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Resumé Tips

A resumé is a brief, detailed summary of your accomplishments in particular experiences. 

  • Keep it to one page unless you have significant experience to warrant two pages
  • Use bullets when possible – they are easier and faster to read

Every item on the resumé should be self-explanatory in how it relates to the position you are seeking. 

  • The reader should see the connections clearly.
  • An item needing further explanation to make a connection for the reader should be revised or removed.

Quantify your experiences!  This provides a frame of reference for the reader that allows them to make the right assumptions about your abilities to be successful in other areas.

  • Outline your successes, not simply stating job duties.
  • Showcase how you used what you learned more than what you learned.
  • See the measurement of your actual ability relevant to the task
  • Accentuate the difference between you and other candidates who have done the same task with different results

Language and style showcases a professional image right from the start.

  • Industry expressions show understanding of field.
  • Use appropriate jargon for your audience.
  • Begin your bullets with action verbs to emphasize strengths and qualifications.

Use academic research and projects to exhibit further application in the field

  • Research assistantships
  • Senior seminar papers
  • Capstone and group projects

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