résumé is a 1-2 page document that lists your background emphasizing ONLY
relevant experience and how it relates to the position you are applying
for. Tailoring your résumé is important
so you look like the perfect candidate.
A general résumé does not work because an employer is evaluating you
based off of what they are looking for which is listed on the posting under
‘qualifications’ or ‘requirements’.
Thus, knowing what job you want is the first task before you begin
writing your résumé. If you are struggling
with coming up with a job title or career path click here.
View our Guide to Writing
start or to tweak your résumé. After
updating your résumé, drop-in during our Quick Tip hours to get your résumé
reviewed by a career advisor, no appointment necessary!
Monday – Thursday
11:00am-1:00pm & 3:00pm-5:00pm
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the purpose of a résumé?
The purpose of a résumé is to
generate interviews for the jobs you have applied for.
How do I know if I have a good targeted résumé?
Is your résumé generating interview opportunities for you? If so, then you know it is working. If not, then you may need to adjust your
If your résumé is not working for
you, call the Career Center at 303.556.2250 to schedule an appointment to meet
with a career advisor or visit the Career Center in Tivoli 267 during Drop-in
Quick Tip hours.
For more details and resources on
writing résumés see the resources below.
Guide to Writing Exceptional Résumés
Our Resume Guide will help you
tailor your resume throughout your collegiate career. It details what
information to include in a quality resume, how to organize that information,
and other helpful tips to make your resume stand out.
Interested in applying to a Federal Job? Download this brochure for an overview of the
Federal Government branches, helpful federal websites, résumé tips, federal
résumé example, and much more!
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