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To Help you get Started

To Help you get Started
October 13, 2009 Kim Goldman

You can use the following template/form, to help you get started when collecting information to write your resume.  There are numerous variations to writing resumes, to some it’s a matter of personal style; but no matter what format you choose, you need to be able to readily recount your experience, education, goals and skill set.

Resume Data Collection

Personal Information
Name:______________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
Phone Number(s): (h)____________________ (cell)___________________
Email: ___________________

Career Objective
Sample A: To secure a challenging position in a professional office environment.
Sample B: To secure an entry-level position in which my skills and talents will be utilized.

Your Objective:_________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
Presenting your Personal Traits
Please review the form entitled “Personal Traits” and write down your top
five personal traits.

1. ___________________________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________________________
5. ___________________________________________________________

Presenting your Specialized Skills
Please review the form entitled “Skill Statements” and write down your top
five specialized skills.

1. ___________________________________________________________
2. ___________________________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________________________
4. ___________________________________________________________
5. ___________________________________________________________

Work History
Start with your most recent job and work your way back.

1. Company Name: _____________________ City, State:____________
Dates Employed: From (month/year) _______ To (month/year)_________
Last Position Held: ____________________________________________
Duties/Responsibilities: ________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

List at least one achievement with this company. This could be a positive statement from your supervisor, in writing or verbally, or an improvement you made to the company (look at the form entitled “Accomplishments/Strengths Statements” for examples): ____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

2. Company Name: ______________________ City, State:___________
Dates Employed: From (month/year) ________ To (month/year)_______
Last Position Held: ___________________________________________
Duties/Responsibilities: ________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

List at least one achievement with this company. This could be a positive statement from your supervisor, in writing or verbally, or an improvement you made to the company (look at the form entitled “Accomplishments/Strengths Statements” for examples): ____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

3. Company Name: _______________________ City, State:___________
Dates Employed: From (month/year) ________ To (month/year)________
Last Position Held: ____________________________________________
Duties/Responsibilities: ________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
List at least one achievement with this company. This could be a positive statement from your supervisor, in writing or verbally, or an improvement you made to the company (look at the form entitled “Accomplishments/Strengths Statements” for examples): ____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

4. Company Name: _____________________ City, State:______________
Dates Employed: From (month/year) _________ To (month/year)________
Last Position Held: _____________________________________________
Duties/Responsibilities: _________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

List at least one achievement with this company. This could be a positive statement from your supervisor, in writing or verbally, or an improvement you made to the company (look at the form entitled “Accomplishments/Strengths Statements” for examples): _____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

Educational Background
A. Name of School: ______________________ City/State:_____________
Year: ______________ Coursework:_______________________________
B. Name of School: ______________________ City/State:_____________
Year: ______________ Coursework:________________________________

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