Your resume is your marketing tool and should be unique to you, reflecting your education, experience and relevant skills. Use our Effective Resume Writing handout (pdf) as a guide for more information and samples to get you started. Below are key resources that will help you organize and develop your resume.
Before You Begin
- Know what you are targeting: Use our Exploring Majors & Careers page to assist you in learning about options, find potential career paths on What Can I Do With This Major? and / or complete career assessments using Focus 2
- Know what employers are looking for:The Three R's of Resume Writing
- Know what not to do:Top 10 Pitfalls.
Building Your Resume
- Use These Verbs in Your Resume Verbs to use in describing your responsibilities and achievements in a focused manner.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Resumes Posting your resume on a job board? Applying for a job online? Read this!
- Describing Military Experience on a Civilian Resume Ways to talk about your background to non-military recruiters.
- Preparing a resume for a federal position Resumes submitted for a job with the U.S. government will contain some different elements with respect to content and formatting.
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These are in Microsoft word .doc format:
- Business - Describing academic projects
- Veteran - Student-Veteran describing military experience
- Criminology - Showing Associate's and Bachelor's degrees, and project work
- Exercise Physiology - Highlighting relevant skills and experience
- Biology - Highlighting lab skills, related and other experience
- Business - Highlighting relevant and additional experience
- Art - Showcasing graphic design skills, projects, and experience
- Chemical Engineering - Highlighting skills, internships, projects, and experience
- Computer Science - With computer skills, projects, related experience, and activities
- Plastics Engineering - Showing tech skills, projects, related experience, and activities
- Sociology - Highlighting skills, study abroad, related and additional experience, and activities