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A resume is a document that highlights your job experience, skills, and accomplishments. Resumes will include your academic background and any experience from internships or volunteer opportunities. The trick about writing an effective resume is ensuring it is tailored for the position for which you are applying, and includes key terms from the job description.
Employers are glancing through several resumes when they decide who to contact for an interview -- submitting a stellar resume is the first step to advancing you to the interview phase.
The Career Center offers Resume Clinic Workshops for students throughout the year, and students can also schedule an appointment with our Job Placement Specialist. Reference the various resources on this page, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
What a Resume is:
- a comprehensive document highlighting your experience, education, and skills.
- a professional document you will need to update regularly - new skills, experience, and opportunities related to your position or position of interest should be added to your resume.
- usually a one-page document, written concisely.
What a Resume isn't:
- a guarantee or denial for a job. A resume leads to the next phase - the Interview Phase - if it is written effectively and shows what employers are looking for in a candidate.
- a static document. You will need to tailor your resume to the position(s) for which you are applying.
- usually a multi-page document; however, some individuals may find their education, skills, experience, etc. warrants an extra page. As a recommendation: keep your resume concise and to one page, if possible.
- a Curriculum Vitae (CV). View our "Resume vs. CV" section for additional info.