Put your name, complete address, and phone numbers with area codes.
Do NOT include or attach any private data on your resume. Private data may be submitted on the State of Minnesota Employment Application however, you are not legally required to provide any private data. Private data includes information pertaining to SSN, Date of Birth, Marital Status, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Disability Status, Religion, Age, National Origin, Public Assistance Status.
List the months and years of your employment for each employer.
Describe your work responsibilities in detail, using explicit nouns and verbs, rather than vague terms. For example: Managed over 1,000 accounts receivable and payable while working directly with the Chief Information Officer. Rather than: maintained records for accounts receivable and payable.
Use measurable outcomes, values and percentages when possible. For example: Implemented an employee satisfaction program which resulted in a 30% reduction in turnover. Rather than: involved in an employee satisfaction program.
List any systems, software programs, tools, equipment you used as part of your job.
List type of degree or certificate you earned, the year it was awarded (or expect to be awarded), major or course of study, and name, city and state of post-secondary college, technical, business, trade, or other school. Optionally, you may list your GPA, minor, and other majors you studied.
You may want to include blocks of information highlighting additional skills you can bring to a job. Please refer to the resume examples for ideas.
List any languages--including sign language--other than English in which you are fluent.
List any memberships you have in professional/honor societies and any public speaking events in which you presented information.
If you include volunteer work or organization memberships on your resume, please list generic descriptions of these. Remove any references to race, religious affiliation, creed or national origins for these activities which may reveal or suggest personal information.