Keep in mind the purpose of a resume: to get you an interview. Employers will interview people who appear to have the qualities and/or experience that will benefit their organization. So, think of your resume as a marketing tool and yourself as the “product.” You must describe yourself in a way that creates enough interest on the part of the employer to want to invite you, the “product,” in for an interview. Your resume, therefore, should focus attention on your qualifications and accomplishments as it relates to the needs of the employer.
Stop by our Career Lab in Meeting Room B, second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center to have your resume reviewed:
- Monday: 12:00-4:00 pm
- Tuesday: 12:00-4:00 pm
- Wednesday: 12:00-4:00 pm
- Thursday: 12:00-4:00 pm
- Friday 10:00-4:00 pm
New evening hours Monday 4:00-7:00 pm in the O’Brien Center.
A Final Note
Remember, you will be selected for an interview based solely on your resume. Students with poorly prepared resumes will most likely not get selected for interviews. Keep refining your resume until you are sure it properly reflects your qualifications, educational background and work experience. Resumes should be continually updated as you acquire new skills.
A resume preparation booklet with sample resumes is available from the O’Brien Center for Student Success, Sakowich Campus Center, 2nd Floor. You can also download the booklet by logging into your Advantage account and clicking Resources: Document Library.
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