- all degrees earned with your GPA and class rank (if available)
- any fellowships, scholarships, or awards you won: the amount of the award, how many other people were competing for the award, and why you received it (i.e. academic excellence, outstanding job performance, etc.)
- supplemental coursework you took at other institutions, community colleges, and sites like Coursera
- any relevant publications (your blog counts!)
- your hobbies and passions (be as specific as possible)
- countries you’ve traveled to (where you went and under what context)
- all work experiences (where you worked, what your job title was, major accomplishments, etc.) Use lots of numbers to quantify everything!
- volunteer work, community service, and leadership experiences
- names and contact information for people who can serve as references for you
- anything else you think could one day come in handy!
Take action now:
Whip out and dust off your most updated resume and duplicate it so that you can use this as your starting point for your master resume. Set aside an hour to go through the checklist above and add whatever’s missing to your master resume. You will be very happy that you did when it comes time to put together different versions of your resume for your goals—whether it’s getting into your dream joint degree program or that dream job.