Resume Tips



  • Use when applicable.
  • The goal of the objective is to explain to employers your field of interest, position of interest, and your most sought-after skills.
  • Keep the objective short and specific.


  • List chronologically with the most recent first.
  • Name of school.
  • Location of schools.
  • Degrees: AA, BA/BS, MS, PhD, majors and minors.
  • Graduation date.
  • GPA.
  • List any honors or awards.
  • If you are in college, do not list high school information.

Work Experience

  • List chronologically with the most recent first.
  • Company name.
  • Location.
  • Position held.
  • Dates of employment.
  • Responsibilities, accomplishments, tasks.
  • Knowledge and experiences gained and/or contributed.
  • Projects.
  • Information should be truthful and concise.


  • Ask your references before you list them.
  • Provide accurate contact information.
  • List a minimum of three references.
  • Relationship to you (optional).



  • Margins: margins should be equal.
  • Font and font size: legible, simple, not too fancy.
  • Organized: well-planned, easy-to-read.
  • Templates: may help with format and resumé design.
  • Length: one to two pages.


  • Top of the page.
  • Name.
  • Address: both current and permanent if necessary.
  • Phone number.
  • Email address.


Extracurricular Activities

  • List chronologically with the most recent first.
  • Dates of activities.
  • Leadership roles.
  • Professional development activities (training, certificates, workshops, seminars).
  • Clubs/Organizations: positions held.
  • Sports, bands, hobbies.

Volunteer/Community Service

  • List chronologically with the most recent first.
  • Name of organizations.
  • Dates of activities.
  • Activities, tasks, duties of work.

Download a sample resumé.

Interview Tips

Preparing for your interview for a position at SEL is just as important as the interview itself. The time you take to prepare will make a difference in your comfort level and our ability to get to know you through the interview process. You may find it helpful to browse our website ahead of time, specifically the pages on our values and the overview and history of our company.

Think about the position for which you are applying and the skills, characteristics, and attributes you would bring to that position. Come prepared to talk about yourself, including your previous accomplishments and challenges. Your interviewer will ask for specific examples during your interview. We recommend you dress in business professional attire and arrive a few minutes early for your interview.

The hiring process is also about determining if SEL is a good fit for you, so consider preparing a few questions you would like to ask the interviewers. Our interview teams all agree that the most important things are to be yourself, relax, and although it is an interview, enjoy the process.