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                         Table of Contents
What is a Resume and a Curriculum Vitae? ............................................ 2
Layout and Formatting ............................................................................ 2
Section Headings..................................................................................... 3
Contact Information................................................................................ 3
Education ................................................................................................ 4
Experiences ............................................................................................. 5
Leadership Experiences........................................................................... 6
Research, Presentations, and Publications ............................................. 7
Honors and Awards ................................................................................. 8
Volunteer Work ...................................................................................... 8
Professional Memberships and Associations .......................................... 9
Skills ........................................................................................................ 9
Certifications ......................................................................................... 10
What NOT to Include on Your Resume or CV ........................................ 11
Types of Resumes ................................................................................. 11
Resume/CV Checklist ............................................................................ 12
Appendix A: Branding and Name Guidelines ........................................ 13
Appendix B: Action Verbs...................................................................... 14
Appendix C: Examples ........................................................................... 16
Appendix D: The ATS Acceptable Resume............................................. 24

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What is a Resume and a Curriculum Vitae?
In short, a resume and curriculum vitae (CV) are documents that highlight your education, skills, and
experiences. These documents give potential employers a quick first glimpse of your professional self.
You want to make sure you make a great first impression with a perfect resume/CV.

A resume is a short document that contains only information relevant to the job to which you are
applying. A resume is created for specific job applications. Most nonacademic jobs request a resume in
the United States. One job search myth is that a resume must only take up one page; however, for
graduate students it is acceptable to have a two-page resume. You should try not to exceed 2 pages. You
should also avoid adding irrelevant information or artificially expanding your experiences to fill up two

A CV is a much longer document. It is primarily used in academic settings and for jobs outside the United
States. It is basically a complete record or your professional and academic work and should include
everything all of your achievements relevant to your field. It does not need to be tailored to a specific
job and can be an unlimited number of pages. A CV is more likely to include research and presentations,
particularly those in an academic setting.

 Resumes                               CVs                                       Both
 1-2 pages max                         Unlimited pages                           Clean and neat format
 Directed toward specific job          Culmination of life’s work                Proofread
 Used in the United States             Used abroad                               Use correct dates
 Commonly used in industry             Commonly used in academia                 Be consistent with formatting

Layout and Formatting
Carefully consider the layout and formatting of your resume or CV. Most hiring managers spend only an
average of 30 seconds reviewing a resume, so the format is the first thing that they will notice.

       Information must be presented neatly and must be easy to read.
       Resumes should be 1-2 pages.
       Make sure that the formatting stays consistent throughout the entire document.
       Leave a minimum of .5 margins on the side, preferably 1 inch. Do not exceed 1 inch margins.
       Use a standard font, such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. The entire resume should be in
        the same font. Do not mix fonts throughout the document.
       Ideally, font size should be 11 points, with headings slightly larger and bolded so they stand out.
       Avoid using color in a resume or CV. Keep everything in black and white or greyscale.
       Public health graduates should use a conservative format.
       Don’t add pictures or graphics.
       A template can be a good tool, if used correctly. Remember that it is just a tool: it is not meant
        to be followed exactly and can be altered. It is possible to create your own format without
        templates, but it is important to make sure that the columns, rows, and bullet points line up.
       Do not use “I” in a resume or CV.

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It is also a good idea to maintain an unformatted version of your document. This will allow you to easily
input the information in online applications without having to regularly reformat each electronic
application you complete.

Be sure to follow the employer’s directions on the job posting. Some organizations will prefer to have
the document submitted in Word formats, while others as a .pdf.

Section Headings
Both the CV and the resume should be divided into sections. These include, but are not limited to, the
following sections:

       Contact information
       Education
       Experience
       Leadership Experience
       Research
       Publications
       Presentations
       Honors and Awards
       Volunteer Experience
       Professional Memberships
       Skills
       Certifications

With the exception of your contact information (always at the top of the first page), these sections do
not have to follow the order shown above. It is a good idea to feature your most marketable
accomplishments first. For instance, if you are a recent graduate with little work experience, list your
education before your work experiences.

Contact Information

                 Center header and make                                             Use your local Texas
                 name the largest font.                                             address or the
                                                                                    address of your new
                                                                                    house or apartment.

                                                Jane Doe
                             1548 UT Health Lane | Houston, TX 77054
                (713) 500-9032 | |

               Remove hyperlink.                                                         Add your LinkedIn
                                                                                         page. Be sure to
                                                                                         create a custom URL.

