Resume Quick Tips

The most effective and competitive resumes are tailored and targeted for a specific employer with a particular position or goal in mind versus writing a general resume. 

Follow these quick tips to get started and then review the online resume tools, attend an in person Resume Lab, and stop by the Career Center during scheduled drop-in hours to have your final resume draft critiqued.

Resume Quick Tips

    • Limit your resume to one or two pages maximum.
    • Tailor and target each resume to the job you are seeking.
    • Use specific examples of accomplishments, skills, and results.
    • Start sentences with a variety of action verbs.
    • Include coursework, projects, volunteer and community service, leadership in clubs or organizations, internships, and past work experience as ways to demonstrate your skills and experience.
    • Proofread carefully for grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
    • Make sure verb tense is correct. Use present tense for current jobs and past tense for past jobs.
    • Use traditional crisp, clean fonts sized 10-12. Use of bolding is OK.
    • Avoid using vertical or horizontal lines, graphics, italics, and columns.
    • View the online resume webshop.
    • View a general resume outline to get started.

 

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