Resumes

If you would like assistance creating your resume, you can make an appointment through Handshake

Developing Your Resume

Brainstorm
Start by writing down your experiences from work, volunteer activities, education, honors, awards, skills and classroom projects/presentations. Make a long list first and then narrow down what might be appropriate for your resume. You can also start grouping similar items together to figure out what sections to include

Organize
After determining what sections you want to include, order them so that the most relevant sections come first.  As students or new graduates, it is common to start with your Education before moving on to other sections.

Format
Be sure that your resume is easy to read by using consistent fonts and limiting bold/italics. It’s also important to keep your resume to one page. View the sample resumes below for ideas on formatting your resume.

Tailor
Prepare different versions of your resume tailored for each position. Utilize power words from the job description in your experience descriptions.

Review and Submit
Carefully review your resume to check for typos and errors in consistency. Make an appointment with a career coach on Handshake. Log in with your SSO, go to Career Center, then Appointments.
Once your resume is ready, upload it to Handshake.