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A winning resume does two things. It gets you the job interview and sets the stage for your interview presentation.

Take the time to decide which resume format best suits your needs and then decide if you will take on the resume writing process yourself or if you will look to a resume service for help. In either case, remember your resume is a
reflection of you and it needs your personal input. An effective resume creates a favorable impression of you and a desire to meet you personally to find out more about you!


  • Write short, concise sentences. Use bullets.

  • Use action words.

  • Write results statements. Be specific.

  • Have a clear purpose and direction for writing your resume - know what job or field you
    are targeting and who your audience is.

  • Ask for feedback from your colleagues in your field.

  • Edit strategically - ask someone else, ideally someone with great writing, spelling and
    grammar skills, to look over your resume. Another trick is to read your resume out loud while
    you touch a pencil to each word.

  • Place dates to the right - align your dates to the right margin.

  • Include headings. It quickly draws the reader's eye to specific information. The ease
    of readability for the reader is as important as the information contained in the resume.

  • Don't use the word "I" or other pronouns.

  • Don't have a resume over two pages.

  • Don't list job responsibilities - instead, write impactful, action-oriented statements
    that describe your skills and accomplishments.

  • Don't include personal information (age, marital status, health, children, etc.) - they don't
    need to know this because it is not job related.

  • Don't make it the responsibility of the reader to figure out what you can do.

  • Don't indicated "references available upon request." It is implied and it wastes space.

  • Don't have typographical errors. Do not rely on spell check- it won't catch everything.

  • Generally, you don't need multiple resumes. If you take time thoughtfully write your resume,
    there is no need for more than one. Use the cover letter to adjust for different positions. 

  • Don't change tenses.

  • Don't change fonts and size. It should be the same on the envelope, cover letter,
    resume and references.

  • Don't lie! Everything is verifiable. 


Once your resume is written, read through it and make sure you can answer YES to the following
key questions:

  • Does my resume highlight successes and accomplishments, not job duties?

  • Does my resume reflect my achievements, not just describe my job title?

  • Are many statements on my resume quantified?

  • Are my career summary and statements relevant to my target audience?

  • What are the key competencies for this job or career? Does my resume showcase my ability
    to be successful at those competencies?


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