Resume Design Resources
What is the purpose of a Résumé?
A résumé is a self-marketing tool designed to get a job interview. Like any marketing tool, it should target the needs of the market or employer and highlight how you can meet those needs.
The Purpose of a résumé is:
- Application Tool—Use a résumé to apply for a professional position, research projects and graduate school
- Marketing Tool—To demonstrate experience and skills to clients if providing a service or have your own business
- Work in Progress—Your résumé should continually evolve and be updated through your college and professional career
In order to target the résumé effectively to employers, you need to spend time research them to determine their needs. It must speak to the employer’s needs– not your needs.
Florida Institute of Technology Students have access to utilize Optimal Résumé to help them as they build their résumés. The site will guide students the process of creating content for their résumé an will allow them to create their résumé in different formats including those for printing and online publication. Click on the picture below to go to the site. Remember to use your Florida Institute of Technology email address when you create your account.
To help you better utilize Optimal Résumé we have provided you with this brief guide which looks at the different features of the site.
How Our Office Can Help
Our office can assist students in a variety of ways. We provide workshops periodically throughout the year on the subject of résumés that students can attend. In addition to that we offer résumé critiques. Students can drop off their résumés in our office or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.