The suggestions that follow are based on several years of experience with the recruiting process and employer feedback. Most rules for a good resume are not set in stone, but are strong guidelines. There is no one “right” way to write a resume. Employers have different opinions on what they prefer; therefore, it is important for your resume to best highlight your skills and interests.
Resumes & Cover Letters
Resume Review Checklist
This checklist helps you review your resume to include all the necessary components of a great resume.
Effective cover letters convey a sense of purpose, project enthusiasm for the position or program, and demonstrate your knowledge of the employer or graduate program’s goals and needs.
Action Word Phrases
Action word phrases give substance to your resume by showing rather than telling. Learn how to write effective action word phrases.
The PAR Method
The PAR Method is an easy to use formula for creating bulleted action word phrases.
A comprehensive list of action words to help you write action word phrases.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) & Your Resume
Applicant Tracking Systems are Artificial Intelligence (AI) based software programs that scan your application documents looking for keywords that the organization highlights before a human looks at them.
Curriculum Vitae Guide
A curriculum vitae (also referred to as a CV) is a type of resume that tends to have a more academic focus. For those applying to certain graduate programs, medical school, and academic and research positions, a CV would likely be the best fit.
Sample Resumes & Guides by Topic
View sample resumes and guides by topic. We’ll add more by field of interest as we create them.
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