The resume is a brief summary of your education, experiences, activities and accomplishments. Your main goal must be to highlight your strongest assets and skills in order to distinguish yourself from other highly qualified applicants. Best to tailor the resume to the type of position you seek. Not to be underscored is the opportunity to market yourself to prospective employers, graduate school and professional school programs. Since the average recruiter spends six seconds scanning a resume, you need to be succinct, relevant and most importantly target the audience. The resume is not a biography, but a marketing tool. And you are the product!
Resume Writing Tips
Source: Harvard Business School Resumes & Cover Letters; Harvard University Undergraduate Resource Series: Resumes & Cover Letters