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Résumé Sections Part 2

This resource was written by Allen Brizee.
Last edited by Allen Brizee on July 31, 2009 .

These pages explain how to write the following sections for your résumé: education, summary of skills, references.


Note: You can reverse the education and work experience sections depending on your situation. The education section lists your highest degree, training, or certificate. The section also includes:

If you did not finish a degree or program, list the dates you went to the school and any credits you earned. Here is a sample education section:

Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, IN, August 24, 2006 - May 9, 2008, 18     credits in Industrial Technology – Welding

Emmerich Manual High School, Indianapolis, IN, May 23, 2003, General Studies     and Welding

Summary of Skills and Qualifications

The summary of skills and qualifications lists experience and skills you have. This section could follow your objective section, or it could follow your education section. You may also want to include any languages besides English you speak. Here is a sample summary of qualifications:

Willingness to learn as evidenced by continuing education in welding at Ivy Tech Community College


Some employers may not ask for references with your résumé. But it is good to have a references list ready if an employer requires it. Include at least three references. Also, remember to contact your references to double-check their contact information and to ask permission to use them as references. Here is a sample references list:

Russell Clark, Owner of Russell’s Collision Services
1404 State Route 26, Lafayette, IN

Rebecca Singh, Manager Village Pantry
3630 Greenbush St., Lafayette, IN

Anthony Taylor, Manager Village Pantry
4004 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN

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