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What to Include in a Resume

Review all the information that you need to include in a resume, including required and optional parts of a resume, along with the appropriate format and advice on what information include in each section.

What to Include in a Resume
Need help compiling the information for your resume? Here are the sections that you need to include in a resume, along with the appropriate format and advice on what information include in each section.

What Not to Include in Your Resume
Information on what not to include on your resume. Here's a list of the information that shouldn't be included when writing a resume.

What to Include on Your Resume When You Have Been Out of the Workforce
There are many reasons for employment gaps, but there are plenty of other things which can be included on your resume. Here's what to list on your resume when you have been out of the workforce.

Should I Include My LinkedIn URL on My Resume?
Tips for including your LinkedIn URL on your resume.

How to List College on Your Resume When You Didn't Graduate
How to list college in the education section of your resume when you didn't graduate and don't plan on finishing your degree.

Resume Guidelines
Resume guidelines, including detailed information on what to include in a resume, fonts, margins, resume format, the sections of a resume, plus resume examples and templates.

Resume Branding Statements
Information on resume branding statements, what they are, how to write a branding statement, plus examples.

Resume Career Highlights Section
A Career Highlights / Qualifications section of a resume, also known as a Skills or Accomplishment section, is an optional customized section of a resume that lists key achievements, skills, traits, and experience relevant to the position for which you are applying.

Resume Branding Statements
Information on resume headlines (also known as resume titles), how to include one on your resume, plus examples.

How to Write a Resume Summary Statement
A resume summary statement is a brief list of the highlights of your qualifications. It gives the hiring manager, at a glance, a synopsis of your professional qualifications. Here's how to write a resume summary statement plus examples of resume summary statement for a variety of occupations.

Resume Career Summary Section
A Career Summary section of a resume is an optional customized section of a resume that lists key achievements, skills, and experience relevant to the position for which you are applying

Resume Contact Section
When you're writing a resume it's important to include all your contact information (address, phone, and email address) at the top of your resume.

Resume Education Section
In the education section of your resume, list the schools you attended, the degrees you attained, and any special awards and honors you earned.

Resume Experience Section
When you are writing a resume, the experience section of your resume includes your employment history. List the companies you worked for, dates of employment, the positions you held and a bulleted list of responsibilities and achievements.

Resume File Name
When you are applying for jobs, it's important to select a file name that includes your own name.

Resume Skills Section
The skills section of your resume includes your abilities that are related to the jobs you are applying for. Include skills that are relevant to the position / career field that you are interested in i.e. computer skills, software skills, and/or language skills.

Resume Skills List
List of skills for resumes and cover letters, including skills listed by occupation and general skills.

Resume Keywords
Your resume should include the same keywords that appear in job descriptions. That way, you will increase your chances of your resume matching available positions - and of you being selected for an interview.

Resume Profiles and Objectives
Information on using resume profiles and resume objectives, including which to use, how to write a resume profile, plus examples.

Sections of a Resume Examples
When you are writing a resume, the experience section of your resume includes your employment history. List the companies you worked for, dates of employment, the positions you held and a bulleted list of responsibilities and achievements.

Tips for Writing a Resume Skills Section
Tips on writing the skills section of your resume from a Microsoft staffing consultant.

Years on Resume
When you're writing a resume and you have extensive work experience, you don't need to list your entire work history on your resume. Here's which years of experience and what dates to include on your resume.

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