What is a resume?

A resume is a one page document summarizing your skills, experiences, and accomplishments. An effective resume succinctly describes your education and experience that specifically relate to the job you are applying for. Information on the resume should be presented in order of relevance to the position and the skills, knowledge and abilities it requires.

When should I submit my resume?

You should submit your resume when you find a position that you want to apply for, but also use your resume as a summary of accomplishments during networking situations.

What is a good format for a resume?

You do not want to get overly creative with the format of your resume. A professional way to do it is using bullet points and action verbs. Check the Career Toolkit for resume examples or see resume samples below.

How is a resume used?

Resumes are submitted to employers either electronically or in person at networking events or career fairs. Based on your resume, cover letter, and personal experience, the employer will decide if they would like to invite you for an interview.

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Resume and Cover Letter Reviews

Drop by the Division of Career Pathways to have your resume and cover letter reviewed during our Drop-In Advising. Academic Year Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.