Resume Writing

The purpose of the resume is to provide employers with information about your abilities, skills, experiences, achievements and accomplishments so they can assess your potential for a successful job match. The resume is a selling document, a marketing piece, designed to catch the interest of an employer. First impressions are critical since as little as 2.8 seconds may be devoted to scanning each resume. The focus of a resume must be on the needs of the employer, not on the needs and desires of the writer. Space is critical. Carefully include brief but specific descriptions of the activities, responsibilities, and accomplishments that most closely relate to the employer’s needs.

CSO staff members are happy to work with students individually on their resumes through a standard appointment offered Monday through Friday at 10:30, 2:00, 2:45 and 3:30 for 45 minutes, or through a walk-in 20-minute appointment. See the events section for more information about our Resume Blitz Days and Wednesday Walk-Ins.

Check out the following resources for more information on how to write a resume:

  Resume Writing Guide
  Resume Samples:
      Accounting Major Resume
      Business Management/Spanish Major Resume
      Electrical Engineering Major Resume
      English Major Resume
      Marketing Major 1 Resume
      Marketing Major 2 Resume
      Mechanical Engineering Major Resume
      Ministry Resume
      Physics Major Resume
      Psychology Major Resume
      Theatre Resume Samples
•  Action Verbs
Transferrable Skills
  Resume Writing Seminar Video - view Dr. Thrasher's workshop on the 'Career Services' tab on myGCC.
  Tips on the Resume Follow-Through Process
  Additionally, check out the following article on how to develop a Curriculum Vitae (CV): Developing a Winning Curriculum Vitae (CV) – (Copyright (c) 2012 by College Recruitment Media, Inc., Geneva, IL)

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