Seven Common Segments Of A Resume

Jan 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

Your resume is your most important calling card in your job search. At Healthcare IS we review hundreds of resumes regularly and have outlined the seven most evident segments found on the resumes we evaluate. Continue reading below to discover what these segments are and how you can best utilize them.

Contact Information

Be sure to always include phone and email contact information. We have often times seen information in the small print of this segment misspelled or phone numbers incorrect, be sure to double check everything before hitting send.

It’s also common practice to include your address on your resume but we believe for safety and security that all you need to include is your current city and state. In addition, make sure your voicemail message is professional. A message that is too casual can create a negative impression.

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Career Objective

You may choose to list or not list your career objective. If your objective doesn't match the recruiter's needs, you may miss out on a golden opportunity. However, a clearly stated career objective can help your recruiter find your ideal career match.

Summary Statement 

Your summary should be brief. 

1)  Include your title and years of experience. 

2)  List pertinent skills. 

3)  Discuss your character traits or work style.  


"Financial Accountant with over 10 years’ experience with two Fortune 500 companies. Technical skills include P&L, budgeting, forecasting and variance reporting. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Self-starter who approaches every project in a detailed, analytical manner."

Professional Experience

List each position held in reverse chronological order, dating back at least ten years. If you held multiple positions within the same company, list them all to show advancement and growth. The body of each position description should describe your responsibilities and accomplishments.

12 Accomplishments Employers Want To See

  • Increased revenues
  • Saved money
  • Increased efficiencies
  • Cut overhead
  • Increased sales
  • Improved workplace safety
  • Purchasing accomplishments
  • New products/new lines
  • Improved record keeping process
  • Increased productivity
  • Successful advertising campaign
  • Effective budgeting

Other Components

Include education, professional training, affiliations, licenses, technical skills and languages. If you belong to any associations, like American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists or ASHP, be sure to include these as well.

Personal Information

Do not include personal information such as marital status.

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