The U of M has a great Career Services Department that has compiled some great information about how to write your resume. Here is what they offer:  set cell vertical height

A resume is an advertisement of the skills and qualifications you have to offer employers. Research indicates that most hiring managers make an initial decision about a resume within about 60 seconds.  The following recommendations and resources will assist you to create winning resumes and cover letters:

Optimal Resume – An online system (available to current students) that provides guidance as you create resumes and cover letters and prepare for interviews.

Resume Checklist – Download this checklist to ensure that you have included all of the necessary components of a resume.

Sample Resumes – Find examples of a wide range of resumes depending on experience level and academic discipline.

Cover Letter Checklist – Learn what to include in a cover letter and how to format it.

Action Verbs List – Liven up your resume with words that describe your duties and responsibilities.

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