Resume Writing - What your resume should always include

Name
First and last name only because that's how you are introduced and introduce yourself.
Address
Give complete address. Do not abbreviate.
Telephone number
Telephone number with area code
Objective
Keep it short. Just one or two sentences. Adjust to fit position for which you are applying. If resume is going to be circulated a lot, the broader the better.
Education
If you are a recent graduate place before work experience, if not, place after.
Skills
List all that are appropriate to the type of work you are seeking. Include computer skills and languages (understood, read, or spoken) for every job.
Dates
Include some type of reference of when you had the job. Be consistent with your notation
Job Titles
Adjust to fit position for which you are applying. If resume is going to be circulated a lot, the broader the better. If appropriate use position title for which you are applying.
Company Name
The company with whom you were employed. City and state are sufficient for the address.
Responsibilities
Essential part of resume. Highlight the responsibilities of your previous jobs that are related to the position for which you are applying.
Professional Licenses
Include if important to line of work
Publications and Patents
Use if important to your field of profession.
Professional Affiliations
Exclude mention of political, social, religious or any other controversial group. The emphasis is on your professional memberships not personal.
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