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Before you begin working on this checklist, remember that a resume is not a job description. While your position is not unique, your impact should be. If another person in your position could use your bullets, they're not distinct enough.
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There are two versions of this checklist. If you have less than 5 years of experience, use this page. If you have more than 5 years of experience, switch to the second tab "> 5 Years of Work Experience"
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1. Use this checklist to keep track of your resume editing progress and double check when you're ready to submit.FINALIZING YOUR RESUME (for those with less than 5 years of experience)
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1. EDUCATION - See note on the right.ABOUT EDUCATION:
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Is Education my first section? Note: GPA should be rounded to the nearest tenth.
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Have I included my GPA?
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Have I included any honors or special research?Note: Request your transcript for GPA accuracy.
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Have I removed my high school education and any interim institutions?
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Did I include any certifications I have here, or in extracurriculars? Note: Only include your GPA if it's above 3.7 for liberal arts majors and above 3.5 for technical majors.
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2. WORK EXPERIENCE
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2. Check off each subtask when it's complete.Do all of my bullets have a situation, an action, and a result?
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Do I lead with my most impactful bullets? Note: If your graduation timeline is non-traditional, only include graduation year.
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Do I demonstrate my impact using numbers?
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Did I include distinguishable titles, companies, and dates for my various experiences?
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3. Core concepts will check off automatically when all subtasks are complete.Have I illustrated an increase in responsibility over time? Note: If your work experience is more exceptional than your academic background, you can place the Education section first.
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Is my current position described in the present tense, with the last date listed as "Present"
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Did I use action words and bullets to list my experience?
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3. EXTRACURRICULARSNote: If you spent 5+ years in college, extracurriculars can be included in the Education section.
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Did I include 1 - 2 bullets about my undergrad extracurriculars?
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Does every extracurricular include a role, dates, and impact?
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Did I remove any skills that most people have?
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Did I include a conversation starter bullet?
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5. FINAL EDITS
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Did I include enough white space?
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Did I use half-inch margins?
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Did I use the same font across my entire resume?
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Is my punctuation and spacing consistent across my entire resume?
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Did I spell check my entire resume?
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Did I eliminate all industry jargon?
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Did I convert my resume to PDF?
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6. GENERAL
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Is my resume just one page long?
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Did I remove any summary or objective from my resume?
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Have I listed my experiences in reverse chronological order within each section?
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Did I use a straightforward design and a standard font in my resume?
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