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Prepare Your Resume

Resist the urge to get someone else to do this important task for you. By preparing it yourself, you will feel confident in making revisions as your job search progresses and you find that you want to make changes to the format or text.

You will have plenty of assistance from Career Services as you prepare your resume:

  • Use the Career Services Guide. It includes sample resumes and offers ideas on how to develop an effective resume. You may also stop in the Campus Life Building (CLB) 220 or 235 to pick up a paper edition of the Career Services Guide.
  • Attend a resume writing workshop. If a student organization, one of your classes, or your dorm floor schedules a workshop on resume writing, be sure to attend.
  • Review your resume with a Career Services counselor anytime Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in CLB 235, or make an appointment with a counselor in CLB 220.