Another option is to include a Summary Statement at the top of the resume (rather than an objective). This would include a brief list of the highlights of your candidacy and works especially well for people with a significant amount of experience. For example:
- Production assistant/intern for nationally broadcast television series
- Assistant to producer/intern for regional film festival
- Experience in radio production at college-based radio station
- Degree in English and Art, graduated with honors
- Member, American Broadcast Association
Career Highlights / Qualifications
This section of the resume is usually a series of bulleted points that emphasize your most important career experience, your skills, your personality traits and characteristics, and some key accomplishments from your work history as they relate to the job for which you are applying.
Resume Format Options
A very common resume format is the chronological resume. This format divides paid and non-paid experiences, and presents them in reverse-chronological order. This format is very effective for highlighting a work history, especially if upward movement is evident.
Many students and recent graduates do not have a long work history to describe. Often, the most effective tool for them is the skills-based resume. In it, experiences of all types are grouped under major headings which highlight the skills or qualities required to function in a particular field. The benefit of this format is that major headings may be supported by paid and non-paid jobs, internships, hobbies, and class work. Any experience is valid, as long as it supports the heading to which it is linked.
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