It’s never a bad idea to update your resume. Your resume is a brief account of your professional or work experience and qualifications, and is often submitted with an employment application. Professionals will look at it before they actually get to meet you, so this is a very important document that you will want to look outstanding.
1. Always make sure your resume is CLEAN.
- Free of typos- this is a very important one. ALWAYS PROOF READ!
- Correct grammar
- Well organized with consistent formatting
2. Elaborate on your Education.
- If you don’t have much content to put in your experience section, add your related course work.
- Remember, your resume should be tailored to the position you are applying for so only include relevant course work.
3. Put the important information first.
- Resumes are usually scanned so you will want put the most important information first. Organize your sections accordingly.
- Within each section, list information in reverse chronological order. With the most recent experiences first. directly under your headings.
4. Do not include irrelevant hobbies on your resume.
- Remember, your resume should fit on one page. You don’t want to use up valuable space that can be used for awards, qualifications and other useful information.
5. Keep your descriptions short and focused.
- Again, the reader usually scans resumes so you want to keep your information short and easy to read.
- Use a bulleted format to describe your work experiences rather than paragraph format.
IUSPH Career Services
Job opportunities for Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington majors are diverse and expanding as the emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle grows around the world. Career Services experts in each of our academic departments will provide one-on-one counseling and career building opportunities throughout your academic career, from choosing the right major to developing a strategy to find a job. They can assist you with:
•resume and cover letter preparation
•graduate school preparation