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.


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.

Resume Tips for Specific Fields

Resume Samples

Here are a few samples so you can see the different types of resumes. See the Writing your Resume section above for starter Word documents.

Cover Letter Tips and Suggestions

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