A strong resume paints a clear, concise picture of your experiences, skills and strengths. For employers, resumes work as both introductions to and reminders of potential employees; many even use resumes as guidelines for interviews. For applicants, resumes are self-evaluation tools; creating, rereading and updating your resume can help you perceive what you can offer in the job market and to construct your career goals.
Not everyone's resume will look the same or have all of the same information, but a strong resume will be well-organized and will make it easy for the reader to find key information.
Resume guidelines for college students:
Jobscan is a tool that gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their resume is tailored for a particular job and how it can be even better optimized for an ATS. Visit Jobscan and either paste in the text of your resume or upload a Word or PDF file, then paste the text of the job posting you’re interested in.
Resume Worksheet - Use this if you are writing a resume for the first time; it contains detailed guidance on how to craft a resume.
First Year/Sophomore Resume Sample
Junior/Senior Resume with Skills Sample
Fine Art Resume Samples 1, 2, and 3
Finance Resume Sample
Graphic Design Resume Sample
Teaching/Coaching Resume Sample
Teaching Fine Art Resume Sample
Descriptions of Sewanee Activities
Descriptions of Commonly-Held Jobs
Resume Power Words - Use these suggested action verbs to begin each of your entries
Choosing a font for your resume
Formatting your resume for scanning software