Writing a Resume

Resume Critique

Your resume is a marketing tool, and often your first introduction to a potential employer, so you want to make the best impression possible. Resumes should be tailored to the job you are seeking, and should be a brief overview of your qualifications and experience to highlight particular accomplishments for a prospective employer.

Common elements include: Contact info, Education, Experience, Honors, Activities, & Affiliations, Academic Projects, and Skills. Don't forget to use power verbs throughout!

 

 

Writing your Resume

The sections below offer tips for specific sections of your resume. To get you started, we've created a few documents that you can download and edit - remember, you may have different section headings, more or less sections, etc. Don't forget to use power verbs throughout!

Resume Tips for Specific Fields

Resume Samples & Templates

Here are a few samples so you can see the different types of resumes. The two listed as "templates" are Word documents that you can edit and make your own.

Cover Letter Tips and Suggestions

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