DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
Your HA Resume
Your resume should include the following:
Name, address, and telephone number
List both Reed and home, if different.
List class (freshman/sophomore/junior/senior), major, and expected date of graduation.
List any experience, paid or unpaid, from high school or college, which showcases skills valuable to being a House Advisor. Work experience, volunteer activity, student group involvement, and Residence Hall participation may all be appropriate. When listing experience, include a concise description of your responsibilities and achievements. To keep things short, use sentences that begin with action verbs. Entries are customarily listed in reverse chronological order. Stress the positive--instead of writing "O-Group Leader-Helped new students", try "Orientation Group Leader-Responsible for orienting 12 new students to Reed College through designing and implementing a volunteer activity." Focus on personal contributions and accomplishments.
Indicate any relevant training or up-to-date certifications that you have (e.g. First Aid Training, CPR).
List personal information that gives the reader a better sense of you as a person (e.g. hobbies, interests, and travel).
List names, addresses, and phone numbers at the bottom of the resume or on a separate sheet.
IN THE WORLD OF RESUMES, APPEARANCES ARE EVERYTHING
Keep it neat and clean, use white space to create a nice flow, emphasize what's important, indent text masses, and proofread! Edit carefully, and have others read it to avoid any grammatical problems, spelling mistakes, or factual errors. Contact Career Services to have your resume critiqued before you submit it to Residence Life.