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Resume Development & Critiques

The purpose of a resume is to present you as a potential candidate with the necessary qualifications to meet the job specifications.  It is your advertising or marketing tool designed to sell the employer on your strongest qualifications for a particular position or type of employment.  It should be well written, error free and present your accomplishments favorably.

Resume Packet

A resume is a marketing tool, that is likely to be evaluated in less than 20 seconds, therefore, you want to make sure your resume is concise, easy to read, and attractive. Download resume tips and tools from our Employment Guide to help you create the most effective resume.

Resume Format Comparison Chart

Now that you know what information to put in your résumé and what to leave out, your next decision will be how to arrange everything.

There are many ways to organize your information in a résumé. Which is the best one? That all depends. Check out our resume format comparison chart and see which one best suits your situation.

Resume Critique Options

Career Connection offers students assistance on their resumes in one of the following ways:

  • Drop-in critiques are available on Wednesdays from 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm.
  • Schedule an individual appointment with one of our Career Connection advisors.
  • Critique your own resume with our Resume Critique Checklist.
  • Email your resume to [email protected] or [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions - Resumes