The list is divided into sections, just like your resume, to group the related headers together for easy reference.

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How to turn your CV into a Resume

Objectives, Summaries and Goals

Career Goal
Objective
Career Objective
Employment Objective
Professional Objective
Summary
Career Summary
Professional Summary
Summary of Qualifications

Work and Employment

Employment History
Work History
Work Experience
Experience
Professional Experience
Professional Background
Additional Experience
Career Related Experience
Related Experience
[Industry] Experience – replace [Industry] with the name of yours, such as ‘Accounting Experience’
Freelance
Freelance Experience
Army Experience
Military Experience
Military Background

Education and Training

Academic Background
Academic Experience
Programs
Courses
Related Courses
Education
Educational Background
Educational Qualifications
Educational Training
Education and Training
Training
Academic Training
Professional Training
Course Project Experience
Related Course Projects
Internship Experience
Internships
Apprenticeships
College Activities
Certifications
Special Training

Extra-curricular

Activities and Honors
Affiliations
Professional Affiliations
Associations
Professional Associations
Memberships
Professional Memberships
Athletic Involvement
Community Involvement
Civic Activities
Extra-Curricular Activities
Professional Activities
Volunteer Work
Volunteer Experience

Skills, Expertise and Proficiencies

Credentials
Qualifications
Areas of Experience
Areas of Expertise
Areas of Knowledge
Skills
Career Related Skills
Professional Skills
Specialized Skills
Technical Skills
Computer Skills
Computer Knowledge
Software (as in, ‘software you are familiar with’)
Technologies
Technical Experience
Proficiencies
Languages
Language Competencies and Skills
Programming Languages

Achievements and Accomplishments

Licenses
Presentations
Conference Presentations
Conventions
Dissertations
Exhibits
Papers
Publications
Professional Publications
Research
Research Grants
Research Projects
Current Research Interests
Thesis / Theses

Awards and Recognition

Honors
Academic Honors
Accolades
Endorsements
Achievements
Accomplishments
Awards
Distinctions
Fellowships
Scholarships

Credibility and Proof

Portfolio
References
Testimonials
Recommendations
Web Portfolio
Writing Samples – as in, ‘where to find them’
Websites – as in, ‘Created’ or ‘Designed’)
Social Media Profiles

Status

Availability – as in, ‘when I will be available’ if you’re currently unavailable (e.g. student) but need to apply in advance

Bonus

Did you notice that the following weren’t in the list?

Hobbies
Interests
Personal Interests
Miscellaneous

That’s because none of these sections should appear on your resume unless you have a very specific reason to add them, and I don’t mean ‘as filler to make it a whole page.’

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--Jacob Share