A good resume highlights your professional and educational experiences and qualifications.  It should make the reader want to interview you.  The most important thing is for your resume to be written in a way that addresses the opportunity for which you are applying (internship, job, graduate/professional school, etc.).  Your resume should emphasize your relevant experience, education and skills that make you an ideal candidate. 

Curriculum Vitaes (CV)

Your CV is an important document should you choose to focus on your research experience. A CV is the academic equivalent of a resume and summarizes your academic and professional history.

Cover Letters

Your resume should be accompanied by a well-written cover letter. Your cover letter introduces you and your resume to a potential employer,is tailored to the opportunity and outlines why you are a qualified candidate.

Reference Page

Your reference page lists three- to- five people who can verify and elaborate on your professional experience and qualifications. Only include people familiar with your work and ask their permission first.  We recommend asking employers, professors and advisors rather than personal references. Provide your references with your resume and job posting before you interview so they can highlight relevant information while giving their recommendation.

Additional Resources

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Resume Drop-Off Service

Want to have your resume critiqued but don't have time toa schedule an appointment? Try our Resume Drop-Off Service. Stop by Moody Hall 134 or email your resume, and within two business days, we will have it back to you. No appointment needed.