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The Education section includes some or all of the following:
Name of School
Major Course(s) of Study
Extracurricular and Leadership Activities
Training and Certification
Additional Professional Development
The "Extras" section includes additional facts and information that don't fit into one of the previous categories but might be important to include, such as:
Professional Affiliations and Industry Leadership
Presentations and Publications
Community Activities and Leadership Positions
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The Career History section is most often in reverse-chronological order and usually includes all of these elements:
Employer Names and Locations
Dates of Employment
Before we start discussing what your resume should include, let's clear up a few common misconceptions about resumes. In brief, your resume should not be:
A "career obituary" a warts-and-all description of everything you've ever done in your work life.
An apology for any less-than-successful experiences, gaps, or other anomalies.
An equally weighted description of all of your career experiences.
Your life story.
Instead, your resume should be a capabilities statement filled with promise and proof. And it should perfectly position you for the job you want.
Below you will find the typical resume template format most resumes follow. As you are gathering the material for your resume, organize it into these rough groups; but keep in mind that you don't have to follow a strict formula! You can create new sections, add in unusual information, or come up with creative ways to present your qualifications. The purpose of the resume is to tell your story and describe your capabilities in the way that is most beneficial to you and meaningful to employers