Tips on Building Your Resume

Most students either have secured a summer job or in the process of doing so. A good resume is necessary to help you do this. I will be going over a basic resume and some tips on improving yours. Please update your resume. Do not hand in a resume that does not include your current school or employment.

Contact Information: You must give your contact information. Include both phone number and email. Avoid weird email addresses. Keep it professional.

Example:

Mickey M. Mouse

123 Easy Street

Windsor, Ontario

N9A 3L9

(519) 123-4456

Overview of skills or summary of skills: Include a summary of your education; What have you studied? what have you learned? also, include a summary of what you have learned or accomplished in your work experience.

Example:

OVERVIEW OF SKILLS

  • Managed a team of 5 employees
  • Responsible for hiring emplyees
  • Made bank deposits
  • Teaching and mentoring experience
  • Utilized accounting software
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Publisher, Power point, Excel

Summary of personal Skills or personal qualities: Include characteristics about yourself that make you an excellent candidate.

Example:

PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Punctual
  • Quick learner
  • Can work well independently or with a team
  • Able to multitask

Education: Include your educational experience – MOST RECENT to least recent. Note that since you are still a student, you should emphasize your current graduation date.

Example:

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

September 2007-        University of Windsor

present                               Bachelor of Science: Computer science

Spring 2011                Expected graduation date

September 2003 –       St Clair College: Computer Networking

June 2007                    achieved graduation diploma

September 2003 –       Holy Names High School

June 2007                      achieved High school Diploma

Employment experience: Put your work experience most recent to least recent. If you were a student in Ontario for high school, you have 40 hours community service. Create a special section for this – Volunteer Experience

Example:

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Summer 2007             City of Windsor

Parks and Recreation Supervisor

Duties [choose one or more categories: duties, skills accomplishments]:  Teaching games and crafts to 8 – 20 inner city elementary school children

Manager of two supervisor assistants

training of employees

Summer 2006             St ClairCollege

Summer Day Camp for Kids Employee

Duties: Teaching games and crafts to  15 elementary school children

organized lesson plans

VOLUNTEER WORK

September 2004 –       St. Christopher’s School

June 2007                    Leader of the computer club

  • Authored class material
  • Taught computer classes to children

Awards: List any awards you have won – most recent to least recent. If you have none – leave it out.

AWARDS       [name all awards academic or sports]

2007                            John J. Smith Scholarship

Holy NamesHigh School

2006                            Knight of Excellence Award

Holy Name sHigh School

2006                            Perfect Attendance Award

HolyNamesHigh School

Languages: If you are fluent in more than just English – certainly mention this in your resume.

LANGUAGES:           Written and spoken [ If it is just English don’t put it]

English and French

Certificates: If you have any special certificates – certainly list them. Put the name and date of them.

CERTIFICATES”       Bronze Medal swimming 2006

Lifeguard

CPR                                                2012

Red Cross first aid                    2012

Include 3 References. Use Professors or former employers. You must ask their permission before using them. Only use those who will give you a good reference.

REFERENCES

Dr. Martin Short

Department of Computer Science

University of Windsor                       253-3000

Ms. Virginia Long

Dean of Academics

St. Clair College                     966-1656         Ext. 1234

Ms. Mabel Rightstuff

City of Windsor

Parks and Recreation             123-2504

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