How to Fill Out Common Resume SectionsFeaturedChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Common Resume Sections In our previous video we tackled some of the bigger-picture questions such as "should I include a summary or statement?" and "is it ok to use a template?" Now we focus on constructing each individual section of a standard,
chronological resume. Find out whether or not to include your GPA, where to place your education section, what to exclude from your contact information, and more!
Common Resume QuestionsFeaturedChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Common Resume Questions Writing a resume can be an intimidating process; it's a first impression used by employers to determine whether or not to proceed to an interview. It's natural for first-time job seekers or career-changers to ask, "where do I even
start?" /nWe've decided to make the process a bit easier by answering three of the most common questions:/n- "Is it ok to use a template?"
- "Which format is best for me?"
- "Do I need an objective statement?"/nAnswering these three questions will have you well on your way to your first resume!
The Biggest Resume Red FlagsFeaturedChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: The biggest resume red flags Some resumes have the "x factor" and some don't. Want to find out what makes a hiring manager toss a resume directly into the garbage? Some reasons may seem obvious but some may surprise you!
SVP & Managing Director, Portfolio Management, US BankChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Bold-faced lies Paul is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Portfolio Management for US Bank. Based out of Nashville, TN, Paul is an investment specialist, managing multi-million dollar portfolios for high net-worth families, foundations, and sports
and entertainment clients.
Larry Trubilla, General Dentist and Practice OwnerChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Highlight the positives Larry is a general dentist and practice owner located in Allentown, PA. Larry walks us through a busy day for him, from routine cleanings and exams to complicated surgeries. He also explains how he handles the added complexity of being a business
owner as well.
Biology (Bachelor), Dental Medicine (Doctorate) City: Allentown State: Pennsylvania
Program Coordinator, VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, Inc)Channel:
Resume WritingTopic: Outside comfort zones Kate is the Program Coordinator for VINES, the Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, Inc. Based out of Binghamton, NY, Kate is responsible for coordinating the volunteer effort to make sure people are where they need to be and doing what
needs to get done. Her work brings farm-fresh foods to areas of the city that were formerly food deserts.
Liberal Arts (Masters), English (Bachelor) City: Binghamton State: New York
Owner, Lypossage Esthetiques Int'lChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Too much information Kate is the owner of Lypossage Esthetiques International. Her company has two main objectives: offer continuing education of lypossage technique in the health field as well as manufacture body and skin care products for use in the practice.
French (Bachelor) City: Middletown State: Connecticut
Senior Sales Manager, Erie InsuranceChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Too much information Dawn is a Senior Sales Manager with Erie Insurance. Based out of Richmond, VA, Dawn's main responsibilities are to assistant her region's sales team with marketing, training, and joining in on joint sales calls.
Finance (Bachelor), MBA (Masters) City: Erie State: Pennsylvania
Chief Executive Officer, Pledge ItChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Leadership experience Scott is the CEO of Pledge It, a nonprofit athletic performance-based fundraising platform. Having played both football and baseball at Penn State University, Scott started a venture to fund disease research which led to the current Pledge It. Tasked
with strategic planning, investor relations and daily operations, Scott finds time to share his story and inspire students to find their passion.
Vice President of National Accounts, Heineken USAChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Experience: Diversity versus consistency Bridget is the Vice President of National Accounts for Heineken USA. Her main role is to lead the national sales team in both maintaining and offering new product lines to existing accounts as well as opening new accounts with stores and restaurants.
Being on the road 51% of the year, Bridget shares what it's like to lead the sales effort of one of the most popular beverages in the world.
Special Education (Bachelor), MBA (Masters) City: White Plains State: New York
Disaster Specialist and Policy Advisor, USAIDChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Removing irrelevant experience Rachel is the Disaster Specialist and Policy Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Working in the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Rachel and her team monitor and respond to their specific region of the
world for disasters ranging from hurricanes and earthquakes to complex conflicts rising from war-torn nations.
Journalism (Bachelor), International Affairs (Masters) City: Washington State: District of Columbia
President/CEO, DiamondBack Truck CoversChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Tailor your resume for each company Ethan is the President and CEO of DiamondBack Truck Covers, a brand of truck covers made out of diamond plate aluminum. Ethan put his education on hold to launch the company with his classmates after the company idea won several challenges. He later
returned to Penn State to finish his degree in civil engineering, a concentration he would urge to any student watching.
Account Director - ESPN, Special OlympicsChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Not Your Life's Story Mandy is the Global Account Director for Special Olympics International's partnership with ESPN. With over 5 million athletes spread throughout the world, Mandy and her team connect with their Special Olympics counterparts to share stories with
Advertising-Public Relations (Bachelor) City: Washington State: District of Columbia
IT Manager, Penn State UniversityChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Well-rounded Experience Jonathan works in the Service Management office of "ITS", the central IT department at Penn State University. Serving all 96,000 faculty and students, Jonathan relates his job to that of an air traffic controlling, regulating the policies
and procedures of the IT department.