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        The heading will include your name, address (preferably local), email (UT Health, alumni, or
         appropriate gmail/Yahoo account), Phone number (including area code), and LinkedIn or
         personal job website.
             o If you are not using a school email, be sure that your email address is appropriate (for
                 instance, is not professional). Ideally, your e-mail should
                 contain all or part of your name without numbers.
        The heading should be the same on all career documents- resume, cover letter, references, etc.
        The heading will be the only portion of the document that should be center aligned. Your name
         should be the largest, with the rest of the heading in a smaller font.

                              Bold the degree.
Doctor of Public Health                                                           Expected May 2020
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Dallas
Dallas, Texas
     Major: Epidemiology; Concentration: Global Health
                                                              Use the full name of the institution the
     Thesis: “The Effects of Hot Showers on Mind Control” first time it is listed. You may use the
     GPA: 3.78/4.0                                           abbreviation for subsequent mentions.

Master of Public Health                                                            Graduated 2015
UTHealth School of Public Health
Houston, Texas
    Major: Epidemiology; Concentration: Leadership Studies
    Thesis: “Mind Control is taking over the World”
                                                       This can be included in one or two lines. In
    GPA: 3.71/4.0
                                                                    this case it was put in one line to save space.

Bachelor of Science                                                                                Graduated 2010
University of California Los Angeles             Do not align everything to one side.
Los Angeles, California
     Majors: Psychology and Biology
     GPA: 3.97/4.0
     Graduated Summa Cum Laude
                                                                               Make sure everything is aligned correctly.

        For new graduates, this section should be at the beginning at the resume and the most recent
         education should be listed first. Most likely this degree is your Master of Public Health, Master
         of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, or Doctor of Public Health.
             o Note the proper way to write your graduate degree (no “s” behind Master).
        This is followed by any additional degrees or certificates you may hold.
        Use the full, legal name for each university, college or school. Most applicant tracking software
         require the full name to accurately trace the school.
             o The correct way to identify our university and school is: The University of Texas Health
                  Science Center at Houston (UT Health) School of Public Health.

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             o   If you are located at one of the regional campuses, list the campus as: The University of
                 Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in
             o After the first reference to our university, you may refer to the school as: UTHealth
                 School of Public Health. For regional campuses, use UTHealth School of Public Health in
                 Austin/Dallas/etc. Do not use UTSPH, UTHSPH, SPH or other shortened versions. See the
                 branding guidelines located at the end the document for more information.
        You can list your master’s thesis and/or doctoral thesis in this section under the institution’s
        Include your majors, minors, and concentrations.
        You may list your GPA here as well.
             o If you include your GPA, do not round to a whole number.
             o If you list your GPA for one institution, list it for all.
        Always list the city and state of the school.
        Include your graduation date or expected graduation date.
        Scholarships or awards can be listed under this section or in a separate section.
             o It is not necessary to list sources of financial aid; however, we do recommend listing any
                 scholarship or award that was partially or wholly based on merit.
        Do not list your high school education, but you can list community college courses, particularly if
         you took them in preparation or as refreshers for graduate school.

 This section will make up the bulk of your resume or CV. The resume is much more concise and offers a
 snapshot of your relevant experiences. The CV shows everything you have done over your lifetime. If
 you are unsure of what to use, you can ask someone in the Office of Public Health Service and Career

     Company/organization             Include your position title                                Dates of experience.
     and location.                    followed by the department.

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Bioinformatics                    September 2014-July 2016
Rice University, Houston, TX
     Accurately performed de novo assembly of two microbial genomes with next generation
        sequencing data
     Skillfully analyzed and designed two whole-genome tiling microarrays based on the assembled
     Devised and performed microarray experiments and real-time quantitative PCR to validate the
     Conducted numerical and statistical analyses on the microarray data and the real-time qPCR data
     Predicted non-coding regulatory RNAs in prokaryotes and their associated target genes
  Start each bullet with a strong action verb, followed
  by brief description of roles/responsibilities.

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In the resume…
      Include only relevant experiences—these can be paid and unpaid experiences.
      List your correct title, name of the company, work location (not headquarters), and start-end
         month and year.
      List experiences in reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent.
      For each experience, include a bulleted list of your responsibilities and achievements. Begin
         each bullet point with an action verb (refer to reference below).
             o Use the proper verb tense. Use the present tense for ongoing experiences and past
                 tense for previous experiences.
      Whenever possible, quantify your achievements: amount saved, number of employees
         supervised, lab size, award amount, or of time saved.
      If you have over a decade of work history, include the most relevant and recent jobs dating to
         the past 10-15 years.
      Dedicate more space for recent positions and/or positions more closely related to the position.
      Your experiences section can be separated into different subsections that describe the type of
         experience. For example, you may include a subsection for Public Health Experience to describe
         positions or activities directly related to public health and a subsection for Other Work
         Experience to highlight transferrable skills relevant to this position.
      Military experience can go under this section or under the Skills section. It depends on the type
         of experience you have and/or the skills you gained from your experience. It can also be its own
         section (Military Experience).
      Do not simply cut-and-paste text from your current or past job descriptions that someone else
         has written. Describe your responsibilities in your own words.

