Résumé

Create. Critique. Connect.

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A strong résumé is a critical tool for use in pursuing your career goals. To create an effective résumé, the Career Resource Center offers résumé workshops, a résumé writing guide, templates based on the industry standards, books in our office library, and access to instant and personalized feedback by VMock.

Career Resource Center Résumé Guide

Click here for Informational guide on résumé preparation based on the feedback we have received from recruiters over the years.

1. CREATE: templates and resources

Official CRC Résumé' Templates 

These customized templates make it easy for students to prepare a professionally formatted résumé. 

Additional Resources

Action Verbs
Use this list of action verbs to develop your résumé's bulleted statements.

 

Glossary of Action Verbs [PDF]
Be sure you are using the action verbs correctly by understanding their meaning.

 

Applicant Tracking Systems
Get started in creating a résumé that will work with recruiting software and eventually make it to a live recruiter.

 

CRC Résumé Writing Workshop

 

CRC Student Resource Area
Use our career guides and other library resources to help you in your job search. Find resources on writing cover letters and government résumés and case interview guidelines.

2. CRITIQUE: receive instant feedback

After creating your  résumé using the CRC official template, submit your document for a critique through VMock. Receive instant feedback on your presentation, competencies and impact. 

Get instant, automated and personalized career guidance via VMockSmart Résumé.

 

You can receive up to 10 critiques in one year. Your goal is to achieve 70 points or more before proceeding to step three, Connect. 

   

3. CONNECT: advisor review

Résumé and Cover Letter Critique Service
Drop-off your résumé and cover letter in 308 Alfiero for critique. Students are then able to pick up written feedback or schedule an individual appointment with one of our Career Advisors to discuss the suggestions.

Career Advising
To review your résumé or cover letter in person, meet with a member of the CRC staff. To schedule an appointment, please call or stop by our office, or sign up in BizLink. From the home page, select Request a Counseling Appointment. Then select the appropriate advisor and view availability. In addition to critiques, your advisor can assist with job search strategy, interviews or career planning.

Make the Most of Your Appointment

Implement suggestions from your VMock critique to ensure you receive more in-depth feedback from your advisor.