Use the PREPs Resume & Cover Letter Guide to get started! A resume is a document that showcases and highlights educational background, experiences, skills, accomplishments, and relevant activities.
The length of a resume may vary based on an individual's depth of experience and education or industry.
Graduate school applicants are denied admission because their personal statements are deemed "trite" and "cliche." Resumes, cover letters, research statements, and curriculum vitaes are all challenging documents to create, but you do not have to do it on your own.
Your resume and cover letter are usually the first two things a hiring manager will see when considering you for a position.
Here are some simple steps to make sure you create a clean, organized resume...
Start from scratch by writing down your skills, experiences, and accomplishments.
Formatting your text as justified will give you a clean edge that has a nice professional look.
Different computers have different software programs, so you never know if your Word document will look the same on someone else's screen.
Employers may have difficulty reading your resume if the font is too small. Arial, Times New Roman, Helvetica, Myriad, Garamond, Calibri, and Book Antique are all safe font choices.
Fancy scripts, and Comic Sans are inappropriate choices.