In the CV…
      As with the resume, list your experiences in reverse chronological order.
      For the CV, list ALL of your professional experiences, including paid and unpaid positions.
           o As you gain more experience, you may remove undergraduate experiences, but retain
               graduate school experiences.
      Include your title, name of company, location, and dates.
      Provide a short description of the position beginning with a strong action verb.

Leadership Experiences
The Leadership Experiences section should be formatted the same way as the Experiences section. This
is where you want to highlight some of the leadership positions you have taken over the years. This
section can be on both resumes and CVs.

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                                   Make sure this row is lined up.
Alpha Kappa Alpha                                                  September 2012- December 2014
Membership Chair
    Increased membership by 4% through the recruitment process
    Developed programs to welcome new initiates and to foster sisterhood bonds
    Coordinated and led community service projects for 150 member pledge class
    Company or organization where you worked or volunteered.

        This section is not required and the material can go under several other sections.
        Remember leadership doesn’t necessarily need to be a position of authority.

 Research, Presentations, and Publications
 If you are an author on publications, include a publications section. You may also include poster
 presentations, abstracts, and papers accepted for publication here.

 In the Research section of your CV, briefly discuss your research interest. If you participated in any
 research projects, list each project in a “Research Experience” subsection: succinctly describe the aims,
 goals, or objectives of the research. Include your role on the project, the principal investigator’s or
 project director’s name, the funding source, and the start and end dates of the project.

               Bold your name.                                              Title of research.

Frost, J., Kringle, C., Doe, J., & Mouse, M. (2016). Mind Control and the Power Over People: Can We Save
the World? New England Journal of Medicine. 46: 44-56.

                  Name of publication.

        Use the same citation style for all publications.
        Bold your name in the list of authors.
        If you submitted your thesis for publication, then you can add it here.
        This section can be found on both a CV and resume, if applicable.
        Most industry jobs do not care for research sections. This is more for academic positions.

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Honors and Awards
In the Honors and Awards section, include honors or awards relevant to your career track.

                                                                                                         Dates left aligned.
                                      Name of the award/honor.

Big Mack Jack Thesis Award, University of Texas School of Public Health                                                 2016

Bedhead Scholarship, School of Public Health Scholarship                                                        2015, 2016

Psi Chi Honor Society, University of California Los Angeles                                                      2007-2010
                                                                         Name of the company or
 Bold the name of the award.                                             organization that issued the award.

        Include financial aid, only if the funding was at least partially based on merit.
              o This information can also go under the Education section.
        Add scholarships, awards from organizations, awards from schools (both undergraduate and
         graduate), and honor societies.
        If you were awarded anything for a community activity, it can go in this section.
        If the award isn’t well known, you may briefly describe it.
        List in reverse chronological order and include award dates.

Volunteer Work
Volunteer work may be listed under Experiences. However, if you have had a significant role in
community service work, you may want to highlight this in a separate section. Volunteer experiences are

                                                          Bold the organization, just like in
  Girls on the Run                                        the experience section.                                          2014
  Community Organizer, Los Angeles, CA


  Girls on the Run                                                                                    2014
  Community Organizer, Los Angeles, CA
       Assisted in an elementary school with elementary age girls, grades 4-6
       Met twice per week for health and nutritional lessons and regularly competed in 5K races
       Developed a ten week curriculum and running schedule for the girls, suitable for their age and skill
                 Better fits a CV or a resume where
                 you have some additional space.

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           Include any positions held within your volunteer experience.
           Include dates.
           Be wary of adding one day volunteer events. What will you say about it if it’s asked about in an
           Depending on the amount of space available and which document you are creating, you can
            simply list the experience with dates, or list it with the date and a few bullet points describing
            what you did and your role in the organization.
           Format it the same way you did the experience section.

Professional Memberships and Associations
List professional memberships relevant to your career track of field of study. Some examples include:

           Public Health: American Public Health Association; Society of Public Health Education;
            Association of Public Health Nurses; World Public Health Nutritional Association; Texas Public
            Health Association
           Oil and gas: The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers
           Non-profits: National Council of Nonprofits; Young Nonprofit Professionals Network; Society for

                                                                          Dates during which you were a member.

 American Public Health Association, Member                                                                         2016-Current

                                            Professional association name.

           Include membership dates.
           Include any leadership positions you held within the organization.

Hiring managers often scan resumes for specific skills that may be important to the position. Therefore,
this section should be included in a resume and CV.

