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Developing a WINNING Resume!

Whether this is your first time writing a resume, or you are updating and revising, follow the steps outlined in the toolkit below to create a document that effectively markets and brands you.

The best time to work on your resume is NOW! Draft your resume with the position and industry in mind making sure to match your skill set to your career choices.

Remember, there is no “right” way to write a resume! Upload your resume to Handshake or meet with your career advisor in the Career Center, C-209, for personalized feedback.

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TOOLBOX

Resume Guide (PDF) – Use this tool to begin creating your resume. Includes information on resume basics, formatting tips, section headings, worksheet for getting started, and much more!

Resume Worksheet (PDF) – Use this printable worksheet to being writing your first resume. Page 5 from Resume Guide.

Action Verbs for Resumes (PDF) – List of verbs to help you describe your experience in the most impactful way. Page 6 from Resume Guide.

Transferable Skills Checklist (PDF) – Use this checklist to help you identify the skills and experiences that match what you’re applying for. Page 7-8 from Resume Guide.

Portfolio Guidelines (PDF) – A portfolio can help demonstrate your skills and experience, giving you a competitive edge.

Cover/Thank You Letter (PDF) – Guidelines for writing a cover letter or thank you letter.

Finding References (PDF) – You should have a separate list for references. Follow these tips to help you develop an enthusiastic panel of supporters and a sample reference list. Page 12-13 from Resume Guide.