What do I need to include on my resume?

The answer is that it all depends on your industry. The most standard sections for most people are:

  • Contact Information
    • First and last name
    • Professional email address (avoid using an address such as “skaterboy8@yahoo.com”)
    • Phone number
    • Permanent Address
  • Summary (Read more)
    • Who you are
    • What you have been doing
    • What you want to do now
  • Work Experience
    • Name of company
    • Your role
    • Dates of your employment (including months)
    • Achievements at that company (Read more)
  • Education
    • Name of school
    • Degree type (Bachelor, Masters, etc.)
    • Major (Communications, Business, etc.)
    • Only include your GPA if:
      • You are a recent graduate, seeking your first job.
      • It is above 3.0.
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