Writing a Resume Highlights, Certifications, Awards, References

Appropriate and specific information describing your References, Certifications, interests, publications, Awards... -in short, highlights from your CV that should generate enthusiasm in the reader for more detailed information about you- should be included.

List and briefly describe every exceptional acknowledgment you have gotten, including study community support, academic awards, professional awards, group and institutional administration, athletic awards, departmental awards, scholar and fellowships awards.

For example, if you have complete all educational modules of Weight Management Specialty Certification and you belong to a group of experienced health and fitness certified professionals, you should highlight the most important skills either know how to plan diets for overweight patients as being an expert in BMI chart for women or personal trainer for high performance athletes.

Don't list secondary school achievements or awards since they might diminish the importance of graduate successes. If, however, you have significant high school achievements or recompenses you want to highlight, discuss with with your scholarly counsel, teacher or guide whether or not to include them.

If you choose to include references on your resume, list only the names and titles of individuals you have asked to write recommendations for you. If appropriate, you may simply indicate one of the following on your resume:

  1. Placement credentials available from the name of the institution or the name of the appropriate office
  2. References available upon request

Resume Highlights Samples by Career Field

Resume Certifications

Animal Care and Service
  • CPR/AED Certified 2010 from Kaplan Career Institute
Customer Service
  • Forklift Certified
  • Issued by: Cabinet Door Service
  • Issued: 10/2006 Date Expires: 08/2014
Telecommunications and wireless Customer Service
  • CompTIA A+ Certified
Automotive and Motor Vehicles
  • ASE - Diesel Engines
  • CAT - 07 Acert engines, Acert engines, C7, Expert Tech
  • Cummins - Celect, B series, ISB, ISX, ISM, N14, Insite, EGR, Diagnostic Proficiency
  • Freightliner oem training and schools for brakes and electrical
  • U.S. Army: Primary mos 63B light wheel mechanic, Secondary mos 63J quartermaster equipment repairer
Science Technician
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Oct 2013-Present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Feb 2013-Present
  • Instructor, BLS Nov 2013-Present
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist Oct 2013-Present
  • Licensed RCP Oct 2013-Present
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist Oct 2013-Present
Inside Sales
  • Certified Personal Trainer for the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Clinical Psychology
  • Certified California Clinical Psychologist
  • California Board of Psychology
  • California, United States
  • Certificate of Achievement: Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery (August 2008)
  • American Red Cross Association CPR Certification, December 2015 (valid for 2 yrs)
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance Bloodborne Pathogens - FY 2016 (December 2015)
  • Certified in CPR and AED every two years.
  • Certified in Crisis Intervention Training.
Nursing Case Manager
  • ICU certified
  • ACLS certified
  • Graduated 2006 Foothill High School Henderson NV
  • Certificate of Completion College Of Southern Nevada OH 102B Introduction of floral design, Henderson NV.
  • Phil Rulloda School of Floral Design Advanced Floral design, Anaheim CA.
Assembler and Fabricator
  • I have had 40 hour Hazmat Training
  • Numerous fork truck certificates
  • Confined Space entry and attendant training
  • D.O.T. Training for placards
  • Leasing Fundamentals, Fair Housing , Bond Certification, Medical Assistant
  • Participated in 7th Health Asia Conference on Quality in Healthcare-2011 held at Expo Center Karachi, Sindh Pakistan.
  • Participated in First E-Health Conference held at Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan January 23-24,2010.
  • Participated in Workshop on " How To Build A Telehealth Program" held at Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan January 23-24,2010.
Dental Assistance
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Current CPR Certification
  • C.P.R. Certified
  • Certificate in Dental Assisting

