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Write a Resume

Resumes and cover letters are tools to make an impact on potential employers, graduate schools, mentors, or industry groups. Your resume is a guide for you and a potential interviewer to highlight your TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS. Your resume should:
1) Show evidence you are qualified for whatever the goal is - What have you done that shows you are a good fit for a position (internship, job, graduate program, scholarship, etc.)?       
2) Help you secure an interviewHow can you articulate what you have done to show you are a strong candidate?


  • Student resumes are typically 1 page - exceptions include federal resumes, graduate school or fellowship resumes, & curriculum vitaes (CV), used for academia
  • Be consistent with all formatting
  • Focus on information that is relevant to the goal
  • Think of your resume as a highlight reel, not somewhere to list everything 
  • EDIT, EDIT, EDIT and ask for help with proofreading 
  • Send as a PDF attachment for the final product 
  • Your resume is always a work in progress

Email or schedule an appointment in Handshake for help! 


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