Resumes

Resumes

The Write Impression

The main focus of a resume is to highlight your academic, professional and personal achievements. When you write a resume, you write it for the reader and the position you are applying to.

Biggest rules of resume writing: grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) must be perfect & document must be easy to read! 

Resume Writing Guidelines

1-2 full pages | 10-12 pt font | Newest experiences listed first | No columns | Focus on skills, not tasks 

While there are many formats available to use, within Career Services our standard format for listing experiences is:

Organization Name, City, State
Position Title                                                                                                                            Month Year to Month Year 
- Action verb with skill-based description
- Most experiences will have 2-6 bullets
- Focus on how this experience prepared you for what you are applying to

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