Career Management Services

Career Management Services

Résumé 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— For jobs, research projects, and graduate school
  • Marketing Tool— To demonstrate experience and skills to clients or colleagues 
  • Work in Progress— Continually evolving and updatable 

In order to target the résumé effectively to employers, you need to spend time researching them to determine their needs. It must speak to the employer’s needs– not your needs.

If you are a freshman or do not have much work experience to notate on your résumé, you can use this résumé worksheet to help you get started.  You can also use one of our sample résumé templates in the right sidebar menu of this pageto help you build your format.  Once you are satisfied that your résumé represents you, you will want to upload it to your  profile. 

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, we offer résumé critiques by appointment. To make an appointment, log into your Handshake account to select a convenient timeslot. Make sure to upload a copy of your draft résumé.