Resume Worksheet

Use this worksheet to think about and collect your resume components. After submission, you can make an appointment with our staff to discuss and revise your resume. A copy of your notes will be emailed to you as well.

Personal Information

Use the following space to fill in your personal information that will tell employers how to reach you. Make sure that your email address and your voicemail are professional. The best email addresses would be your name, or some version, and/or numbers. Do not put one on your resume that indicates a hobby or pastime. If you are a student living on-campus, considering including your current address as well as your permanent address.

Personal Information
Name
Permanent Address
Email
Phone 
Current Address (Only if different than you permanent address)

Education

List your education, beginning with the most recent. If you are currently a student, write down when you expect to graduate. You do not need to state when you began your education, just when you completed (or expect to complete) your degree. Do not list your high school information. Your high school experiences were utilized to get you into college, your college information will be utilized to find professional work while attending and upon graduation.

Education
Name of School
City and State
(Expected) Graduation Date (month, year)
GPA (only include if 3.0 or above. If not, be prepared to explain.
Degree
Major/Concentrations
Awards, Dean's List
Course Projects
Related Coursework
Service-Learning
Study Abroad

Experience

Gather the following data to list on your resume. Experience can include internships, summer jobs, temporary or contract positions, and non-paid work (but not the chores you do at home!). Add more experience as necessary.

Most Recent Work Experience
Name of Company
Position
Date of Employment (month/year)
Job Duties

What was the result of your work?

(Did you receive any awards, improve a system, get a promotion, or get recognized for your efforts? List of anything that would demonstrate that you made a difference or improved your workplace.)

 

Next Most Recent Work Experience
Most Recent Work Experience
Name of Company
Position
Date of Employment (month/year)
Job Duties

What was the result of your work?

(Did you receive any awards, improve a system, get a promotion, or get recognized for your efforts? List of anything that would demonstrate that you made a difference or improved your workplace.)

Skills, Communication Service and Awards

Skills

If your skills are very important to the employer, put this section after your education. These should be learned skills, not personal skills such as "excellent people skills." Skills might be software programs, project management certificates, or medical licenses. An example might be: Microsoft Office Suite, or Adobe Flash, or AutoCAD. 

Skills
List all the skills that you have acquired through your education and work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Service

Make sure you include any leadership roles you may have had and the impact that your service had on the organization or community. 

Community Service
List any community service organizations or projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Recognition: Award or Scholarship

List all of the rewards or scholarships that you have received, and when you received it. This section should only be added if you have more than one to list.

Recognition: Awards or Scholarship
Name of Recognition
Who gave this to you?
Date of Award
Explanation
Do you have a second award or scholarship to add?


Branding yourself: Part 1

In this tough job market, you need to make yourself stand out in the crowd. How do you do this? By creating your personal brand - which is all about who you are and what you want to be known for. It is evident on your resume, and can be explained to anyone in less than 2 minutes.

The first step in developing your personal brand is to take account of your skills, talents, knowledge, and attributes.

Look at the following list and check the ones that apply to you

  • Relate well with customers and co-workers
  • Listen to others’ opinions and concerns
  • Respond to concerns
  • Resolve disputes or conflicts
  • Assist others Work as a team player
  • Motivate individuals and/or groups
  • Show interest in others
Skills
What are your top 3 transferable skills?
  1.  
  2.  
  3.  
How have you utilized these skills?

What are the characteristics that make you unique? Look at the following list and check the ones that apply to you

  • Strong work ethic
  • Determined
  • Positive
  • Precise
  • Methodical
  • Creative Innovative
  • Motivated by completing projects/tasks
  • Resourceful
  • Takes Initiative
  • Improvement-oriented
  • Analytical
  • Insightful
  • Enthusiastic
  • Empathic
  • Flexible/adaptable
Skills
What are your top 3 characteristics?
  1.  
  2.  
  3.  
How have you utilized these skills?

Top 6 Communication, Leadership and Organizational

Communication

  • Advising
  • Articulating
  • Explaining
  • Instructing
  • Persuading/Selling
  • Presenting
  • Public Speaking
  • Training
  • Translating
  • Writing/editing
  1.  
  2.  

Leadership

  • Decision making
  • Delegating
  • Evaluating
  • Initiating
  • Managing
  • Motivating others
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Supervising
  • Team Building
  1.  
  2.  

Organizational Skills

  • Follow through
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Planning
  • Prioritizing
  • Setting goals
  • Time management
  1.  
  2.  

Branding Yourself: Part 2

What words would others use to describe you?

What are your top five?

  • Accurate
  • Achievement-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Adept
  • Analytical
  • Articulate
  • Assertive
  • Attention to detail
  • Authoritative
  • Calm in chaos
  • Charismatic
  • Competent
  • Consistent
  • Cooperative
  • Creative
  • Decisive
  • Deliberate
  • Diligent
  • Diplomatic
  • Discreet
  • Driving
  • Dynamic
  • Effective
  • Empathetic
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Exceptional
  • Exhaustive
  • Experienced
  • Expert
  • Firm
  • Flexible
  • Others-oriented
  • Independent worker
  • Innovative
  • Intuitive
  • Knowledgeable
  • Loyal
  • Methodical
  • Objective
  • Open-minded
  • Outgoing
  • Outstanding
  • Patient
  • Perceptive
  • Persuasive
  • Persevering
  • Persistent
  • Pioneering
  • Practical
  • Professional
  • Protective
  • Punctual
  • Quick/work quickly
  • Reliable
  • Resourceful
  • Responsible
  • Responsive
  • Self-motivated
  • Self-reliant
  • Strong
  • Supportive
  • Tactful
  • Thorough
  • Versatile

Your Personal Value Proposition- Putting it all together

Now look over your lists, and select the top 5 to 7 characteristics that you would like to offer an employer, then state how you would use this to contribute to their organization.

Skills and Characteristic
Skill or Characteristic How you would use it

Your Promise to an Employer

Now consider your personal value, and with that in mind, how would you answer the following questions?

Employer Promise
Why would an employer hire me over others who have the same qualifications?
How will my unique blend of talent impact a future employer?
What in my past can I use to substantiate my promise to employers?


Other possible headings include:

  • Volunteer Activities
  • Internship(s)
  • Sales Experience
  • Academic Honors
  • Military Service
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Research Work
  • Computer Skills
You should feel free to include other headings and tailor your resume to your individual needs.