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Resume Writing

We offer a variety of services and tools to help you develop the most effective resume you can. In this section you can find handouts and sample resumes that can help you design an effective resume and other job search documents. 

Before writing a resume, your career and job search goals and objectives should be clear. Use our Focus 2 online career assessment, exploration, and planning tool to help you explore and clarify your career interests, research employers, and to discover job options related to your degree, skills, and interests. Having clear job search goals and objectives will help you write an effective targeted resume. 

What is the purpose of a resume?

Few people are hired from a resume alone. The purpose of your resume is to interest an employer enough to offer you an interview. The resume is your tool for marketing yourself to an employer and so, in order to create an effective resume, it should focus on the needs of the employer. Never underestimate the importance of a good resume. It could mean the difference between getting invited or not invited to an interview and thus getting the job you want. 

What should your resume say about you?

Your resume should state your objective, present information about your work experience, your degree, and your relevant skills and experiences. It presents your qualifications in a format you design to target a specific job or role. 

Need assistance building a resume or would like to have your resume critiqued? 

Our staff will work with you one-on-one to develop a strategic, industry-focused resume that will help set you apart from the competition. Before coming in, you may want to have a look at the  sample resumes located in our career library. If you already have a resume, let one of our professional career coaches review it and provide feedback prior to your job search. After your resume is critiqued, upload it to Brave Opportunities where it can be safely stored and accessed when you apply for positions.

Resume Checklist [PDF | Text]

Action Word List [PDF | Text]

Skills Inventory [PDF | Text]

Resume Builder Worksheet [PDF | Text]