Your Resume

Preview image for Your Resume video Play

Your Resume

Hear what recruiters are looking for when thy receive your resume.

You want your résumé to be a strong and effective summary of your education, skills, and experience. 

"No Selling, Just Telling"

Include detailed evidence of..

  • Hands-on experience — technical and problem-solving skills: internship, co-op, enterprise, research, projects
  • Communication skills — teamwork, campus involvement, writing, and presentation skills
  • Leadership — co-curricular - on and off campus
  • Work ethic — jobs or co-curricular involvement - on and off campus

Provide numerous and specific details of how you've already thought and acted like an engineer, accountant, technical writer, psychologist, data analysis, chemist, anthropologist, biologist, forester, or physicist.

Make a Strong Visual Impact

  • Consistent formatting with balanced symmetry and spacing
  • Bold, defined topic headings and categories
  • Clean, sans-serif font: Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, or Tahoma
  • Font size no smaller than 11
  • Concise bullets with as few characters as possible 

Resources