A resume is your personal marketing tool that describes your experiences, education, and skills, as they pertain to the position that you are seeking. A prospective employer will frequently form their first impression of you based upon your resume. The ultimate goal of your resume is to get you an interview.
- Follow the Resume Guide for in-depth steps to creating an effective resume
- Format your resume so that it is scannable for recruiters and online applications
- Triple check your resume for errors or inaccuracies, ask someone else to proofread it too
- Have a career professional review your resume. A career counselor can help by appointment or during walk-in hours
Recruiters spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing each resume. Follow these tips to be sure yours gets attention.
- Scannable Format Most employers now scan resumes for review. If your resume is not formatted correctly it may never get to the person who can hire you. Learn how to to format your resume for scanners. Do not use a resume template.
See also Resumes and Correspondence for assistance with cover letters, references and thank you's. Resume Samples by industry or experience are also available.