• Gather all important information related to your education and work experience whether paid or volunteer.
  • Attend a Resume workshop offered by the Career Center. See Resume Workshop Schedule
  • After attending the Resume Workshop, prepare a rough draft and make an appointment with a Career Center Counselor to go over your Resume and career objectives.
  • Revise and refine until your resume is top quality.
  • Use spell check, proofread your work and ask someone else to proofread it for you.
  • Have a consistent writing style. You may go to the Writing Center, AD 232, for writing assistance by a qualified English writing tutor.
  • Avoid using passive tense. Use action words to describe your knowledge and experience.
  • Avoid using "I".
  • Use proper verb tenses. Present tense refers to current activities, past tense refers to past activities.
  • Job titles alone do not convey the nature of your experiences. Use action words to describe your accomplishments.
  • Above all be honest and accurate.
  • Limit your resume to one page.
  • Keep it simple. Use a business type font. Times Roman or Arial size 10 or 12 are recommended.
  • If you do not have a personal computer, check with Student Employment about using our computer lab. You may be able to use a Resume Program or a word processing program that will make the task of preparing and updating your resume much easier.
  • Have your Resume printed on good quality white paper. Type cover letters on matching paper and use matching business-size envelopes. When faxing a resume it is OK to use regular typing paper.
  • Always send your resume with a personalized, well-written cover letter. Please click Cover Letters for information.
  • Be flexible and ready to update your resume to reflect different objectives and job requirements.

 

Last updated: 1/26/2009 3:14:13 PM