Resume Awards

Account payable / receivable
  • Best Manager - Bangalore University
  • Best Newcomer - Accenture
  • Good Samaritan (Quality) - Accenture
  • 3 Quarterly Achievements - Thomson Reuters
Administrative Assistant
  • Recognition Award for key role played in securing Consolidated Co-Funded Marketing Program Management Software Group, Retail Store Solution and ISV Developer Relations
  • Recognition award of proposal team's achievement for IBM Partner Rewards Remarketer
  • Maritz Canada
  • First Place Children's Wear Collection, High School of Fashion Industries Fall Collection Competition 2012
  • Golden Needle, High School of Fashion Industries Annual Fashion Show 2012
  • First Place Shoe Design, High School of Fashion Industries New York City Shoe Design Competition 2012
  • Best Bridal Wear Design, High School of Fashion Industries Kate Middleton Wedding Dress Design 2011
  • Fashion Illustrator of the Year, High School of Fashion Industries 2011
Bank Executive
  • Won Bronze Ovation and Spot Ovation from Group head for high productivity and managing high volumes within SLA.
  • Nominated for Silver Ovation by my Line Manager for excelling the designated responsibilities.
Hair Stylist and Hairdresser
  • Received 2nd place in Salon Fair creating a full look from head to toe including makeup
  • 1st place for recreating a full look from a magazine within an hour
Business Administration
  • Management Award for supervision of merchandising team at Macy's.
Database Development and Administration
  • Signal Corps Regimental Association Bronze Order of Mercury
  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal - 2nd Award
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Joint Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal - 4th Award
  • Army Achievement Medal - 4th Award
Call Center
  • Received two Silver star Awards and trophy for outstanding leadership and achieving my goals.
Dental Assistance
  • Dental Assistant of the week
  • President's Award
  • Director's Award
  • Most Outstanding student Award
Adult Literacy
  • Labour Cost Management for District Marek Hospitality 2011
  • Regional Manager for District Morrison Healthcare Food Services 2009
  • Maine Association of Broadcasters, 1st Place, Spot News - Kenduskeag River Rescue (2005)
  • WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8, Enterprise Reporter of the Month (June 2006)
Concession and Refreshment
  • The Ryan Wells Humanitarian Award
  • The Ryan Wells Excellence in Culinary Arts Award
  • The Eagle Scout Award
Diet and Nutrition
  • Perkinelmer Fluid Sciences Scholarship Award for Women in Science, 2007.
HR Generalist
  • Recipient of the Alaska Spirit Award - HR Division, December 2007 and December 2010
  • Employee Recognition Award - October 2008
  • Perform duties in accordance with established policies and procedures while giving primary consideration to personnel and aircraft safety.
  • Interact daily with production supervisors regarding maintenance activities to ensure airworthiness and taking the initiative in stressful situations.
  • Provided guidance for any apprentice working within maintenance activity.
  • Met or exceeded all performance goals, due to strong troubleshooting and time-management skills.
School Librarian
  • Recipient of Donors Choose Grants (2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Recipient of Picturing America Grant (2008)
  • Recipient of LSTA Collection Development Grant (2010)
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (3)
  • Army Achievement Medal (2)
  • Army Good Conduct Medal (6)
Nursing Aide and Attendant
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Good Conduct Medical, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Marksman 9mm Ribbon.
Performing Artist
  • Scott Henderson Memorial Scholarship
  • Cerritos College: April 2013
  • Instrument: Piano
  • Principal's Honor Roll
  • Cerritos College Fall 2011-Spring 2013

Resume Affiliations

Financial Analyst
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society - Dean’s List
  • Financial Management Association - Golden Key International Honor Society
Office Assistant
  • Member, American Dental Assistants Association
Social Sciences
  • 2005-2007 Member of National Association of Social Workers
Installation and Repair
  • Journeyman member in good standing of Local 300 in Fargo, North Dakota since 2008. Attended and completed Apprenticeship program that included training in Heating and Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Pipefitting and Welding. Was chosen to represent the Local in the HVAC part of the Apprenticeship competition in Brooklyn Park, MN.
Science Technician
  • Member #9644880, the American Association for Respiratory Care and The Ohio Society for Respiratory Care
Customer Service
  • Graduate Psychology Association, 2013-present
    • Outreach committee
    • Volunteer committee
    • Volunteer at Indiana Monumental Marathon

  • Health and Wellness Board, 2011-2013
    • Student Representative

  • Psychology Club, 2010-2013
    • President 2012-2013
    • Vice President 2020-2012

