It’s important to begin your career journey with the development of a professional
résumé. This key document is the first impression you make with an employer! Remember,
you never get a second chance to make a first impression so make your résumé stand
out for the right reasons!
To help you make the right impression, two résumé formats have been developed for
your use. When you click on the following links, you will find a sample resume with
relevant student information as well as an annotated version to help you understand
why some of the features are important for your résumé.
Review these two types of résumés carefully—while everyone has unique information
and experiences, employers usually spend about 30 seconds reviewing job candidate
résumés—your information that makes you a competitive candidate must be easy for the
employer to read and review. In addition, your résumé speaks to your ability to communicate—one
of the top five most demanded skills in today’s job market. Take time to invest in
your future by developing a professional résumé.
As you review the two résumé formats, consider your experience and your career development
preparation. Perhaps ask yourself the following questions:
What type of experience do I currently have that would impress an employer?
Be sure to use the downloadable templates at the bottom of this page to make this
process easy for you!
- Is most of my experience related to my academic and campus or community involvement?
If so, Version A might work best for you.
- Sample Version A—click here to learn more about this résumé format
- Is most of my experience related to my work history and skills I’ve gained during
full-time or significant work experience? If so, then Version B might work best for you.
- Sample Version B—click here to learn more about this résumé format
To use Version A or Version B for your own résumé, download the selected version onto
your desktop. Delete the sample name and information listed and replace with your
Important Points To Remember
Remember to proof carefully—check your dates, names, spelling carefully. Identify
your degree and major information and be sure to list your education properly. Use
the FCBE Résumé Planner
and Résumé Packet
to assist you in preparing your career-related content. Be sure to see the downloadable
templates above and review the list of action verbs needed to make your résumé shine!
What if you currently have limited experience to showcase to an employer? First,
be sure to invest time in the Complete Professional Program offerings for Spring 2015.
Visit the Professional Development Center in room 274 to learn more about our different
programs or visit our website