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
Need a little help in seeing what should be included? Use these as guides for your resume!
Reviews & Critiques
For an email review of your resume or cover letter, please send your Google or Word document to email@example.com.
Schedule an appointment with a Career Services staff member to review your resume, cover letter or LinkedIn page at anytime. We look forward to helping you!