Writing Your Resume
On average an employer will spend less than thirty seconds reviewing your resume. In this short time you need to convince the reader you are impressive enough to be invited for an interview. How do you do this? Where do you start? First of all, you need to know what a resume is and what it is designed to do. Make Those Thirty Seconds Count! CDC's Resume Writing Quick Reference Guide (288 kb pdf) will help you begin developing a top-notch resume.
In addition, CDC periodically offers programs to provide information and tips on resume writing. Check the CDC program calendar for a complete list of offerings. CDC also houses many resume writing resources in our Career Resource Library, including resume and CV writing books and sample documents. Visit the CDC in LSG 500 to view samples and/or check out resources.
Once an initial draft has been created, we encourage students to visit the CDC during Counselor-on-Call hours for a review! Hours are posted on our homepage.
Additional helpful resume resources:
- Quantifying Achievements on Your Resume
- Three Things Every Recruiter Looks for in a Resume, Network Professional Association
- CareerTV Resume Basics
- Resume Articles from Experience (parent of eRecruiting)
- Resume Building from PwC TV
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