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A resume can be seen as your one-page interview. Think of it as an audition before you are given a part in a production. In this audition, you have to show that you are able to do the things that the director wants you to do. Well in the case of your Job search, you resume will be that audition. It is a chance for you to showcase all those things that you feel the employer would be most concerned about. The employer has a job description which details the things a candidate must possess to qualify. You should use your resume to show that you meet all of those criteria and are the best candidate for the job.
- Provide the most important information such as your education, graduation date, GPA and so on at the beginning of the resume.
- Leave off things you do not feel are relevant to the job so you can use the space to discuss the things that are most important
- Be specific when talking about your experiences. Details give a better understanding of what you bring to the table.
- Stay consistent with your formatting throughout. Your resume should not stand out for the wrong reasons.
When you think you are done writing it, take a step back and ask yourself “Does this document say everything that I want it to say and show me the way i want to be seen?” If the answer is yes, then you have put down all the relevant things and are well on your way. If not, there is always room for improvement.
Check out the information below to get started!
Resume Builder in Careers2Geaux
The resume builder in Careers2Geaux is so easy! You’ll find outlines by major, sample content, and formatting options to make your resume stand out. ALL resumes must now be approved by Career Services before they can be active in Careers2Geaux. Click here to check out the rubric we’re using to approve resumes. Click here to watch a quick PowerPoint on the resume approval process.
*An active resume in the system is required for participation in On Campus Interviews.*
Students should be prompt in submitting a resume for activation. The staff at Career Services will make every effort to be timely in the approval process but cannot guarantee a turnaround of less than 2 business days.
Instructional Video: How to Create an Effective Resume
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A CV is a longer more detailed version of the resume commonly used in academic, scientific, or research environments. Commonly 3-10 pages in length, the CV details your academic and professional career. Always check with colleagues in your department for sample CV’s before starting as different disciplines have different requirements.
Cestagi offers a free way to easily create an electronic CV.
How to write a résumé