A resume is an outline of transferable skills, qualifications, experiences, and educational background that an individual possesses. Action verbs should begin each bullet point describing your skills and experiences and should be in the accurate verb tense (past/present).  Some people think of a resume as a thirty second commercial that will help you distinguish yourself from the rest of the candidate pool.

The purpose of a resume is to give a brief overview of who you are as a candidate. A resume communicates to an employer what you can offer to them as a potential employee. A good resume combined with a dynamic cover letter will motivate someone to meet you.

Set up an appointment with a career advisor to have your resume critiqued or visit the Career Services Resume Cart.

Also consider using eFolio Minnesota, a multimedia electronic portfolio designed to help you create a living showcase of your education, career and personal achievements. All Minnesota residents, including students enrolled in Minnesota schools, educators and others can use eFolio Minnesota to reach their career and education goals.

Another useful tool to consider using is Wordle - consider using this tool to ensure that your resume contains key words to target the career field you're interested in. 

Sample Resumes

Composite Engineering
Fine Arts
First Year Student
Grad Student

Human Services
Information Technology