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 Formatting Suggestions: This document contains formatting suggestions, resume Do’s and Don’ts, and items we frequently address on student resumes.
- Nanny/Babysitting Resume: This format is very useful for individuals who have minimal work experience.
- Fast Food Resume: This format is best used for students who had retail/foodservice jobs or other part time customer service type jobs.
- Business Management Resume: This format is for someone who has a varied employment history and has been involved in other clubs/organizations/volunteer work. Juniors/Seniors should focus on this type of resume.
Industry Specific Formats
Tips and Tools
- 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
- Incorporate Service Learning Into Your Resume
- Incorporate Research Experience Into Your Resume
- Resume Guide: Incorporating Certificate Programs
- Make Your Fast Food Skills Resume Worthy