Student Life

Writing A Resume

Campus Address: 123 Main Street, #3 - Macomb, Illinois 61455
Permanent Address: 22 Pine Lane - Lake Shore, Illinois 60600
Cell: (847) 111-1111 Home: (847) 333-3333


Bachelor of Arts in Communication - May 2014
Western Illinois University - Macomb, Illinois - Minors: Management and Spanish
Overall GPA: 3.3/4.0 - Major GPA: 3.7/4.0


( Experience that you have which is relevant to the type of job that you are applying for)

Human Resources Intern - The Consulting Group - Chicago, Illinois - Summer 2013

  • Assisted with the administration of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to assess employee's personality types and how they correlate with job performance
  • Experienced in writing job descriptions (for publication) in accordance with EEOC and Affirmative Action compliance


(This is experience that you acquired during your university years. These jobs are important because they are full of transferable skills and establish a credible work history)

Sales Associate - The Clothing Store - Macomb, Illinois - 2010 to present (part time and seasonal full time)

  • Assist customers with locating and selecting merchandise in addition to providing options and fashion accessories
  • Skilled in "up-selling" marketing techniques that led to achieving the Top Sales award for 2 consecutive months


(Fraternities, Sororities, Student, Civic, and Professional Organizations)

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity - 2010 to 2014
Chapter President (2012-2014): Successfully guided a 50 man organization in all aspects of leadership, philanthropy, and community/campus service


(Describe in detail what type of project it was, what class it was for, and what the outcomes were. Did you write a paper, do a class presentation, a PowerPoint?)

Training and Development:

  • Designed an HRD intervention to improve employee performance at a local grocery store. Conducted an in-depth analysis of the problem by performing a Needs Assessment using Organizational/Task/Person Analysis.  Conducted a PowerPoint presentation to faculty and students.


(Note: Sometimes this experience may be with your "Affiliations")

  • "Relay-For-Life": Assisted in raising over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society.


(Scholarships, Awards, Dean’s List, etc.)


Seek out those individuals that will give you an "excellent" reference. Current & former employers and current & former teachers, etc. Create a separate page to list your references, providing the references name, title, place of business, phone number and email address. You should try to have 3 to 4 different references. Remember to use either Ms, Mr, or Dr before the persons name, unless they are military (use their rank) or in the clergy (i.e. Pastor). Please try to get 3 to 4 professional references. EXAMPLE:

Ms. Victoria Langer - Vice President

The Consulting Group

222 East Chestnut Street

Chicago, Illinois 60000

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