Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The Curriculum Vitae serves as a good supplement to your statement and other application materials. Here you can summarize all of your qualifications, honors, education and interests.

 Before preparing your CV/resume, take some time to evaluate your skills and think about those skills you will want to highlight. Then make a rough draft. You can edit later. There is NO one ‘right’ way to construct a CV/resume. No matter how you do it, there is bound to be someone who would suggest a different approach.


In this particular type the most reasonable format to use is Chronological Resume, which presents work experience/education in chronological order by listing most recent events first.


The following are some general guidelines, please tailor them to your needs and create a resume which represents you in the best possible way.


What to Include

Basic Information

  • Your name as you want to be referred to professionally (Jon Baker, Jonathon Edward Baker, Jon E. Baker)
  • Current address and phone number with area code (where you can be reached now!)
  • Your e-mail and web-page if you have one
  • It is not necessary to include other personal information such as Social Security Number or Marital Status



Including an objective in this type of resume is optional. Career objective should answer this question, “What do I want to do?” Some example objectives are: 

  • Acceptance to graduate program in Physics
  • Research position in biochemical laboratory


Educational Background (for each degree conferring institution)

  • Institution
  • City, Country
  • Dates attended or graduation date
  • Degree or certification obtained
  • GPA (if proud of it)
  • Major/minor/emphasis area
  • Relevant coursework
  • Specialized instruction



This part of your resume may include several sections such as work experience, volunteer experience (internships, community service, student teaching), campus leadership and any other area in which you may have significant experience, such as computer knowledge.


Briefly describe for each position

  • Title, dates, organization name, location
  • Responsibilities
  • Use action words and verbs in active form to describe situations and achievements
  • Include scope of responsibilities
  • Concretely outline any outstanding results


Honors/Activities/Leadership/Special Skills

Front load these with those most important or most pertinent to your objective. You may want to use specific headings such as professional organizations, computer skills, and leadership positions. Include any honors, scholarships or recognition awards that you’ve received. If you were actively involved in any clubs, teams or committees while in college, those may be included also. The key to this section is keep it brief. If you feel you need more detail, use the guidelines for Experience and make it a complete section.



List some your interest which show you as an interesting and well-rounded person.



  • is limited to 1-2 pages, unless you have extensive work or educational experiences
  • uses white space consciously and balances words on the page
  • is laser printed on quality paper (20# white)
  • uses consistent visual elements to attract attention and emphasize highlights (bold, italics, underlining, font sizes, bullets)
  • use standard sans serif typefaces such as Helvetica, Futura, Optima, Universe, Times (not 10 pt.), Palatino and New Century Schoolbook, in size 10-14.


Writing quality 

  • is clear and concise (easy to read and understand)
  • is consistent, using similar style throughout
  • uses a variety of action verbs which describe situations and actions
  • is perfect! Absolutely no typos, spelling errors, or grammatical errors
  • uses appropriate tense (usually past, unless currently in activity)
  • avoids passive voice

Sample 1

Name                          :

Age                             :

Date of birth              :

Martial Status:

Languages known:     

Contact Address:

Phone / Mobile           :

Email                          :


Academic Background



Major Subject

Institution Name

Marks Obtained









HSEB / 12th 






Under Graduate






Post Graduate






Any other






Please explain gaps, if any _________________________________________________ 

Work experience: 

(Please enter the details chronologically, including any period you did not work.

For school teaching experience, include subjects taught and classes handled in the Job Responsibilities column.)

Name of Organisation

No of years


Job / Duties

Any other relevant information











A major achievement in your work life preferably in the last 2-3 years. Mention the challenge, your role, the process you followed, roles of other key people if any, the result, and why you consider this an achievement

(use bullet points if possible)

 Strengths and Weaknesses: 

In the table below, mention your strengths and weaknesses, giving examples as required in the space provided:




Actual Example









Actual Example







 Hobbies / interests:


Any other information you would like to provide:

Sample 2

Contact Address:
Martial Status:


Institution Name                            Graduation Date (Ex. May 2013)

Degree type (Ex. Bachelor of Arts) in (major)

Minor: (concentration)

GPA (if above 3.0)

Scholarships, awards, other relevant academic information


Company Name, Company City, ST             Start Date-End Date (Ex. Spring 2012-Present)

Job Title

  • Bullet Points- Provide information on what you did, how you did it, and what the result was. Start each bullet point with an action verb.
  • For shadowing experiences, you can still highlight your learning outcomes, even if it was an observational experience.
  • Each bullet point should represent a new aspect of your position, or accomplishment.
  • Additional accomplishment statements –identify related or transferable skills and results.

Company Name, Company City, ST                                                       Start Date-End Date

Job Title

  • Bullet Point
  • Bullet Point
  • Bullet Point


Company Name, Company City, ST                                                       Start Date-End Date

Job Title

  • For experiences that are not directly related to your target, consider transferable skills and try to highlight those through your bullet points.
  • Each bullet point should represent a new aspect of your position, or accomplishment.


Organization Name, Title                                                                       Start Date-End Date

  • Highlight transferable skills through your volunteer or campus involvement, especially leadership experiences.

Organization Name, Title                                                                       Start Date-End Date

Organization Name, Title                                                                       Start Date-End Date


Describe various skills you may have, including technical (computer) or language skills, and certifications that might be relevant


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