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.