Writing Your Best Resume
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Staring at a blank sheet of paper…wishing your perfect resume would magically appear? Procrastinate no longer-we’ve got you covered! Use the best practices below, and your professional resume will begin to take shape. After your first attempt, step away and then re-review. Send to a trusted colleague and/or mentor for feedback as well.
Lead with a professional objective or summary of qualifications
Include GPA (if above 3.0/4.0) and college honors
Detail relevant college experiences as if it were a job
Include both technical and interpersonal skills
Highlight extracurricular awards and accomplishments
So you have a solid resume foundation but how does it all come together?
Use this recent graduate resume as a guide. Have you covered everything?
Now that you have the content covered, be sure to clean it up with some formatting. Keep the design simple. Use bold, underlines, italics, and supplemental lines to highlight key details or to break up the page. The text should be easy to read (10-14pt classic fonts). Print a sample before finishing and review your work a few more times. Be sure your document is saved properly before submitting for a job application.