An Effective Résumé

  • Highlights relevant qualifications and accomplishments
  • Serves as a reflection of your best qualities and strengths
  • Relates directly to the position for which you are applying
  • Should be well-organized, factual, clear, eye-catching, easy to read, and truthful
  • Focuses the conversation on content you want to discuss
  • Helps the employer paint a picture of your potential as an employee

The staff in Career Services is ready to assist you in producing a professional résumé. Please fill out the résumé worksheet and follow the directions and style guidelines in preparing your draft résumé. The staff will help you edit – not write – your résumé. They can also offer suggestions for improvements as you apply to different graduate schools, internships, scholarship opportunities, study abroad and service learning programs, and jobs.