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Resume Preparation 

We offer resume advice, review and proofing by appointment, and we're glad to help! Before you schedule an appointment, you must create a resume. Follow the steps below to get started. 

Resumes come in multiple formats and are used for more than applying for jobs: They serve as an explanation of your academic, experiential, social and community involvement. A resume is your opportunity to highlight the things you've done over the past few years. Use it to apply for internships or jobs, provide more information about yourself to a reference or recommender, or to finalize your graduate school application.

There are many reasons to create a resume, and you may decide to produce several different versions (in fact, we recommend it). We list various approaches below. Review each one before you decide which one fits you best.

The Space to Prepare: Career Services 1. Check out these samples to see what a good resume looks like. 

The Space to Prepare: Career Services  2. Download our resume tips (.pdf) for instructions on how to create your resume.  

The Space to Prepare: Career Services  3. Download the resume checklist (.pdf) to ensure your resume is clear and effective.

The Space to Prepare: Career Services  4. Don't forget a great cover letter! Here are some samples to review (.pdf).
                   (P.S. - READ THIS before you write your cover letter!)   

The Space to Prepare: Career Services  5. After you create your resume, talk with a Career Coach for proofreading and feedback.

The Space to Prepare: Career Services  6. Submit your resume to TerrierLink, our jobs/internships board, and begin your search.