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Resumes and Letters

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Resumes and Letters


The resume provides an opportunity to market yourself and highlight your strengths. The average HR official takes 30 seconds or less to skim through a resume so it is important to present a strong and clean document.

Much of your formatting and enclosed information, depends on the field you want to go into. Consider the following examples when creating your resume.

Resume Examples

Tips and Tools

  • Optimal - Starting from scratch? Let Optimal help you format and get your thoughts in order. Simply login to Jacket Jobs, click on the "Additional Resources" tab, register yourself with Optimal, and begin a new resume

  • Action Verbs - Market your passed work using key action words and without repeating yourself

  • Writing Bullet Statements - Learn how to create concise and strong statements about your past work history

  • Section Headers - Resumes aren't all the same - Browse possible section headers to see what your resume might need to include

Additional Resume Resources

Incorporate Service Learning Into Your Resume

Incorporate Research Experience Into Your Resume

Make Your Fast Food Skills Resume Worthy

Fast Food Resume Example

Nanny/Babysitting Resume Example

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