                                                         No bolding or special characters needed.

            Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word (Advanced), PowerPoint, (Advanced), Excel (Advanced), Access
            Proficient in SPSS (Advanced), STATA (Intermediate), and EPIC (Advanced)
            Fluent in French and conversational in Spanish
            Budget Development and Management
            Grant Writing

                 Group like subjects together. For example: Office, languages, statistics software, etc.

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       Be sure to include any skills highlighted in the job description.
       Be careful about adding soft skills to your resume. They are difficult to quantify in the resume
        and are better suited for the cover letter where you can provide examples.
             o Examples of soft skills are leadership, good work ethic, time-management, etc.
       Add computer skills. These may include Microsoft Office, electronic medical record software, or
        statistical software.
       If you are short on space and there is no mention of Microsoft Office in a job description, you
        may omit this from the resume or CV. At the graduate school level, most employers will expect
        that you can use Office at least at an intermediate level.
       Describe briefly how competent you are in each skill (basic, intermediate, advanced).
       List any non-English language skills and your proficiency (example: Fluent in written and spoken
        Spanish). If you know sign language, include this as well.
       Consider training protocols, budget creation/management, project management, supervision of
        others, and other business management tools that you have gained or used.
       Add any grant writing, health education programming, community service programming,
        communicable disease control, or data analysis skills that you have.

Include relevant professional certifications on both your resume and CV, especially if the position
requires licensure or certification. Certifications can be a standalone section, or combined with another
section (such as skills).

 CPR certified, American Heart Association, expires 2020                                                  Include the date.
 Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, obtained May 2015
                                                                           Accrediting body.

       Include any certifications applicable to your career track field: for instance, first aid or
        laboratory certifications.
       If you have taken a certification exam but have not received the results yet, then you may add
        the expected [date]. If a specified certification is required for a position, the decision to move
        forward with a pending certification will be up to the employer’s human resources department
        and/or hiring manager.
       Include any Texas/other state registered nurse, physician assistant, physician, radiologist
        technician, surgical assistant, or pharmacist’s license numbers if requested on job application.
       If you are applying to a government position that requires a security clearance, you would add
        your clearance level here.

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What NOT to Include on Your Resume or CV
     Age
     Marital status
     Hobbies
     Pictures/photos
     Ethnicity or Visa Status
     Religion
     Objective statement
          o Include this information in a cover letter. If you are concerned that you might need an
               objective statement, talk to someone in the Career Services Office.
     References on the resume itself or the phrase “References available upon request”
          o Always have a list of 3-5 professional references ready on a separate sheet of paper. Use
               the same heading from your resume/CV.
          o Some CVs can include references. If you choose to do so, list references on the last page.

Types of Resumes
     Chronological
         o This is the most common and is preferred by employers. List your experiences in reverse
             chronological order, beginning with the most recent.
     Functional
         o This format groups your experience by skill. It emphasizes transferable skills, rather than
             job history. This is a great option for career changers. It is very different from the typical
             online application, so you may need an unformatted chronological resume to assist you
             in filling out online applications.
     Combination
         o This combines the chronological and functional resume styles. It allows the reader to
             focus on skills and experience over your work history.

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Resume/CV Checklist
Double check your resume and CV for the following components:

       Type: Is this a resume or a CV?

       Contact Information: Is your name, address, phone number, email address, LinkedIn URL, and/or
       website URL centered and on page 1? Is your name and email address listed on consecutive
       pages as a header or footer?

       Education: Is your education first? Do you list both your graduate and undergraduate degrees?
       Do you list locations? Do you list graduation date or expected graduation date?

       Professional Experience: Do you list the organization, position, and location? Do you have strong
       active verbs leading each bullet describing what you do or did at the position? For resumes, are
       you only listing relevant positions?

       Honors/Professional Associations/ Other Awards: Do you have these listed, with dates?

       Volunteer Work: List dates and responsibilities, if you have room.

       Leadership: If this is its own section, be sure to include dates, organization names.

       Visually appealing: Use the zoom out feature in Word or print the document. Is there significant
       white space? Is there too little white space? Did you avoid color? Is it more than one page, if
       so then be sure to add your last name and page number at the top or bottom of each page
       following page 1. Is the text aligned in a visually appealing way?

       Consistency: Did you format dates, headings, text consistently?

       Specificity: Is your resume tailored to a specific job?

       Proofread: Proofread again and have someone else proofread.

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Appendix A: Branding and Name Guidelines
Here is how you should refer to UTHealth School of Public Health:

First reference (“The” is always capitalized):
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
If referring to a specific campus:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in El Paso
(or Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, San Antonio).

Second reference in the same text (note: do not use “The” beforehand):
UTHealth School of Public Health
If referring to a specific campus:
UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas
(or Austin, Brownsville, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio).

