Resume Writing Guidelines & Templates
Career Development Resource
Your resume is a key tool for obtaining interviews. A resume is a concise summary of your educational and work experience, accomplishments and skills. Obtaining an interview is the main goal of a resume.
Think of it as a marketing brochure. Your goal is to generate initial interest in your product. It needs to be visually appealing and grab the attention of the reader within the first few lines (and within a scanning time of as little as 15-30 seconds). Your resume will need to motivate the reader to take action and call you for an interview.
If you are considering a career change, it is essential that you relate your skills and abilities on your resume to your target position or industry. Keep your goals and your audience in mind each time you set out to write or revise your resume. For help getting started, watch this short webinar.
Use the template & section examples below as a starting point to create your own resume.