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Résumé Sample and Tips

A résumé is a summary of your personal, educational and experiential qualifications positioned to relate to the job you’re seeking. At its best, a résumé highlights and clarifies your skills and experience for a prospective employer in a compelling way.  A sequential résumé is a listing of information, organized by categories, and presented wtih the most recent activities or positions first.

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Note: The following is a sample interactive resume. The toggle icons display additional information about the various sections of a resume.

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Fonts & Design

Fonts & Design

What font should you use?
A simple, sans-serif font like Arial or Helvetica, between 10 and 12 points. Except your name - make it BOLD and loud at up to 36 points.

Unless you’re applying for a position in a design-related field, steer clear of design elements. Also, save the photographs for your LinkedIn profile.

Contact Information

Contact Info

Include your full name, mailing address, phone, and email address. Make sure you have a professionally appropriate email – free of nicknames and numbers.



Should not be less than .5" and should not be larger than 1"

Karen Lin

238 Lincoln Hall
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 889-5214
[email protected]
Profile / Objective

Objective or Profile

Some employers require them; some don’t. If in doubt, speak to a Career Counselor. Tip: Keep it short, concise and reflective of the position for which you’re applying.


If the objective is about what you’re seeking, the profile statement is about what you have to offer. Include up to five points that match the specific qualifications of the position.



To obtain a position in the field of Finance.


GPA: 3.82
If your GPA is 3.0 or higher, include it.


Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Master of Business Administration, May 2016
Concentration: Finance
GPA: 3.82 / 4.0

Wu Chong University, Hubei, China
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 2014
Major: Global Business
GPA: 3.53 / 4.0


Dean’s List (2011 / 2012)
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society


Include the name of the organization, city and state, dates of employment, job title, and a description of accomplishments and responsibilities. Be sure to include volunteer work, internships, student teaching, research projects, summer and part-time jobs, or other work experiences related to your field. Use concise descriptive phrases beginning with action words to highlight your skills and accomplishments. Quantify impact when possible.


American International Group — New York City, New York
Intern (Summer 2012)

  • Prepared weekly financial statements for clients
  • Analyzed credit risks of insured and reported the summaries to the manager.
  • Provided recommendations and suggestions to improve business operations and procedures
  • Researched the insurance industry’s macro economic status and produced monthly reports

People’s Bank of China — Wu Chong Branch Office, China
Summer Finance Intern (Summer 2011)

  • Conducted all bank services including teller duties
  • Issued letters of credit and checks to borrowing companies
  • Processed loans between commercial banks


Special skills include: computer and web proficiencies, typing and dictation transcription experience, fluency in foreign languages and translation abilities, familiarity with phone or retails systems. Make sure the skills you include are applicable to the position for which you’re applying.


Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Language: Chinese, English

Travel / Relocation

Let prospective employers know you're ready, willing and able to be on the road, in the air, or even make a move for the right position. Your ability to be open to new places and experiences may give you the competitive edge you need to get the job you want.


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