What is a Resume?

A resume is a written document presenting what you have to offer an employer. It includes:

  • A summary of your skills and work experience

  • Positions held with each employer

  • Educational background

  • Relevant skills and accolades

Many companies and employers will use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) when reviewing resumes in order to select which applicants to interview. Be sure to have key words from the job description in your resume and application. For more information on ATS and tips on how to get your resume into human hands, visit this site.

Your resume is your sales brochure on you! It needs to highlight how your strengths and achievements can be beneficial for the new position or organization.

Your resume should be:

  • Easy to read

  • An organized layout

  • Interesting

  • Relevant to the position

  • Concise

  • Persuasive

There is no such thing as a perfect resume, so you will need to tailor each resume to the specific job application.

Click here for Resume Templates.

Be sure to include action words in your resume.

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