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Writing a Resume

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As you draft your resume, keep the company and job description at the forefront of your mind. 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 ever shake their hand is a flawless resume tailored to each specific opportunity.

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

There are a few ways you can start:

  • “How-to” Guide for writing a resume and plenty of examples will help you fine tune many of the typical formatting questions
  • CareerBeam offers great information and resume building tools and industry specific examples


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 complete “How to” guide.


If you need more…

The Career Center also offers individual appointments if you need additional support in preparing your application materials.  Call to schedule an appointment.