmetrical columns

2.3. Education

2.3.1. Highlight/Hide your GPA

2.3.2. Incorporate Relavant coursework

2.3.3. Emphasize your achievements

2.3.4. Include your senior project

2.4. Work Experience

2.4.1. Action verbs

2.4.2. Focus on Results

2.5. Certifications, Affiliations & Scholarly Societies

2.5.1. Volunteering

2.5.2. Fraternities & Sororities

2.5.3. Certifications

2.5.4. School Clubs

2.5.5. Keep it professional

2.6. Extra Credit!

2.6.1. Personalize everything

2.6.2. Exclude personal info

2.6.3. Never Lie