Interactive Resume

Contact Information


Make sure your name is the most prominent piece of information on the document and that your e-mail address is professional. Consider using a non-SJU e-mail, since it will expire after graduation. 

Contact Information


Add your LinkedIn public profile link.

Education


High school information should no longer be included. Spell out “Saint”; list your degree (“Bachelor” not “Bachelors”); Unsure of your degree? Check DegreeWorks. Include your graduation date vs. dates attended; highlight study abroad experiences. List GPA if above a 3.0.

Headings


Include organization name, location (city, state), your title, and dates. Use months and years for dates as opposed to semesters and make sure each section is in reverse chronological order by end date (work backwards with current positions at the top of each section). Be consistent with all spacing and formatting.

Skills


When describing your experiences, highlight your transferable skills vs. limiting content to the daily tasks you completed.

Headings


Section headings should reflect the information in that section; tailor your sections to relate to the employer.

Achievement Statements


Quantify your responsibilities and accomplishments when possible.

Achievement Statements


Follow this formula: strong action verb + task + result. Use present tense verbs for current experiences and past tense verbs for past experiences.

Skills


A skills section is optional and should not include soft skills or personal traits/characteristics. This section should include technology or language skills qualified by your level of experience/knowledge.