Third reference:
School of Public Health
(same guideline as second reference for various campuses)
If the logo is prominently displayed in full on the same page of the document, you may skip the first
reference and go straight to the second reference.

Please avoid using acronyms, especially in external documents of any kind.
(For example, do not use UTSPH, UTHSPH, UTHealthSPH, SPH, UTHSC, UTHSC-H). You may refer to the
university as UTHealth on second reference after first referring to it as The University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston. Please do not use UTHSC. Please refer to the school as “UTHealth School of
Public Health” as it’s short name.)

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Appendix B: Action Verbs
                                          40. Reconciled                                80. Revitalized
You took charge:                          41. Reduced                                   81. Simplified
1. Chaired                                42. Yielded                                   82. Standardized
2. Controlled                                                                           83. Streamlined
3. Coordinated                            You increased revenue or                      84. Strengthened
4. Executed                               satisfaction:                                 85. Updated
5. Headed                                 43. Accelerated                               86. Upgraded
6. Operated                               44. Achieved                                  87. Transformed
7. Orchestrated                           45. Advanced
8. Organized                              46. Amplified                                 You managed a team:
9. Oversaw                                47. Boosted                                   88. Aligned
10. Planned                               48. Capitalized                               89. Cultivated
11. Produced                              49. Delivered                                 90. Directed
12. Programmed                            50. Enhanced                                  91. Enabled
                                          51. Expanded                                  92. Facilitated
You envisioned a project:                 52. Expedited                                 93. Fostered
13. Administered                          53. Furthered                                 94. Guided
14. Built                                 54. Gained                                    95. Hired
15. Charted                               55. Generated                                 96. Inspired
16. Created                               56. Improved                                  97. Mentored
17. Designed                              57. Lifted                                    98. Mobilized
18. Developed                             58. Maximized                                 99. Motivated
19. Devised                               59. Outpaced                                  100. Recruited
20. Founded                               60. Stimulated                                101. Regulated
21. Engineered                            61. Sustained                                 102. Shaped
22. Established                                                                         103. Supervised
23. Formalized                            You changed or improved                       104. Taught
24. Formed                                something:                                    105. Trained
25. Formulated                            62. Centralized                               106. Unified
26. Implemented                           63. Clarified                                 107. United
27. Incorporated                          64. Converted
28. Initiated                             65. Customized                                You brought in funding:
29. Instituted                            66. Influenced                                108. Acquired
30. Introduced                            67. Integrated                                109. Forged
31. Launched                              68. Merged                                    110. Navigated
32. Pioneered                             69. Modified                                  111. Negotiated
33. Spearheaded                           70. Overhauled                                112. Partnered
                                          71. Redesigned                                113. Secured
You saved the company                     72. Refined
money:                                    73. Refocused                                 You supported customers:
34. Conserved                             74. Rehabilitated                             114. Advised
35. Consolidated                          75. Remodeled                                 115. Advocated
36. Decreased                             76. Reorganized                               116. Arbitrated
37. Deducted                              77. Replaced                                  117. Coached
38. Diagnosed                             78. Restructured                              118. Consulted
39. Lessened                              79. Revamped                                  119. Educated

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120. Fielded                                                                             164. Delegated
121. Informed                              You communicated:                             165. Dispatched
122. Resolved                              143. Authored                                 166. Enforced
                                           144. Briefed                                  167. Ensured
You did research:                          145. Campaigned                               168. Inspected
123. Analyzed                              146. Co-authored                              169. Itemized
124. Assembled                             147. Composed                                 170. Monitored
125. Assessed                              148. Conveyed                                 171. Screened
126. Audited                               149. Convinced                                172. Scrutinized
127. Calculated                            150. Corresponded                             173. Verified
128. Discovered                            151. Counseled
129. Evaluated                             152. Critiqued                                You achieved something:
130. Examined                              153. Defined                                  174. Attained
131. Explored                              154. Documented                               175. Awarded
132. Forecasted                            155. Edited                                   176. Completed
133. Identified                            156. Illustrated                              177. Demonstrated
134. Interpreted                           157. Lobbied                                  178. Earned
135. Investigated                          158. Persuaded                                179. Exceeded
136. Mapped                                159. Promoted                                 180. Outperformed
137. Measured                              160. Publicized                               181. Reached
138. Qualified                             161. Reviewed                                 182. Showcased
139. Quantified                                                                          183. Succeeded
140. Surveyed                              You oversaw:                                  184. Surpassed
141. Tested                                162. Authorized                               185. Targeted
142. Tracked                               163. Blocked

