Think of your resume as a well-crafted marketing document for yourself. It’s designed to catch the interest of a potential employer and highlight skills related to your career interests. It connects your story to future employers and includes your academic achievements, volunteer experiences, extra-curricular activities, job history and internships. Often, employers initially scan a resume for only a few seconds so you need to communicate your story clearly and concisely to land the interview.
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Although every person has unique experiences as students and professionals, there are a few topics that everyone should be addressing on their resume.
Name and Contact Information
Activities and Professional Affiliations
Bullet points convey a concise yet complete description of experiences, transferable skills and accomplishments. Use the simple template below to create quality, informative and effective bullet points to add to your resume.
Additional Tips for Bullet Points
Using action verbs makes your resume come alive. They keep the person reading your resume engaged and can help showcase your ability to be creative. Utilize the list below while crafting your resume to help showcase your talents and accomplishments.
Below are some sample resumes.