Build a Resume

Your resume should reflect your education, experience, skills, and interests by focusing on what you have achieved, demonstrated, and learned.  Employers want to see a history of success demonstrated on your resume. 

Employers prefer that new graduates keep their resumes to one page.  Alumni and graduate students with extensive RELEVANT experience may need one and a half to two pages to adequately describe the most important elements of their background.  Make sure to put the most important information on the first page of your resume. Your resume must be error free and all information must be accurate.

Use formatting and placement to highlight key information and to draw attention to your strengths.  The most relevant information pertaining to your career goals and the position you are applying for should be listed first.

Transferable Skills 

  • Transferable skills are the skills you acquire and transfer to future employment settings.  Common examples include communication, leadership, and organizational skills.  Need help deciding which skills you have mastered?  Use our Transferable Skills Worksheet and notice the difference in your resume.
  • Worksheets

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Optimize your resume keywords against the job description using: Job ScanJobscan

  • Jobscan - Compare how well your resume matches any job description for keywords and match rate.
  • Resume Writing Guide - An intro to resumes: descriptions and what to include.
  • Resume Format - A comprehensive guide to different types of resume formats and how to choose one.
  • Resume Templates - A comprehensive guide to resume templates, how to use them, and their pitfalls.