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What Makes a Resume Stand Out?
Your resume is a summary of your education, work experience, and other activities. It introduces you to the employer and markets your qualifications for the position. A strong resume presents these qualifications clearly, concisely, and effectively.
Five Steps to Writing a Great Resume
What’s Your Story?
Conduct a thorough inventory of your work history, classes, skills, and experiences. Highlight the top strengths and qualifications from your inventory that match the requirements of the career field, position, and company.
Choose a Resume Format
Don’t use a premade resume template. Do use a conservative font, no smaller than 10 point. Stick to one page, unless you have extensive experience or an advanced degree. See sample resumes in the Career Development Handbook.
Choose a Style and Stick With It
Don’t use full sentences when writing a resume, no I’s or pronouns. Use action verbs and strong adjectives. Be consistent. Use the same style throughout.
Develop Your Content
Your content should include all relevant information such as contact information, experience, skills, accomplishments, and abilities. Choose headings that are appealing to your readers. Give examples, use numbers to show size and scale of work, and illustrate your personal impact.
Edit Your Resume
Have a career development specialist, friend, or acquaintance review your resume. Make sure your resume is tailored to the job or internship you are targeting. Be sure to proofread! Make an appointment for a review. Read sample resumes in the Career Development Handbook