Resume Tips

Tips for Building Your Resume

Format (2 pages maximum)
Easy to read

“Sells” you

Consistency in format and details

Good use of negative space

Limited amount of “text” (no big blocks)

Headings
Education
Employment/Work experience (implies paid)
Related experience
Honors/Awards
Professional involvement/affiliation/memberships
References
(Other possibilities – employment objective, summary of skills, related presentations, interests, etc.)

Content – Your resume is a formal document
Clear and concise (no abbreviations and jargon)

Accurate

Descriptions focused to Student Affairs – transferable skills from hall council/Residence Hall Association experiences

Taken from “Step Up To The Plate…Going into Residence Life/Student Affairs,”
GLACURH Conference 1997 presentation packet by James C. Smith.