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Resume

As you draft your resume, keep the company in mind and the job description at hand. Make sure you emphasize your experiences that are consistent with the skills the company is looking for in their next hire. The first step to impressing employers before you even shake their hand is an error-free resume tailored to their specific opportunity.

The Career Center can help with all of your resume questions including creating or fine tuning your documents for the perfect job or graduate school. 

How to start:

  • Take a look at the Resume Writing Guide for all of the basics of starting your resume.
  • Choose your favorite from examples to take much of the guessing out of typical formatting questions.
  • Check out other resume resources. RawResume.com provides detailed information and a hands-on approach to crafting your resume.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Some employers or graduate programs may request a curriculum vitae (or a CV) instead of a resume. A CV is very similar to a resume, but more comprehensive and often multiple pages. It is often used in academia, science fields, or when applying outside of the U.S. To learn more about writing a CV, check out the Curriculum Vitae Guide. While each CV is very unique to the individual, we have prepared two CV examples to give you an idea of how a CV differs from a resume.