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Resume overview. This resume summarizes the work experience and education of a nurse who seeks a case management position.
Note: This resume has not been designed as an online or web resume. Web resumes take advantage of the web and online delivery medium in ways; this example is simply a rendering of the printed version.
Heading. This writer puts her name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the heading portion of his resume. You can consider including your professional title or key certifications in this same section.
Objective. In this section, the writer states the kind of employment she is seeking and her requirements for that employment. Remember that you may need to revise a section like this with practically each new job application. Also, avoid the common problem with objective statements—making them pure fluff about wanting a "rich and rewarding career" with a "dynamic company" with opportunities for "growth and advancement."
Education section. This writer provides few details about her education, perhaps because she prefers to emphasize her work experience, even at this relatively early point in her career. You can build in more detail in an education section by citing specific coursework, special projects, GPa, and other details.
Experience highlights. Notice that this writer underlines the name of the place where she worked and bolds the job title. This gives the most prominence to the job title. Notice too that this writer bullets the job responsibilities. This is a good technique on two accounts: it makes scanning this information easier, and it uses up more vertical space in a resume that might have trouble filling a full page.
Experience section. Notice how the distinction between this section and the preceding is not clear—both contain information work experience. The writer apparently wants to highlight the work experience in the preceding section and just list it here. One problem is that this design creates a chronology problem between the two sections.
Dates. Notice how this writer places the dates in a right column. Notice too that the dates are in reverse chronological order.
Affiliations, certification and honors. This section is a good idea, and the bullet format for each item makes the section much more scannable and readable. Keep in mind, though, that a certification essential to your profession belongs up in the heading.
Design. Notice the clean, well-organized look in this resume produced by the three-column design. Notice too how format and style details are consistent in each section—for example, the headings in the first column are all Arial all-cap bold punctuated with a colon. Simple consistencies like these make resumes more readable and less "noisy" in design. Few readers will be able to state what makes one resume comfortably readable and another "noisy" and uncomfortable—but details of design and format are one big reason.
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