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1 Resume Development Chronological Resume The standard chronological resume includes several sections: name and address, objective or summary (optional), education, experience, and skills. Other sections that you can use to customize your resume include: licensure and certification, volunteer leadership, honors, publications, relevant course work. Name/Contact Block This block includes name, address, phone and address (job-seekers may also include hyperlinks to their LinkedIn profile if it is optimized, and those seeking jobs that require knowledge of social media may include links to other social media profiles; those applying to jobs requiring public speaking may want to link to a video clip of themselves conducting a presentation if available). Students should be consistent regarding the names they use; if you use a nickname, be sure to also include your name as it is listed legally/officially. If you are planning to relocate to another community or country, you may include your permanent address in the left corner to indicate ties to another community or country. (If you seek a position in the Bay Area of California and your permanent home address is in San Francisco, include it on the resume, it's significant.) Since you may receive calls from prospective employers during your job search, make sure your voic greeting is professional and clearly states your name. Consider using a personal on your resume rather than the Columbia University , since the address may expire post-graduation. KATHERINE JONES 60 Haven Avenue, Apt. 2D, New York, New York , Permanent Address 300 5th Avenue San Francisco, California KATHERINE JONES Current Address 60 Haven Avenue, Apt. 2D New York, New York Objective or Summary Block (optional) This section is optional. If your resume and cover letter make it clear what you are specifically looking for, there is no need for an objective; an objective is typically used by those with less experience, and can be helpful when attending job fairs where you are submitting a resume without a cover letter. If you use an objective, it should be brief and to the point: Position in Healthcare Consulting or Position in Biostatistics at major pharmaceutical company. When answering a job advertisement/posting, paraphrase the description in the posting. This is a poor objective: A challenging position in hospital/healthcare administration that will allow me to utilize my education and prior experience to impact the healthcare delivery system. A summary or objective can be helpful if you are changing careers. If you have significant work experience, a profile or summary of 2-3 sentences or a bulleted or paragraph style summary of qualifications rather than an objective is appropriate. 1

2 Profile Template Adjective ( Experienced, Dynamic, Recent graduate ) Noun ( global health professional, MPH graduate, epidemiologist, ) with (list of technical skills--use keywords from target jobs), experience in (list of subject matter expertise), and track record of (list of top achievements, such as managing budgets of up to $1 million, leading program expansions of up to 50% ), seeks (objective, customized to specific job). Profile Example: Experienced public health professional with expertise in maternal, child and family health issues. Proven expertise in gender, health and poverty issues, monitoring and evaluation, and program management; in-country experience in Ghana and Benin, language fluency in French; seeking global health project management position. Education Block This block lists the institutions from which you earned degrees. It is in reverse chronological order and, therefore, information on your Mailman School of Public Health education will be listed first. Make sure to include your month of graduation in the text: Master of Public Health in Population and Family Health, May Official months of graduation are May, October and February. However, if you are a February graduate, you can indicate your date of graduation as December so that employers know you are available as of the turn of the year. If an October graduate, you may do the same and indicate August. Honors can be included in this section and should be affiliated with the institution at which earned. In this section you can also include co- and extra-curricular activities: President, Healthcare Management Association, Publicity Coordinator, Black and Latino Student Caucus, Member, ACHE (if you have significant volunteer leadership experience, it can be its own section see below). It is suggested that you include reference to your coursework in this block, if you have had relevant coursework but not experience (see example below). It is helpful to highlight a few courses relevant to your stated objective in this section if you are a first year student seeking a summer opportunity or if you are changing careers. EDUCATION MAILMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Master of Public Health (MPH), Sociomedical Sciences expected Dec Certificate in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Recipient, Community Scholar Program Fellowship. President, SMS Educators ( ). Volunteer, Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative. Coursework included: list relevant departmental courses as well as the core. BARUCH COLLEGE, CUNY Bachelor of Business Administration, June Concentration in Marketing. Dean s List. Freshman Advisor ( ). Captain, debate team ( ). Volunteer, Chelsea Health Hotline. Licensure or Certification Block Include expected licensure or certification as: pending, or in-process if you have not yet received it. List state and area of licensure or certification and date. Experience Block 2

