Making Best Use of Your Resume

Your resume can be used to apply for advertised jobs, to send to employers you discover through research and networking, to submit for on-campus recruiting opportunities, to distribute while talking with recruiters at job fairs and employer information sessions, and to assist those who will provide you with a professional reference or recommendation by detailing your strengths.

Your resume need not include everything you have ever done, but rather what is particularly relevant to your desired career field. Our recommendation is 1-2 pages in length. If your job search is diverse and covers several careers or job types, you may wish to have several different versions of your resume.

Your resume determines if you get an interview, and interview determines if you get a job. Take the time to do your resume right! Creating a resume is a process; don't expect a perfect resume on your first try.