Professional Portfolio
Dr. Jurgen Combs

RESUME

An up-to-date resume is an important part of your portfolio.  Some sample resumes are posted on this site and you may link to them to get an idea of what to include in a resume.

Resume 1
Resume 2
Resume 3

 

Some suggestions for your resume:

  1. Your resume should be typed or word processed - never submit a handwritten resume.   It should go without saying that your resume must look neat and professional; consequently, there should be no white-outs, crossing out of words, etc.
  2. Verify the spelling of all words; if you misspell a word, re-print the resume.
  3. If you include references, be sure to ask for permission from the people you list.   In many cases, references are not listed but a notation is made that "References are available upon request."
  4. At the top of your resume, put your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.   If you live on campus, you should include both campus and home address, with an indication which address is effective during which times/months.
  5. Personal information is generally no longer included in resumes, thus avoid mentioning your health, family status, sex, race, etc.
  6. When you make lists, you generally list in reverse chronological order, from most recent back.
  7. Include a broad heading of EDUCATION, RELEVANT EXPERIENCES, HONORS/ACHIEVEMENTS,
    any special technical skills you may possess.
  8. When you list experiences, use ACTION VERBS - rather than writing "I worked in a camp" write "supervised 8 youngsters assigned to my cabin for 2 week sessions with responsibility for total camp experience and safety."

 

 

 

H. Jurgen Combs
updated on Tuesday, May 27, 2008