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Résumé Writing

Purpose of a Résumé

A résumé is a tool used to market your skills, experiences, education and accomplishments to employers.  Your résumé will assist you in getting an interview and making the important first impression. Tailor your résumé to the kind of job you are seeking.  The qualifications listed in your résumé should match those listed in the job description of the position for which you are applying.

When to Meet With a Career Advisor

Once you have started working on your résumé, and have a good sense of what you want to say, you can use the resources on the right-hand side of this page to help guide you in writing your full resume. If you get stuck, want someone to proofread or give you advice, or are planning to send your resume as part of a job application, you can schedule an appointment with a career advisor to go over what you have.