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Example 1                       1234 PARK AVENUE, ANYW HERE, TX 00000
                     PHONE 123 456 7899 • E-MAIL SPHCAREERSERVICES@UTH.TMC.EDU


       2017                    Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
       Austin, TX              The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
                               School of Public Health in Austin
                               GPA: 3.97

       2010                    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
       Dallas, TX              Southern Methodist University
                               GPA: 3.78


       2016                    Student Health 101 Health Promotion Award, American College Health Foundation
       2016                    Colorado Action for Healthy People Achievement Award, Centers for Disease Control
       2006-2010               Dean’s List
       2012                    Student Class President, Southern Methodist University

   January 2016 – Current
       Manager, Office of Health Promotion
       The University of Texas- Austin
       Austin, Texas
                Conduct annual reviews and manage departmental resources
                Recruit, hire, and train a staff of over ten employees
                Develop and implement population-based assessments of student health status, needs, and
                Conduct environmental assessments of health and wellness needs and resources for campus
                Manage social media and website for department

   August 2015 – May 2017
        Graduate Assistant, Wellness Center
        The University of Texas
        Austin, Texas
                Conducted primary research to inform Wellness Office programs and initiatives
                Designed and implemented evaluation tools using STATA and SPSS
                Engineered an evidence-based program series focused on the dangers of binge drinking, safe
                   sex, and mental health
                Mentored a team of 4-6 undergraduate ambassadors
                Enhanced and managed all marketing for the Wellness Center

   September 2013 – December 2015
        Health Promotions Specialist
        Plus One Health Management
        Austin, Texas
                Evaluated the client’s culture, wellness needs, and objectives,
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                 Sustained a successful health management program by engaging client satisfaction
                 Assessed population needs to develop over 30 new programs for the department
                 Collaborated with various stakeholders to create programs and to produce marketing and social
                  media productions to enhance turnout at events

 April 2015 – Current
       American Lung Association
       Austin, Texas
                Correspond with donors to raise funds for the American Lung Association
                Assist in organizing events and walks for fundraising efforts

 September 2015-May 2017
     Secretary, School of Public Health Student Association
     UTHealth School of Public Health
     Austin, Texas
              Recorded minutes and served as a member of the executive board for two years
              Collaborated with students and peers from across the state

 June 2010- January 2016
      Texas Suicide Prevention
      Austin and Dallas, Texas
                 Trained to receive phone calls from individuals in crisis

                Spanish (Fluent)
                French (Conversational)
                HTML (Intermediate)
                Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel (Advanced)
                STATA (Intermediate), SPSS (Intermediate)
                Certified Health Education Specialist
                Certified Basic Life Support (expires 5/2020)

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CV Example 1
                                                Jerry Golden
                Any Street, Anywhere, TX 00000 | (555) 555-5555 |

 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
 School of Public Health — Houston, Texas
 Doctor of Philosophy                                                                                                        2016
 Major: Behavioral Science
 Minors: Biostatics and Epidemiology
 Thesis: “The Reality of Dreams: What Do Dreams Teach Us and How They Impact Our Health”

 Rice University — Houston,                                                                                                  2010
 Master of Science
 Major: Psychology

 The University of Texas at Austin — Austin, Texas                                                                           2004
 Bachelor of Science
 Major: Sociology
 Minor: Anthropology and Biology

 Research Coordinator — UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas
 Behavioral and Brain Sciences Department, Dallas, Texas                                                     June 2016-current

       Spearhead writing a seven-year $350,000 grant for the project
       Conceptualize research problems and analytic solutions
       Supervise two graduate research assistants and four undergraduate research assistants
       Lead data collection from participants

 Behavioral Science Research Assistant — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
 Community Based Studies Department, Houston, Texas                            December 2011-May 2016

       Assisted with participant tracking and recruitment over multiple study sites
       Oversaw daily data entry and preparation for clients
       Formalized organization systems to keep data for dream cessation study data

 Behavioral Sciences I & II Teaching Assistant — UTHealth School of Public Health
 Behavioral Science Department, Houston, Texas                                    August 2014 - May 2016

       Lectured two graduate level courses: Behavioral Sciences I and II
       Tutored graduate students in individual settings
       Graded midterm exams for students
       Answered student questions via email
       Helped maintain course Canvas documents

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Golden, J., Murray, & D.,Frost, R. (June 2015). Comparing the dreams and exercise of twelve to sixteen year
olds. In E. Young (Chair), ABC XYZ. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting for the Society for Health
Research, Los Angeles, CA. 46(9): 44-56.

Golden, J., Murray, & D.,Frost, R. (July 2013). Drug prevention in today’s youth: Exploring sleeping pill
addiction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.
47(2): 13-25.