Information Systems (Bachelor) City: State College State: Pennsylvania
Field Marketing Specialist, Becker Professional EducationChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Tailor Your Resume To Job Description Stephanie is a Field Marketing Specialist with Becker Professional Education. Traveling 3 out of the 5 weekdays, Stephanie visits schools and runs marketing campaigns for Becker's CPA exam services. Find out how Stephanie's "elevator
pitch" landed her a job she loves!
Internal Advisor Consultant, Global Investment ManagementChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Deeper Commitments Are Best Brian is an Internal Advisor Consultant with Black Rock. Black Rock is an independent, global investment manager. When on the road, Brian's days are packed with travel and sitting across from potential clients all day long. Brian gives
current job-seekers great tips on making first impressions in the work-force!
Finance (Bachelor) City: Princeton State: New Jersey
Military Special Advisor to the Special RepresentativeChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Tell Your Story Sean is an advisor to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the US Department of State. He is responsible for shaping US efforts to support Afghan reconciliation and coordinating negotiation of a strategic partnership to guide
US-Afghan relations following the withdrawal of combat forces.
International Politics (Bachelor), Media Studies (Bachelor) City: Washington State: District of Columbia
Internet Entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer, Weebly.comChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Showcase A Project Daniel is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Weebly.com, a San Francisco-based internet company with an intuitive drag-and-drop website creation service geared for non-technical people. The company boasts more than 11 million users since
starting up in 2006 and was named one of Time magazine's "50 Best Web Sites" of 2007. Daniel shares with us how to grow an idea, secure funding, and go all-in to chase your passion!
Finance (Bachelor) City: San Francisco State: California
Global Recruiting Director, GE Experienced Commercial LeadershipChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Irrelevant Experience & Non-Leadership Roles Chris is the Global Recruiting Director for General Electric's Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP). He establishes and manages the U.S. hiring plan and oversees the entire pipeline of ECLP. His strong leadership style has garnered
national attention from both "Ebony" Magazine (30 Young Leaders Under 30) as well as The Network Journal.
Business Management (Bachelor) City: New York State: New York
Senior Landscape Architect, Michael Van Valkenburgh AssociatesChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Related Experiences Herb is a Senior Associate with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, one of the top landscape architecture firms in the world. Sweeney has worked on numerous high-profile projects across the world including the Asian Cultural Complex in South Korea
and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, TX. Herb opens up about what makes a successful architect and how to handle the long and intense entry-level years.
Landscape Architecture (Bachelor) City: Boston State: Massachusetts
Vice President & Project Manager, JP Morgan Worldwide SecuritiesChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Activities & Work Experience Meghan is Vice President and Project Manager of JP Morgan's Worldwide Securities Services. Asides from overseeing mutual fund administration and accounting, Maghan is responsible for pricing new services for new and existing clients. She is
also closely involved with Boston's Women in Finance organization!
Finance (Bachelor) City: Boston State: Massachusetts
Electromagnetic Engineer, RemcommChannel:
Resume WritingTopic: Tailor Your Resume & Cover Letter Tarun is an electromagnetic engineer for Remcom. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Tarun comes from a family of electrical engineers (his father, uncle, sister, and cousin). He now travels around the world providing technical support for
Remcom's electromagnetic simulation software.
Electrical Engineering (Bachelor) City: State College State: Pennsylvania
Technical Recruiter, SMCIChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Use the exact words from the job ad on your resume Dionna is a Technical Recruiter with SMCI, a software management consulting firm. Dionna walks us through the main functions of her role, which include everything from the initial candidate search up to the final interview and job offer. She tells us
her best piece of advice when crafting a resume is universal: copy the keywords word-for-word from the job ad.
Major: Business Administration (Bachelor) City: Los Angeles State: California
Senior Business Analyst, Optum / UnitedHealth GroupChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Include school projects if you're a recent graduate Aya is a Senior Business Analyst with Optum / UnitedHealth Group. Her main responsibility is to act as a liaison between the customer front end and the technology backend. Aya takes requests from her clientele and works with her team to make sure the
changes or enhancements can be implemented.
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor), Biomedical Engineering (Masters) City: Basking Ridge State: New Jersey
Accountant, Defense Finance Accounting ServiceChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Proper length for a government resume Linda is an Accountant with Defense Finance Accounting Service, the largest finance and accounting firm in the world. Being the financial services firm for the U.S. Department of Defense, Linda's organization is responsible for paying all U.S.
war fighters and civilians alike. Linda's direct role is to analyze payment data and prepare financial reports, all the while trying to make the process more efficient.
Major: Accounting (Bachelor) City: Indianapolis State: Indiana
Vice President of Education and Programs, Tiger Woods FoundationChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Several jobs on a tight timeline Katherine is the Vice President of Education and Programs at the Tiger Woods Foundation. In charge of all programatic efforts from the foundation, Katherine oversees both the Earl Woods Scholarship and the Tiger Woods Learning Center, an after school
program aimed at helping children find a career path.
Major: Kinesiology (Doctorate) City: Anaheim State: California
Associate Executive Director, ASI, California State University FullertonChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Missing keywords Keya is the Associate Executive Director of ASI at California State University Fullerton. With a career in university student affairs comes the need to wear many hats throughout the day. Helping to develop students can mean assisting with career
exploration, overseeing clubs and organizations, and even approving construction plans for the student union.
