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Resume Basics: Home
So you need a resume. Maybe you want to look for your first internship, or a job or scholarship has asked you to provide one. Start here!
The first step is to make a list of:
Every position of responsibility or job you have ever had, on or off-campus, paid or unpaid
What you learned from each one in 5 words or less - think specifically
What you did well to fulfill the responsibilities of the position
Next: Follow a standard resume format. Key elements of a basic resume:
Your contact information (top of the page, centered)
Optional: objective *or* key skills
Experience (paid or unpaid work, campus activities, etc.)
Education (in reverse chronological order)
References with contact information
You are writing for a very specific audience.
Proofread, proofread, then have someone else proofread. There can be no errors on the page.
Everything on one page!
Save as a PDF to avoid formatting or access issues for your reader.
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