Tuesday, December 30, 2008



Resume Guidelines

Personal Information (Include):

1. A photo
2. Marital status
3. Date of Birth
4. Nationality


1. State if you have studied abroad
2. New graduates: Explain majors during upper secondary school/high school; provide graduation date
3. Keep education brief if you have several years of professional experience
4. Include work experience during college or university years in this section, not professional experience

Professional Experience:

1. Experience held before 1989 should be listed, but NOT described
2. Use bulleted format for job duties

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills (Levels of Expertise)
2. Computer Skills
3. Whether you possess a driver’s license

Military Experience: Indicate if you have successfully completed this requirement

Format: Always begin with education, then work experience in a reverse-chronological format

Length: No longer than two pages

Cover Letter Guidelines

1. What job is being applied for, and how you found out about it (newspaper ad, etc.)
2. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company
3. State if you are currently unemployed

Length: No more than one page

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