BGS

Resume Tips for BGS Majors with Extensive Experience in the Field

  • Highlight Professional Experience first
  • Use action words to start the bullet points
    • be very specific and descriptive
    • bullet points should be more than a few words, but not as long as a paragraph (usually about one sentence without the period)
    • use numbers to quantify money, amount of people worked/communicated with, events held, etc.
  • Highlight Internship Experience
  • Include relevant certifications
  • Include any foreign language fluency
  • Include course work if relevant to career path, but
    • include descriptive bullet points of the skills you gained from this experience, not just the assignments you completed
  • Education will be listed toward the bottom of the Resume (your experience is that important!)

Example of Education Listing

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies May 2016
Western Illinois University – Macomb, Illinois Overall GPA: 3.0/4.0
Minors: Fire Administration
Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
Forensic Science

Associates of Arts December 2011
Elgin Community College – Elgin, Illinois

For More Info

Visit the Career Development Center website for more basic tips and examples.