The US professional resume is 1 paged.
The sections on your resume can be:
1) Header: name, address, phone number, mail, web page or LinkedIn page whichever you prefer
2) Education (schools, degrees, relevant coursework)
3) Experience (professional projects, academic projects, other projects)
4) Skills (including soft skills)
5) Interests & activities
The section that includes details about your 'Experiences' (professional experiences, academic projects, research projects/experiences, other projects) is 50% or more of your 1 paged resume. Any competitions where you won award/prize as well as any professional memberships that you might have can also be included.
Hope this helps.
Here are some links that helped me with shaping my resume:
Powerful action verbs:
To build a resume you first want to start with a template which you can find through Google or Microsoft Word. I would say to use a chronological template and input your career, school, relevant activities, certifications, and skills. Once completed I would advise taking it to career services to get feedback in order to have the most competitive resume.
Resumes are very important as you never get a second time to make a first impression. Take a look at various free template to develop your draft. As a student, some options is to visit your school career center, if available. Once you have developed your resume seek feedback to enhance your terminology. A great tool is to align wording with job requirements; therefore you may need to adjust your resume wording based on the position you are seeking.
I am going to assume that this is going to be your first resume.
Here is some information you will need to put on your first resume and hope this helps you!
• Contact Information
o Full Name
o Mobile Phone Number
o Home Address
o Link to your LinkedIn Profile or any professional accounts you may have that will support your job that you are trying to apply for.
• Helpful tip: Use a professional email vs a personal email.
o Ex: John.Smith vs J49ersfanforever5rings
• Previous work experience
• Extra-Curricular Activities
o Sports, academic clubs’, music
The site below offers a free guide to writing a resume. You can use sample resumes on Microsoft Office Word document.
Ibraheem recommends the following next steps:
There are many resources you can use to create a resume. I suggest gathering all of your accomplishments, experiences, GPA, and other school-related things together and look for a template related to your major. Sometimes schools provide templates that they suggest and they also have various resume reviewers and assistance that is very helpful. As long as you have all the information and describe your experience well and transfer the skills to the jobs you are applying for - it will work out perfectly.