resume is a 1-2 page document that lists your background emphasizing ONLY
relevant experience and how it relates to the position to which you are applying Tailoring your resume is important
so you demonstrate that you have the skills to effectively perform the job.
A general resume 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 resume. 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 resume. After
updating your resume, 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 resume?
The purpose of a resume is to
generate interviews for the jobs to which you have applied.
How do I know if I have a good targeted resume?
Is your resume generating interview opportunities for you? If so, then you know it is working. If not, then you may need to adjust your
If your resume 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 resumes, see the resources below.
Guide to Writing Exceptional Resumes
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, resume tips, federal
resume example, and much more!
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