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Career Services

Useful Headings for Creating Resumes

Objective

Career Goal

Career Objective

Career Summary

Employment Objective

Professional Objective

Professional Summary

Summary of Qualifications

 

Education

Academic Background

Academic Training

Educational Background

Educational Preparation

Educational Qualifications

Educational Training

Education and Training

 

Experience

Additional Experience

Career Related Experience

Course Project Experience

Employment History

“Functional” Experience (e.g. Finance Experience)

Internship Experience

Military Background

Practicum Experience

Professional Background

Related Course Projects

Related Experience

Work Experience

Work History

 

Activities

Activities and Honors

Affiliations

Associations

Athletic Involvement

Civic Activities

College Activities

Community Involvement

Extra-Curricular Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Affiliations

Professional Memberships

Volunteer Work

 

Special Skills and Training

Areas of Experience

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Knowledge

Career Related Skills

Certifications

Computer Knowledge

Computer Skills

Endorsements

Language Competencies and Skills

Licenses

Professional Skills

Qualifications

Special Training

 

Publications

Conference Presentations

Conventions

Current Research Interests

Dissertation

Exhibits

Papers

Presentations

Professional Publications

Research Grants

Research Projects

Thesis

 

Honors

Academic Honors

Accolades

Achievements

Awards

Distinctions

Fellowships

Scholarships

 

Additional Sections

Availability

Credentials

Interests

Portfolio

References

Related Courses

Relocation

Web Portfolio

Writing Samples

More Useful Headings for Resumes

Example 1

·        Identification

·        Objective/Qualifications Summary

·        Work History, Experience and Skills

·        Education, Training, Certifications

Example 2

·        Career objective

·        Professional summary (optional)

·        Professional experience/work experience / experience

·        Education

·        Publications / special achievements (if applicable)

·        Qualifications / skills

·        References / references and portfolio

Example 3

·        Career objective

·        Education

·        Professional skills / Professional qualifications (this section will include sub-headings as they relate to specific qualifications you want to promote, such as communications, customer relations, managements, etc.)

·        Work experience / Work history (if applicable; should only include dates, titles, companies and locations without listing responsibilities)

·        Volunteer work / activities (if applicable)

·        References

Alphabetically

A

Academic Background
Activities
Activities & Interests
Additional Experience
Additional Skills
Additional Training
Affiliations
Associations


C

Career Goal
Career Objective
Coaching Experience Achievements
Community Involvement
Community Service
Computer Skills
Conferences Attended

E

Education
Employment
Employment History
Employment Objective
Experience

G
Goals

H
Highlights of Qualifications
Hobbies & Interests
Honors & Awards

L

Language Skills

M
Memberships Extracurricular Activities


O
Objective

P

Personal Achievements
Presentations
Professional Activities
Professional Background
Professional Education
Professional Development
Professional Qualifications Academic Training
Professional Skills
Publications

Q
Qualifications

R
Related Activities
Related Experience
Relevant Experience
Relevant Skills

S

Scholarships & Awards
Skills
Special Skills
Summary of Qualifications

T
Teaching Experience
Teaching Objective
Teaching Philosophy

V
Volunteer Activities
Volunteer Experience
Volunteer Work