Your resume is a marketing tool that outlines your skills and experience so that an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to the employer's workplace. People are always confused about resumes. They don't know what to write in a resume or are not sure what information should be/should not be included. Writing a great resume does not necessarily mean you should follow the rules you hear from others. It doesn't have to be just one page in length (nor should it be more than two pages in length) or follow a specific resume format. One size does NOT fit all. Every resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication. It should be appropriate to your situation and best reflect your job history and target position.
These resume guidelines and tips can assist you in putting together that important marketing tool designed to sell your strengths, accomplishments, education and skills to potential employers.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A CV is a curriculum vitae or vita, and is used to detail your academic credentials and your experiences. Preferred in academic settings, it is usually longer and more detailed than a resume. Curriculum Vitae (CV) Example
The federal resume is the official application for position vacancies within the Federal Government. Make sure that you read the federal job vacancy announcement VERY carefully and follow it to the letter. It is important to remember that YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION. Some agencies have their own requirements for presenting your application materials. If you fail to submit required documentation or present your application materials exactly as they state, your application can, and/or will be, subject to loss of valuable rating points to elimination from consideration for the vacancy. Federal Resume Example
The Career Center's staff is available to review and critique your resume. Call to set up an appointment with a Career Consultant, visit our office during walk in hours, or stop by one of our resume critique sessions during Career Month.
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