Resume Writing Guide

A resume is designed to get you an interview. A resume highlights your education, experience, activities, honors, and special skills.

Writing Your Resume
Helpful tips in writing your resume

Resume Objective
Utilize either an objective statement or a professional summary to tell the employer about what you are looking for.

Action Words/Functions
A thesaurus of action words. Incorporate a variety of words within your job functions.

Job Description Phrases
Examples of job description phrases. Make your phrases more dynamic.

Key Phrases
Incorporate the skills employers are looking for in your resume.

Resume Reproduction
Suggested methods of reproducing your resume. Suggestions on paper and typeset.

First Year/Sophomore Resume Example
An example of a student's resume who is in either freshman or sophomore academic standing.

Junior/Senior Resume Example
An example of a student's resume who is in either junior or senior academic standing.

Graduate/Alumni Resume Example
An example of a student's resume who is in either graduated or planning to attend grad school.

Graduate/Alumni Resume Example
An example of a student's resume who is in either graduated or planning to attend grad school.

Resume Cover Letter 
An example of what a student's cover letter should look like.

Resume Headings
Incorporate headings which match your content of each section. There are a variety of options.

Buzz Words for Future Educators
Suggestions for resumes in education.

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