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Parts of a Résumé


parts of a resume

  • Contact information-regardless of the résumé type you choose, the most important information goes first. The contact information should consist of your name, street address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and email address.
Sample: Lisa Johnson
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
(860) 566-3344
  • Objective or Summary - let the employer know the type of position you want and the skills you have.
    • Objective - tells the reader the type of job you want. Avoid writing an objective that is either too general or too limiting.
Sample: OBJECTIVE: Seeking an entry-level carpentry position with a focus on demolition and operation of heavy equipment.
  • Summary - a brief summation of your skills, experience, knowledge, and achievement. It is designed to give the reader a quick overview of your qualifications. It gives the reader a glimpse about YOU.
Sample: SUMMARY: Hard-working, reliable, and motivated individual who is dedicated to doing the best job possible. Takes initiative to solve problems. Hands-on experience working with power tools. Knowledge of various phases of construction including demolition, framing, and roofing. Interested in learning more about warehousing procedures.
  • Work Experience - highlights relevant job information. The type of résumé you write will determine how this information should be written. It is also referred to as the Professional Experience, Career History, or Work History section. If you have gaps in your employment, you should use a Functional or Combination résumé.


Work Experience

Rite Aid, Hartford, CT - 6-09 to 1-10


 • Operate automatic cash register to total customers’ bill.

 • Stock product shelves.

 • Resolve customer questions regarding purchases.

 • Handle waiting on 25 customers per hour.

McDonald’s, West Hartford, CT - 1-10 to 4-10

Fast Food Worker:

 • Receive customers’ food order.

 • Total customers bill and count change for customer.

 • Prepare salads.

 • Cook food on grill.

 • Operate fryolator.


Awarded "Employee of the Month" for providing excellent customer service.


  • Education - list the degrees you have attained with the highest degree level first. If you are currently attending school, put the name of the school and the anticipated date of your graduation.

Sample: New England Technical Institute, Hamden, CT
Office Assistant Program - currently enrolled

New Haven High School, New Haven, CT - June, 2009
Business Courses


 • Business Club, Secretary

 • Peer-to-Peer Association, member

  • Other Activities - this section is optional and should be completed if the activity will enhance your résumé such as academic awards, honors, software experience, or community activities.

Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office
Last Updated: March 14, 2011