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Resume Writing Tips

A resume is an advertisement of the skills and qualifications you have to offer employers. Research indicates that most hiring managers make an initial decision about a resume within about 60 seconds.  The following recommendations and resources will assist you to create winning resumes and cover letters:


Important Changes:

New Resume Critique Policy!

Optimal Resume-An online system (available to current students) that provides guidance as you create resumes.

Resume Checklist-Download this checklist to ensure that you have included all of the necessary components of a resume.

General Sample Resumes-Find examples of a wide range of resumes depending on experience level and academic discipline.

Fogelman College of Business and Economics Sample Resumes-Follow the link to find samples created specifically for students from this college.

Loewenberg School of Nursing Sample Resume - Find a sample created in partnership with the Loewenberg School of Nursing faculty specifically for Nursing students.

Psychology Sample Resume - Find a sample resume for undergraduate psychology majors.

Cover Letter Checklist-Learn what to include in a cover letter and how to format it.

Action Verbs List-Liven up your resume with words that describe your duties and responsibilities.



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