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Resume and LinkedIn 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
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 - the person who will hire you
Proofread, proofread, then have at least one other person proofread. There can be no errors on the page.
Everything must fit on one page!
Save as a PDF to avoid formatting or access issues for your reader.
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