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Resume Guidelines

Resume Guidelines

Your resume should give you an opportunity to share information about yourself in a brief, easy-to-read style and it should be done with great care. Below is one way your resume may be arranged. While it is not necessary to compose yours in this manner, you must include all the listed  information. (Type on white paper and limit your resume to two pages or less if possible.)

PERSONAL DATA

Name, Address, Phone Number (Optional: age, marital status).

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Institution(s) and the dates you attended.

Identify your degree(s) and major(s) and minor(s).

WORK/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

List your work and volunteer experiences in chronological order.

Provide a brief (2-3 line) job description and give beginning and ending dates for each position. Clearly identify those positions which were paid and those in which you volunteered. Also, identify any positions which provided MSW supervision.

SPECIAL SKILLS OR ATTRIBUTES

List those skills or attributes which enhance your ability to work with others.

For example: Do you speak a foreign language? Do you know sign language?

Are you skilled in athletics, art, music, or speech? Do you know how to use computers or special equipment? List such things in this section.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

Are you a member of the National Association of Social Workers or other professional associations? Did you receive academic honors from your college or university?

Have you received honors from a community, service, or social group? List such things in this section.