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At INL your safety and welfare are our top priority. We’re particularly mindful of this during COVID. We’re still actively hiring, and are adapting our travel, visitor and hiring processes to COVID conditions.
In a challenging global work environment that changes on a day-to-day basis, we support remote work strategies maximizing employee well-being, collaboration, and productivity. For the most up-to-date info on what the lab is doing to protect against COVID, visit https://inl.gov/covid.

Tips for Resume Writing

*This guide is intended to provide suggestions and tips for submitting resumes. It is not intended as a requirement for submitting resumes for open positions with Idaho National Laboratory.

  • Understand the position description (PD) and use key words in your resume.
  • Each resume you submit should be tailored to the position description.
  • Use precision and be concise
  • Be sure to carefully proofread your resume

There are many ways to write a resume
  • Typically, a resume is no shorter than one full page but no longer than two full pages (corporate executives, Ph.D. & post doctorates are exceptions).
  • 10-12 point, readable font.
  • Use bullet points, not paragraphs.
  • Place your most impressive, pertinent information at the top. (Example: If you have more related work experience than education, put work experience on the top).
  • Do not include a photo: It is illegal in the United States for an employer to consider certain factors in hiring decisions, such as age, race, gender, national origin or disabilities; a photo may provide insight to this information and leave the employer vulnerable to a discrimination claim.

What should be included in your resume? Contact Information
  • Make sure information is accurate and current.
  • Name, Address, Telephone Number, E-mail Address (you can include websites if applicable).
Summary of Qualifications
  • Include: three to five concise sentences.
  • Each qualification should be a short summary of your most pertinent experience and qualifications customized for the position.
Education Section
  • Include: Schools you have attended, city, state and date of graduation (date is optional, and if included, should be actual or anticipated), degree(s) earned, and grade-point average (GPA) if over 3.0.
  • General Rule: Use the last 10 years of experience or only directly relevant experience if older than 10 years.
  • Use action verbs to start each bullet point: managed, processed, recovered, delegated, etc.
  • Include: company or organization, position title you held, location, dates of employment, and responsibilities in three to five bullet points.
  • Quantify your accomplishments.
Optional Sections
  • Include: Organizational involvement, certificates, trainings, continuing education programs, volunteer/community work, academic honors – dean’s list, scholarships, and professional skills.
  • Save your resume as a PDF before submitting. This will ensure the format stays the same once it’s uploaded. If you need help, see LINK
  • Click on “Apply Now” and click the bullet for “upload new resume” and continue
  • Click on “browse.”
  • Find your resume in PDF form and click “upload” and continue