  • Student Government, 2012-2013
    • Senator

  • Campus Activities Board, 2011-2013
    • Vice President/Secretary 2011-2012
    • Secretary 2012-2013
Psychology Counselor
  • American Mental Health Counseling Association - National, state and local chapter member
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • Austin Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota Professional Counseling Society
  • National Career Development Association
  • National Association of College Educators
  • American Dental Association
  • American Pharmacist Association (APhA)
Nursing Case Manager
  • American Nurses Association
Emergency Medical Technician
  • Muncy Area Volunteer Fire Company, 2011- Current Member
  • Muncy Creek Community Fire Company, 2010-2011
  • Turbotville Lions Club
  • Muncy Jr./Sr. High School Student Council
  • Member of United States Bartenders' Guild since 12/2012
Aerospace Engineer
  • AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics member
  • IEEE Student Member
  • Society of Women Engineers
Career Counselor
  • Member of www.studentsfirst.org
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Active Volunteer in my community
Plumber and Pipefitter
  • I have been a member of Local 669 and the United Association for over 24 years. I am also a member of the National Institute for Certification of Engineering Technology (NICET).
IT Management
  • Board Member of Croatian Association for Project Management (CAPM)

More Resume Highlights

Account payable / receivable
  • Key Skills:
    • Accounts payable/Receivable, General accounting, Fixed Asset accounting, MIS reporting & Budgeting.

  • Strengths:
    • Successfully Implemented two ERP software in Adecco India
    • Organized approach, Data driven & Ready to change
    • People oriented person and team player, open for learning new things
    • Positive attitude and influence others with the same
    • Ability to work in dynamic environment, self- motivated, creative and hardworking.
  • Strong Problem Solving Ability
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Writing and Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring and Assessments
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Persuasion
Database Development and Administration
  • Data entry experience
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Document management
  • Strong analytical skills
Social Worker
  • Experience working with individuals with cognitive disabilities, mental health disorders, and substance abuse disorders
  • Employment at Subway Restaurant for two years, learning valuable customer services skills
  • Active member of University Christian Fellowship throughout college, where I facilitated bible study groups for student
  • Tutored at Millersville Tutoring Center for government courses and statistics
  • Participated in a testing and implementation team for a new computerized case management system at Lancaster Count CYA.
  • Founded and facilitated a support group for families of autistic individuals in Susquehanna County in 2007
  • Experience working in the hospital and psychiatric setting through caseworker at CYA
Construction Laborer
  • Dependable
  • Trustworthy
  • Safety-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Efficient
  • Multi-tasker
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Adaptable
  • Fast learner
  • Determined
  • Operational process tools
Call Center
  • Organized
  • Detail oriented
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Excellent multi-tasker
  • Strong communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Time Management
  • Seasoned in conflict resolution
  • Sharp problem solver
  • Courteous demeanor
  • Energetic work attitude
  • Adaptable team player
  • Key Strengths
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, work ethics, teamwork, self-motivated and hard worker, willing to learn, adapt to new technologies and products.
  • Highly proficient at assembling data from various sources and creating project-specific databases.
  • Highly proficient at identifying, prioritizing, and scheduling essential tasks.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Intuit QuickBooks proficient
  • Bookkeeping
  • Cash-flow report generation
  • Compensation/Payroll
  • Benefits Administration
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Cash management
  • Supervisory skills
  • Administrative support
  • Problem resolution
  • Strong confidentiality
  • Time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Data management
Cleaning Services
  • A Hard working and determined individual.
  • Most experience as a laborer in general.
  • Owns the ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Completes tasks in a timely manner.
  • Has a great eye for detail and is a bit of a perfectionist.
  • Works well independently or with a team.
  • Talented and accomplished management professional with strong experience in shipping, receiving, retail operations, merchandising, and training. Proven ability to direct business operations for retail location. Expertise in retail operations, receiving and supervising personnel. Adept at developing and implementing effective company policies and procedures. Consistent record of meeting or exceeding all goals profitability, revenue, and shrinkage. Excellent reporting and communication skills.
Assembler and Fabricator
  • Fast thinking
  • Expert in safety rules and operation
  • Accuracy
  • Time management
  • Computer Skills
  • Forklift experience
Pharmacy Technician
  • 4+ years in a pharmacy setting
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Windows, Word and based-operated systems
  • Medication Inventory Management
  • Medicare and Insurance Claims Processing
  • Extensive experience in customer service and telephone etiquette
Transportation and Distribution Customer Service
  • I have enrolled and graduated Dale Carnegie's public speaking and self improvement classes. I gained valuable knowledge from both classes and I have used in my everyday job associated with the public and my fellow employees.