Major: Black Studies/Language Composition (Bachelor), Recreation Administration (Masters) City: Fullerton State: California
Marketing and Operations Manager, Innovative Marketing GroupChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Missing internship Michael is the Marketing and Operations Manager for Innovative Marketing Group. Based out of North Hollywood, CA, Michael manages the company's partnership between American Express and Universal Studios, creative different incentives and
marketing campaigns to attract potential customers to American Express.
Major: Communication Studies (Bachelor), MBA (Masters) City: North Hollywood State: California
Principal, Newport-Mesa Unified School DistrictChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Too much information Kalim is a School Principal with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. With a doctorate degree in Education Administration, Kalim walks us through a busy day at school and explains how her responsibilities extend far beyond just education.
Major: Human Development (Bachelor), Educational Leadership and Policy (Masters), Education Administration (Doctorate) City: Costa Mesa State: California
Mechanical Test Engineer, Northrop GrummanChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Avoid being too general Alysa is a Mechanical Test Engineer with Northrop Grumman, one of the leading aerospace manufacturers in the world. As a test engineer, her main responsibility is to test the electrical systems of her assigned projects, specializing in space
Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Bachelor) City: Redondo Beach State: California
CEO, Cuselleration Marketing and Creative ServicesChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Spread too thin Zac is the CEO of Cuselleration Marketing and Creative Services, a full-service digital marketing firm located in Tustin, CA. Specializing in website design and internet marketing, Zac's team uses the internet to generate leads for their
Major: Finance (Bachelor) City: Tustin State: California
Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLPChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Expanding and customizing each point Jon is a consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Based out of Washington, DC, Jon is currently assigned to the Financial Policy and Planning Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He currently works with the office of the CFO to capture
the business processes in order to record them and use them to train the incoming generation.
Major: Sociology (Bachelor), Politics and Government (Bachelor), Public and International Affairs (Masters), MBA (Masters) City: Washington State: District of Columbia
Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLPChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Create multiple versions of your resume M. Harrison is a consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. Located in Washington, DC, his main role is to consult with public sector organization in DC on matters ranging from business processes, information technology, and human resources. One of
the larger issues his company helps with is a ensuring the changing of the workforce generation doesn't lead to a stoppage or change in work output.
Major: Media and Professional Communications (Bachelor), Political Science (Bachelor) City: Washington State: District of Columbia
Founder, The Art of ApplyingChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Quantify your achievements Kaneisha is the founder of The Art of Applying, an online service dedicated to helping students apply to and get accepted to graduate school. Ranging from resume and cover letter advice to professional and relationship advice, Kaneisha shows us how
she turned an idea into a thriving business.
Major: Asian American Studies (Bachelor), MBA (Masters), MPA (Masters) City: Austin State: Texas
System Engineer, GEChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Show Website Or App You Built Daniel is a system engineer for General Electric's Capital Retail Finance division. Based out of Stamford, CT, Daniel is a member of the mobile development team, working on the mobile sites for the company's retail credit cards. Being
charged with innovating mobile technology also means Daniel gets first looks at cutting-edge mobile devices!
Major: Management Information Systems (Bachelor) City: Stamford State: Connecticut
Inspector General, State of MarylandChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Be Succinct Thomas is the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland. As the watch-dog for the entire department, Mr. Russell's office has two main responsibilities: 1. the investigation of fraud, waste, and
abuse in the state's Medicaid program, and 2. the internal audit of state employees and contractors who do business with the department.
Computer Consultant and Owner/Chief Executive Officer, StateraChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Personal Interactions Are What Matter Carl is the owner and CEO of Statera, a leading computer consulting company with offices all throughout the western United States. Carl's company assists clients with developing their strategic direction and then implementing those strategies
on a variety of different technology platforms. Listen to what Carl has to say about keeping pace with an industry that changes by the second!
Major: MBA (Masters), Chemistry (Bachelor) City: Denver State: Colorado
Senior Vice President of Human Performance, ComcastChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Spellcheck & Specifics Tina is the Senior Vice President of Human Performance and National Customer Operations for Comcast Cable. With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Tina went back to school shortly after starting her career to earn her Masters in
Organization Dynamics. With her new degree she joined Comcast and quickly rose through the ranks, thanks in part to her openness to lateral mobility. In her (limited) spare time, Tina serves as the president of the National Association of
African-Americans in Human Resources (Philadelphia Chapter) as well as the Vice Chair of the Board for the Urban League of Philadelphia.
Major: Management (Bachelor), Business Administration (Bachelor) City: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania
Mergers/Acquisitions/Business Development Manager, Air ProductsChannel:
Resume Writing Topic: Explaining Your GPA Joe is the manager of mergers and acquisitions and business development for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. After graduating with a chemical engineering degree from Villanova's Navy-ROTC program, Joe spent six years active-duty in the Navy and
then transitioned to his current company, maintaining a reserve role with the Navy. Joe speaks very bluntly and offer great advice on how college students can enter today's workforce by storm!
Major: Chemical Engineering (Bachelor) City: Allentown State: Pennsylvania