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, review the online resume tools, and then 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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