Basic Parts of a Professional Resume

Writing a professional resume for an individual who held different positions in many companies is difficult even for seasoned resume writers.  The issue is not only in presenting important information for the hiring managers but how to present them.  In every resume, however, the applicant need to make sure that these sections are included:

Resume Heading

The Resume Heading is found at the top most portion of your resume. It shows your name, address, contact number, and email address.  It is customary to bold and use a bigger font for the name.  In addition, we are also making a strong case in favor of including a link to your LinkedIn Profile to allow the hiring managers opportunity to see your online profile


The Objective is considered as an important part of the resume as it shows the position the applicant is applying for.  It also shows the function areas that the applicant maybe interested in whether in operation or in management.  With a clear objective, the hiring managers do not have to guess which position the applicant is interested in.

Employment History

The Employment History shows the companies that the applicant has worked for, a brief description of the company, the relevant years he worked in these companies, the positions held in each of these companies, and the relevant years he held these positions.

A brief description of the company you have worked for is essential in resume.  It shows the industry which the company belongs which might be essential information for the hiring managers who are looking for specific applicants from the same industry.  If the applicant has held different positions in the company for several years, we suggest that he indicate the employment dates in the company on the left portion of the resume while the dates he held the position should be indicated on the right side.

Job Description

The Job Description provides the employers with information of the positions the applicant held in the company.  It includes the job title, the dates he held these positions, the scope of the position held and the responsibilities. Hiring managers also advise that it is essential to include the title of the person to whom you directly report.

Key Accomplishments

This part of the resume shows the extent of your contribution to the company.  It shows that you are a key piece in the organization and that you contributed to the accomplishment of the overall goals of the company.

Education History

The Education History shows the applicant’s degree, his major, college or university, and the year of graduation.  If the applicant received academic honors in the college or university, it should be included in this section.

Professional Qualification

The Professional Qualification indicates the applicant’s professional certifications and his membership in any professional organizations.  If he assumed a position as officer in an organization, the applicant should indicate the position in this section and the year he held those positions.

Key Skills

The Key Skills indicate the skills of the applicant relevant to the job.  It shows whether the applicant already has the right skills that they are looking for or whether the applicant needs to be trained in certain aspects.