A resume is a concise document intended for professional career searches. It is often the first impression an employer has of you. Experienced recruiters will only spend a few seconds reading it, so make sure it shines. Hear from our students
A resume utilizes highlights chronologically to showcase your background. A CV is an academically focused document that delineates your academic career, including research, teaching, funding and specialized skills. A CV can run much longer and is needed for those seeking academic positions.
Resume Do's and Dont's
- Keep your resume to one page.
- Begin the phrases with action verbs such as "developed," "mentored," and "assisted."
- Include your contact information: address, phone number and professional email.
- Include your work locations and dates. Ensure dates are in reverse chronological order.
- Check your resume before submission or have a Career Center professional review it for you.
- Include your references in your resume.
- Include your high school information unless you are a first-year student.
- Use hard to read fonts or sizes for your resume.
- Use different formatting. Keep bullet points, underlining, placement of dates, etc., consistent throughout the resume.