Duc Vo wrote:(1) You need an objective -> i.e. what type of position that you are looking for in what type of organisation ... Recruiters need to know if you know what you are looking for.
(2) You need a summary of yourself -> I'm a bla bla ... willing to take initiative .... innovative ... hard working ... outcome oriented ... good teamwork ... excellent communication skills .... etc.
(3) For each of the work experience items, you'll need to focus on achievement. Ask yourself questions like: what did I learn from this position? what did I achieve? what did I contribute to make it better?
(4) Since you just graduate, you may want to list all your university projects as well. And again, you'll need to focus on achievement in those projects.
Luke Kolin wrote:Their unstated objective is "get you to hire me".
Duc Vo wrote:The summary should make you stand out and make the reader wants to continue reading your resume. Though, the cover letter should have such info, it's not always the case that your cover letter will accompany your resume when it is passed through the chain of reviewers.