Resumes that get results
A résumé will not get you a job. Its purpose is to get you invited for a job interview. Whether you are crafting a résumé for the first time, or attempting to enhance the one you have, these resources are designed to help you to create a résumé that gets results.
- Résumé information worksheet
- Rules for effective résumés
- Writing descriptive skill statements
- Action word list
- Helpful résumé section headings
- Résumé checklist
- Sample recent graduate résumés - Coming soon
- Sample chronological résumés (PDF) [1 | 2]
- Sample functional résumé (PDF)
- Sample Curriculum Vitae (CV) - Coming soon
- Reference protocols (PDF)
The exercise of building a résumé is great preparation for a job interview. It forces you to recall and concisely relate how your education, knowledge, skills, abilities, and achievements match the types of jobs you are seeking. The better you can describe your “fit” for the job, the more likely you are to impress an employer.
Although you will find these resources helpful, before you begin applying for a job or internship, we encourage you to call the Career Development Center at 360-867-6193 to schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor.