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RESUME RUBRIC

STUDENT: EVALUATOR: Date: Total Score:

Criteria FORMATTING Goal: To ensure your resume is easily read and appears polished. Style/Appearance and Tone

3 (Exceeds)

2 (Meets)

1 (Poor)

Comments

Score

Fills one page without overcrowding Margins are acceptable Font style & size is readable Formatting is consistent Relevant info appears on the top of the page Section headings reflect content Resume is targeted to internship, job or program Easy to read

Page appears crowded, but doesnt exceed one page Order of information presented is consistent within sections Information is only presented once Margins are acceptable Font is sized appropriately (10 or 12pt) and is readable Less than two formatting errors

Exceeds one page Does not fill majority of one page Order of information is inconsistent Margins are less than inch or more than 1 inch Same information is presented multiple times Font style is unreadable Text size is not between 10 and 12 Hard to read

Grammar/ Vocabulary

Error-free spelling Error-free punctuation Error-free spacing Grammar is appropriate (e.g. verb tense, pronouns).

Contains 1 or 2 minor errors (punctuation or spacing) Has a pattern of a single error (e.g. some bullets have periods, some do not) There are 1-3 errors in spelling, punctuation, or capitalization in the resume.

Resume contains 3 or more individual errors Has a pattern of 2 or more of the same type of error

Mechanics (Spelling, Punctuation/ Capitalization)

There are no errors in spelling, punctuation, or capitalization in the resume.

There are more than 4 errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization in the resume.

CONTENT Goal: To ensure resume includes all necessary information Contact Information

Includes name, address, email, phone Name stands out on the resume Provides professional email

Includes name, street address, email, phone Name does not stand out Email used is too casual This section does not include clearly defined information related to the intended career field. Entries are in reverse chronological order Places of work are included for each position but not location, dates and titles. Entries have a pattern of one type of error (e.g. locations are omitted) Action verbs are weak Verb tense is incorrect Bullets are not concise or direct and do not indicate impact Bullets are written in complete sentences

Missing name, email, address, email, or phone number Email used is inappropriate or unprofessional

Experience Section

This section is well defined and information related to the intended career field. Entries are in reverse chronological order Organization name, position title, location, & dates are included Bullets begin with strong action verbs and are in correct verb tense Personal pronouns are omitted Bullets are concise, direct, & indicate impact/accomplishments Results are quantified This section could be split into related and other experience. Entries are in reverse chronological order Degree is spelled out Major(s) (if declared) and graduation year Course work listed is relevant Each institution includes name, location, & dates If listed, GPA is in correct format Honors and/or scholarships listed and include dates (may be in separate section)

This section is not well defined and there is no order to the descriptions of each position. Entries are not in reverse chronological order No locations and dates of employment are listed Bullets are written in complete sentences Verb tense is incorrect Bullets are wordy, vague, or do not indicate impact/accomplishments Descriptions are not detailed and offer no illustration of what was done Irrelevant or outdated information listed Entries are not in reverse chronological order Incorrect degree listed Graduation date not listed Each institution attended does not include name, location, dates If listed, GPA in not in correct format Honors and/or scholarships not listed correctly Irrelevant high school information listed Items are wordy Items are vague or irrelevant No level of proficiency is indicated for language or computer skills

Education Section

Degree is abbreviated Each institution attended includes name, location, dates If listed, GPA is in correct format Honors and/or scholarships listed and dated

Skills/Interests/ Languages/ Certifications (optional)

Listings are relevant to position Listings are concise Level of proficiency is indicated for skill-based (language, technology)

N/A