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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.


Learn about the five different types of content to include in your resume.

Contact Information

Include essential information that employers need to contact you, and also learn what not to include.


A well-written objective can set the tone and create cohesion in your resume and job application.

Education and Honors

Communicate your education and honors on your resume.

Coursework, Projects, and Skills

Identify and prepare to describe your coursework, academic projects, and skills.

Experience and Activities

Articulate your transferable skills by highlighting your experiences and activities, such as internships, volunteer work, paid positions, and student organization/club involvement.


Choose the resume format that best highlights your experiences.


Personalize the look of your resume by tailoring the appearance.


Learn how to select references and include their contact information on your resume.

Workshops and Reviews

Identify workshops or resume review opportunities to get individual help with your resume.

Curriculum Vitae

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


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.

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