3 Professional experience should also appear in reverse chronological order. It can also be appropriate to include unpaid internships or even high-level volunteer work in this section. Include name of employer, city, state, your title, and dates employed. When listing an internship, avoid the generic job title of Intern. Rather, list Program Evaluation Intern or Epidemiology Research Intern. When applicable, include practicum, internship, volunteer, part-time, or summer employment. If you have completed a practicum, but have full-time work experience that is more significant, you can include the practicum in the Education block. (See resume templates). If, however, your practicum experience is directly related to your ultimate career goals, include the practicum in the Experience block. Use action verbs and focus on your achievements, your accomplishments and quantifiable results in your description of job and educational experiences. Do not use passive phrases such as duties included and was responsible for ; and avoid more passive verbs such as assisted with or participated in. Try to use numbers and results as much as possible. For each bullet, ask yourself: o If you did research, how complex was it? What research methods did you use? How many study participants were there? Were the research reports presented, and if so, to whom? o If you ran programs, what was their scale? How many participants were in the program, and who were they? Did you program, when evaluated, have a positive impact? o If you started something new, try phrases like Spearheaded or Launched first-ever o If you handled a budget, how much was it? Did you save money? If so, how much, or what percent was saved? o If you improved a process, can you describe the impact of the improvement? Did you improve efficiency by 20%, reduce turnaround time on data entry by 3 days? o Did you manage or supervise people, including interns or volunteers? o Did you establish new partnerships which expanded the program or raise new funds? o If you overcame a challenge, state that; for example Led turnaround efforts which improved morale and reduced turnaround by 20%. Or Raised $20,000 in new grants even during the recession. EXPERIENCE CHILDREN S DEFENSE FUND Washington, DC, Summer and Fall 2008 Program Evaluation Intern Collaborated on design and dissemination of 10-page survey provided to 500 participants to assess qualitative and quantitative impact of community-based child health programs nationwide. Evaluated child health awareness programs funded by Department of Health and Human Services for $1.5M. Program evaluation was used in successful re-application for grant. Co-authored position paper on impact of child health insurance programs which was used in advocacy efforts. INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE New York, NY, Development Officer Cultivated 200 corporate and other institutional donors for 2006 Refugee Initiative, successfully raising $1.5 million in new funds. Increased contributions for all projects by 75% in

4 Health Educator Facilitated 5-session seminar series on health promotion/disease prevention topics which improved health outcomes for 400 youth from humanitarian crisis areas. Trained 20 health educators in individual and group formats prior to international assignments. Most resume reference publications include lists of action verbs that can help you to create active, descriptive phrases. Some typical action verbs used in resumes include: achieved administered analyzed assessed assisted collaborated conceived conducted coordinated created designed developed devised directed established evaluated expanded facilitated formulated implemented initiated introduced launched managed organized originated planned prepared proposed recommended reorganized researched restructured revised spearheaded strengthened supervised taught trained translated 4

5 If you choose to segment your experience, headings to consider for the Experience block include the following. Remember to use reverse chronological order within each experience segment. Professional Experience Healthcare Experience Administrative Experience Supervisory Experience Counseling Experience Research Experience Related Experience Additional Experience Professional Highlights Experience Highlights Experience Summary Relevant Experience Volunteer Leadership If you have significant school-based leadership experience, such as being President of a student group, you may wish to have a separate section to highlight this. You can also list volunteer work where you have specific achievements, and even use bullet points to list your achievements ( Raised $1,500 as part of a walk-a-thon event ). For experienced professionals considering a transition from the corporate to nonprofit sector, you may also attempt to find an opportunity to serve on the board of a nonprofit organization. You may decide to emphasize this experience by listing this section (which may be titled Volunteer Leadership or Nonprofit Board Memberships ) at the top of your resume after your summary. Skills This block includes information such as, but not limited to: language fluency and computer programs. It is crucial to specifically list the computer skills you have, because certain employers use applicant tracking systems which will scan your resume for keywords (and keywords are frequently computer programs) SKILLS Proficient with MS Office, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) and statistical programs including SAS, SPSS, S-Plus, STAT, BMDP and SUNDANE. Bilingual in English/French. Conversant in Spanish and German. Additional Information This is a section where you can list travel, hobbies, professional memberships or other information about you that is relevant, but which you are unable to include elsewhere. A prospective employer might cull information from this block for an initial question that serves to set you at ease. If you choose to list hobbies, consider being specific ( Thai cooking as opposed to just cooking ) to pique the reader s interest. You may also list professional memberships; if they are extensive, it is appropriate to include them in a separate block. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Authorized to work in the United States. Bilingual in English/French. Conversant in Spanish and German. Travelled extensively in Europe and have lived in France, Spain and Italy. 5

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