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What is a resume?

A resume is a summary of your education, skills, experiences, and accomplishments, as they relate to the type of opportunity that you are seeking. Since a resume serves as the chief marketing tool that provides readers with their first impression of you, it should be organized and well written.

What should I include on a resume?

Learn about the content to include in your resume, including your contact information, education, skills, experience, and more. 

How should it be organized?

Learn about resume formats. View examples of the different resume formats to choose from (chronological, functional, or combination). Check out our Resume Appearance video to learn more.

What's the difference between a CV and a resume?

Learn how a CV (curriculum vitae) differs from a resume. CVs are often used in academic and STEM (i.e. science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, or international settings.

How do I write a cover letter?

Learn how cover letters and letters of inquiry should be formatted, and what should be included.

How do I make a professional portfolio?

Discover how to create a portfolio to highlight a collection of your work. Portfolios are most often used in the fields of arts, communications, education, and technology.

How can CAP help me?

Visit our Resume Help page to learn more about the resume events and resume review opportunities we offer.

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