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What is a resume? 

A resume (also spelled résumé) is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, and experiences that are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying. The purpose of a resume (along with your cover letter) is to get an interview. Research has shown that it takes an average of ten (10) interviews to receive one (1) job offer, so your resume needs to be persuasive and perfect. Given this, your resume must be user-centered and persuasive.

The general purpose professional resumes usually contains four sections:

Honors, activities, and outreach
Writing the contact section of your resume

This section of your resume is definitely the easiest to write, but you do have a few options for design and content.

What is a contact information section?

Unlike other sections of your resume, this section does not have a special heading like "Contact Information." Instead it simply lists the information below at the top of the page:

your full name
your e-mail address
your permanent address
your local or campus address (if applicable)
your phone number(s)
your web address/URL
your fax number, etc.
Of course, as with the rest of your resume, you'll want to double-check that all the information you include is current and accurate. Mistyping your phone number could easily cost you an interview! Also, if you list an e-mail address, be sure to check your e-mail regularly or you may miss an important message.

If you live on campus, you should provide your campus address. But you may also want to provide your home address.


Submitted: July 28, 2011

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