Resumes and Letters

Resume

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 Formats

General Formats

Industry Specific Formats

Tips and Tools

Resource Videos

Check out these videos for help editing your resume! Additional videos on resumes, letters, and other topics can be found on the Career Resource Videos page.

The Résumé as a Guide
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Seeking Out and Using References
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