Resumes That Work

A resume presents relevant aspects of your education and experience so that a potential employer may better understand and value you.

Your resume is a powerful marketing tool and an opportunity to make a positive first impression during your job or internship search.

Most undergraduates will present a one-page resume which lists entries in reverse chronological order by job or activity. The instructions provided in the links below focus on creating a chronological resume. Experienced alumnae may wish to consider other types of resumes such as the functional or combination resume, or the curriculum vitae. Click on Sample Alumnae Resumes for further information.

For special concerns and questions, consult our Resume Guide or visit the CWS during drop-in hours. Counselors are available daily from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to provide brief critiques and referrals.

Step 1: Brainstorming

Step 2: Setting a Strategy and Developing Content

Step 3: Formatting Your Resume

Step 4: Revising and Targeting Your Resume

Step 5: Submitting Your Resume