Professional Memberships
American Public Health Association (APHA) – Member                                                                  2011-current
Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education                                                       2011-current
Community Campus Partnerships for Health                                                                                   2012

Selected Awards
UTHealth School of Public Health, Award for Excellence in Research                                                     2014-2016
Sam Houston State University Summer Research Award                                                                          2015
Rice University Sociology Research Award                                                                                    2010

Manuscript Reviewer
Health Services Research                                                                                            2016-current
Journal of Sleep Therapy                                                                                            2015-current

SPSS (advanced), STATA (advanced), and SAS (beginner)
Microsoft Office: Word (advanced), PowerPoint (advanced), Excel (advanced), Access (intermediate)
Proficient in EPIC and Cerner systems
Bilingual in Spanish and Italian, conversational in Mandarin

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CV Example 2
                                                     Jane Doe
                                1200 Pressler Street | Houston, Texas 77030
                      713-000-0000 | |


Expected 2019          Doctor of Philosophy in Healthcare Management
                       University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
                       School of Public Health at Dallas
                       Dallas, Texas
                       Dissertation: “Using Electronic Health Records to Improve the Care of Diabetic Patients
                       in a Remote Area of West Texas”

2014                   Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences
                       Boston University, School of Public Health
                       Boston, Massachusetts

2012                   Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude
                       University of Chicago, University of Arts and Sciences
                       Chicago, Illinois


July 2017-June 2018    Using Electronic Health Records to Improve the Care of Diabetic Patients in a Remote
                       Area of West Texas
                       Funded By: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
                       AHRQ Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program (1R36-HS00000)
                       Goal: The primary aim of this research is to evaluate the benefits and pitfalls of using
                       electronic health records and personal health records to monitor the treatment of
                       patients with Type 2 diabetes in a remote area of West Texas.
                       Award Amount: $40,000
                       Role: Principal Investigator (Faculty Mentor: Joe Grant, PhD)

Honors and Awards

2016                   Best Student Poster Award, American Public Health Association (APHA)

2014                   Rising Star Award, Student of the Year
                       Department of Community Health Sciences
                       Boston University, School of Public Health

2013-2014              Member, Delta Omega Honor Society, Boston University, School of Public Health


April 2015-current     Research Manager
                       Internal Medicine Department
                       University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

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                          o      Responsible for developing clinical and organizational strategies
                          o      Coordinate day-to-day activities of clinical research protocols
                          o      Maintain clinical records and regulatory documents
                          o      Renew and update protocols in compliance with Institutional Review Board
                          o      Collaborate with multiple principal investigators on NIH funded studies and on-
                                 boarding research staff
                          o      Manage process improvement in project operations
                          o      Create standardized processes to evaluate and maintain specimen collection
                          o      Recruit volunteers and interns to enter data

May-Aug 2015              Summer Research Associate
                          School of Health Administration and Policy and Department of Economics
                          Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
                          o Managed and conducted statistical analysis for multiple research projects related
                               to the community hospitals in the Tempe area
                          o Conducted statistical analysis and developed summary reports for annual survey of
                               state-licensed physicians and presented summary to Arizona Council for Graduate
                               Council of Graduate Medical Education

Jan 2012-May 2014         Behavioral Sciences Graduate Assistant
                          Department of Community Health
                          Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
                          o Assisted with the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of potential students
                          o Collaborated with various research projects, including recruiting volunteers,
                              entering and analyzing data
                          o Met monthly with faculty, staff, and administrators to help prepare for the
                              upcoming CEPH accreditation

Publications              Doe, J, Frost, J., Jack, B., Smith, S. & Fuller, T. (2016). The Effect on Patient Care in Not-
                          For-Profit Health Systems. Journal of Health Care Finance, 34(1):00-11.

                          Smith, S., Doe, J, & Frost, T. (2016). Is Patient Care Better in Smaller Settings: An
                          Analysis. Academic Medicine, 11(1):55-88.

                          Doe, J, Frost, J., Jack, B., Smith, S. and Fuller, T. (2015). The Future of Healthcare:
                          Doctors in Training. Medical Care, 47(1):00-23.

Presentations             Smith, S. and Jane Doe (2016). Patterns seen in Medical Doctors in Today’s Hospitals: Do
                          We Need to Worry? Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Minneapolis. August

                          Doe, J. and Jack Frost (2016). “Community Hospital Serving the Underserved.” Oral
                          Presentation, American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare
                          Leadership, Chicago. March 2016.

