Resume Form Faqs
What should your resume highlight?
The resume should include your education up to this point, any
professional skills including computer knowledge, camera work,
public speaking, foreign language abilities, web designs as well as
your experience and any accomplishments, awards and honors.
How should you write your information?
Be factual and brief. Short concise phrases are easier to read than
complete sentences. Limit your resume to one page. Your references
can be listed on another page or simply make a note that they can be
provided upon request. The resume should be 8 1/2" X 11" if
How should your resume look?
The format of your resume can catch the future employer's eye.
Choose a style that will emphasize your strengths and play down you
weaknesses. Many format examples are provided in the College of
Communication Career Service Center located in CMA 3.104.
What should the order of your resume be?
Use reverse chronological order. Place your most recent job,
educational experience or newest acquired skills first and list the
rest of the information in a backwards order.
What to do when you have completed filling in all your
Proofread your resume and then have other people take a look at it,
not only to look for typos but to make sure they understand what you
are trying to say.
How should you print out your resume?
Once you have completed all the above steps, save your resume and
print it out on a laser printer. Dot matrix printouts do not look as
professional, and because the career service center faxes most of
the resumes to interested employers, white or neutral paper works