Resumes - Templates & Info

What is a resume?

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 glance through several resumes when they decide who to contact for an interview. Submitting a stellar resume is the first step in advancing forward to the interview phase of the hiring process.

OC Career Center offers Resume Workshops throughout the year -- students can also access our resources through our Oxnard College Career Center Canvas Shell.

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.

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.
  • a Curriculum Vitae (CV). View our Oxnard College Career Center Canvas Shell for CV samples and info.

Resume Templates

Our resume templates are designed in a Word document, so the formatting and layout will provide a professional appearance.

Follow the instructions below to use these resources:

  • Click the accordion dropdown menus below for a brief description to help assist you with choosing a template.
  • Click the Word document template to save to your computer and create your personal resume.
  • Click the "Checklist" dropdown menu to view and save the checklist. This helpful guide includes terminology and a checklist of what to be sure to include on your resume.