If you’ve been working in an academic setting for most of your professional life, you are probably familiar with CVs. However, jobs outside of academia typically ask for a resume as part of the application process. We provide a resume checklist to help you proofread your resume.
|Does your resume have your name, address, phone number and professional email address?||☐|
|Do you have a statement of your summary of qualifications?||☐|
|Is your education listed with degree, field, institution and year graduated?||☐|
|Do you clearly have your position titles, employer names, city and state location, and dates?||☐|
|Is each work experience followed by bullet points detailing what situation/problem you were addressing, what actions you’ve taken and the outcome?||☐|
|Do you have only relevant work experiences that fit the job description listed?||☐|
|Are you using the same keywords from the job posting in your resume?||☐|
|Is your resume 2 pages or less?||☐|
|Do you have enough white space to make it easy for the reader to skim?||☐|
|Did you double-check your resume for grammar & spelling errors?||☐|
If you are looking for tips on writing better industry resumes, we can help there, too. Just watch this enlightening video on "10 Tips for Writing Better Science Industry Resumes."