RESUME TIPS


 
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  • Resumes should only be one page, anything longer is not necessary.

 

  • It is better to expand on major involvements/accomplishments, rather than list things that do not have a lot of significance.

 

  • Only list involvements/accomplishments that you can actually speak to.

 

  • Keep resumes clear and concise. Quantify information when applicable, and always write in the past tense. Use different action verbs to differentiate experiences.

 

  • Resumes are organized in chronological order. Start from your most recent experiences and then move your way back.

 

  • There are multiple DIY resume templates online, use one to get a basis for your resume. We recommend Canva.

 

  • Have someone else review your resume. They will be able to help you and catch errors/inconsistencies that you may not be able to. The Howe writing center and career services is a great place on campus to get resumes reviewed!

 

Link of verbs to include in your resume

http://career.opcd.wfu.edu/files/2011/05/Action-Verbs-for-Resumes.pdf