Everyone needs a great resume.

Whether you intend to go directly to graduate school, need an internship, or are seeking your first full-time job, at some point every one of these situations will require you to submit a resume.

Why is a resume so important?

  • It is your first chance to make an impression on your future employer or academic program. You will be judged on the quality of what you produce and details matter.
  • The goal of a resume is to get to the next step in the process, like a job interview. The resume doesn’t need to tell the reader EVERYTHING. It is your chance to share the most important information based on the goal. TARGET it to the specific opportunity.

Let’s get started. This guide will give you:

  • Step-by-step tips on how to complete each section of your resume to promote yourself effectively.
  • Examples of finished resumes to use as a reference.
  • Detailed instructions on crafting powerful accomplishment statements to help differentiate you from other candidates.
  • A checklist for you to use to double-check your final draft.

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