Composing a Resume

A resume can be described as your personal advertisement. It describes where you have been, what you have done, and where you are currently directing your career. It always includes positive facts about your accomplishments and your work-related duties and responsibilities. The goal of a resume is to obtain an interview from a prospective employer by convincing them that you have the skills they are looking for.

This information will assist you in organizing your thoughts and life experiences as you begin to develop and create your resume.

Print a copy of the Career Center's Resume Planning Guide.

Resume Organization and Categories
Heading Experience
Objective References
Education Additional Categories
Honors and Accomplishments Action Statements (pdf)*
Skills Power Verbs (pdf)*

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