Skills & Certifications
                           o      Computer: Microsoft Suite (Advanced), HTML (Intermediate), EPIC (Advanced)
                           o      Statistical: STATA (Advanced), SPSS (Advanced), R (Intermediate)
                           o      Language Skills: American Sign Language (Intermediate), Spanish (Conversational)
                           o      Certified in Basic Life Support (expires May 2020)
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                                                            Example 2
Nisha Tomorrow
555-555-5555 | | 1234 State Street, Anywhere, Texas 12345

Master of Science in Epidemiology                                                                                           2016
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Public Health
Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Dental Surgery                                                                                                  2012
Maharashtra University of Health Science

Graduate Research Assistant, Epidemiology Department                                        Oct 2014- May 2016
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
     Conduct literature reviews and host weekly journal meetings with staff and faculty of nearby universities
     Develop study protocols and survey instruments using R and STRATA
     Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, physicians, nurses, social workers, and
     Assist with the creation of study documents, progress reports, and manuscripts

Project Coordinator                                                                       Sept 2012- July 2014
“Dental Cart” (an e-commerce website for dental products) Mumbai, India
     Attended client meetings regarding the launch and communicated project information to the various
     Directed, organized, and managed over seven ongoing projects at one time
     Trained, supervised, and tracked the progress and quality of work done by the interns

Intern                                                                                     May 2012 - Aug 2012
Indian Dental Association (IDA), Mumbai, India
     Assisted in the successful delivery of Federation Dentaire Internationale, an international dental
     Collaborated with registrations team on marketing and registration efforts
     Developed a clinical research fellowship course by IDA
     Organized various dental camps and other high volume impact community service by partnering with
        IDA’s National Health Program’s team

Research Experience
Terna Dental College Department of Public Health                                      Aug 2013-Current
Navi Mumbai, India
    Ongoing cross sectional questionnaire based survey on ”Knowledge and Management of Traumatic
       Dental Injuries among School Teachers in Mumbai”

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      Head of Social Committee, Students’ Society of Global Health, UTHealth School of
       Public Health                                                                                                 2015-2016
      Co-Treasurer, Terna Dental College Student Council                                                            2011-2012

Volunteer Experience
      Volunteer, Smile Around the World                                                                             2014-2014
           o Conducted dental screening camps for various schools
      Volunteer, Cancer Detection and Oral Detection Camp, World No Tobacco Day                                    March 2014
           o Screened nearly 50 patients and conducted tobacco addiction counseling for
              chronic users
      Volunteer, Equal Streets Movement, World Oral Health Day                                                       May 2013
           o Performed in a street play on prevention of dental concerns and its ill concerns
           o Held free dental checkups and oral hygiene awareness checks for over 70 patients

Skills & Certification

      Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook (Advanced)
      STATA (Intermediate)
      R (Intermediate)
      Dental and oral hygiene
      Hindi (Native)
      Spanish (Advanced)
      Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) (expires 2018)
       TeamSTEPPS (achieved April 2017)

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Appendix D: The ATS Acceptable Resume
What is an ATS?
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is software that allows for the electronic handling of recruitment
needs. It works like an online resume database to help companies streamline their hiring process. Up to
75% of resumes are never seen by a representative. An ATS looks for keywords the employer thinks are
important and may rank those applications higher. A resume created to work with an ATS should be
formatted so the system can recognize the text in the document. Common applicant tracking systems
include iCIMS, Bullhorn and Ascendify. Some systems like Taleo can accept either a DOC or PDF. ATS are
seen in all facets of industry—from for-profit, non-profit, and government entities.

When should I use an ATS resume?
This resume is best utilized when applying for full time positions through an online HR system. You
should have multiple resumes created. Keep a nicely formatted version of your resume to use when
attending job fairs and networking events and when attaching your resume to an application. An ATS
resume should be a simple unformatted version of your resume. Similar to a regular resume, you should
tweak your ATS resume for each position to which you apply.

         Save as a Word 97-2007 DOC, not a PDF or DOCX
         Use simple headings
         Avoid color and special fonts
         Write out everything in reverse chronological order
         Include the abbreviations as well as writing out the words, ie. Master of Science (MS)
         Match keywords from the job description to which you ARE APPLYING in each resume
              o Project manager may not be read the same as program manager, pay attention to
                  what’s in the description
         ALWAYS spellcheck, use proper punctuation and capitalization, and thoroughly edit your
          resume. The ATS cannot recognize misspelled words.
         Upload the document vs. copy and pasting when given the option

    Underline words within your resume
    Put your contact information in a header or footer
    Use page numbers
    Use templates
         o Avoid using tables within the resume
    Use a career objective section
         o You should have a skills section
    Use special characters or accented words- even in your name
    Add your degree after your name

If you want to try out your resume, one resource on the web is This has not
been verified by an HR department, but it is a free resource that will allow you to gauge how ATS will
view your resume.

Information gathered from: The Muse, UIC Office of Career Services, Resume Genius, Baylor HR, Jobscan blog, and LinkedIn.

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