Resume Writing Made Simple

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What is a resume?

Your resume is a strategic, skills-based document designed to attract an employer's attention and get you the interview. It highlights skills relevant to the job or career field of interest to you. These skills may come from your education, prior work experience, or through involvement with sports, your community, an internship, and/or other volunteer activities.

Think about your resume as a "menu" of your skills. Not all your skills. Rather it is a menu of the skills you want to use and/or those you have developed that relate to your career field of interest. Use of action verbs will enable you to introduce your competencies to prospective employers in powerful skills-based language.

Getting Started - step by step guide to drafting your resume
  1. Consider content
  2. Select a format
  3. Get feedback from a Career Counselor
  4. Make revisions
  5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until you have a document of which you're proud - one that represents your skills and is likely to generate interviews

If you are finding it hard to get started, make an appointment to discuss drafting your resume with one of our career counselors.

To schedule an appointment stop by Craig-Lee 054 or call 401-456-8031.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2008