Resume Tips

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    • A resume provides a summary of your work experience, skills, educational background and accomplishments relevant to the job you are applying for.
    • Tailor each and every resume and cover letter to the job you are applying for.
    • A resume is 1 to 2 pages maximum in length.
    • A resume does not include identifying information such as age, marital status, race, or religion.
    • Apply only to jobs that you are specifically qualified for.
    • Write the resume accomplishment statements focused on what YOU did, the action YOU took, and the skills YOU used or developed versus focusing on the group or the team’s accomplishments.
    • When including projects on your resume, describe what YOU did on the project and the action YOU took versus describing the project itself. Employers want to know what YOU can do.
    • Do include your past international work experience and/or educational projects if they are relevant to the job you are applying for.
    • Consider including your uniqueness in terms of multi-cultural experience on your resume. Examples may include how you:
        • work effectively with multi-cultural teams
        • approach situations and solve problems from a global perspective
        • assimilate quickly to new environments and new cultures
        • adapt quickly to changing situations
        • understand cultural differences in the workplace
        • interact collaboratively with people who hold differing interests, values, or perspectives.
    • Review the resume section of the Career Center web sitefor more tips and resources.