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Resume Tutorial for Alumni


The most effective resumes are not mass produced, but written for a single employer with a particular position or goal in mind.

A strong resume and cover letter combination may be your only chance to land an interview. Most recruiters take only 30-60 seconds to review resumes and decide if they wish to go further with that candidate. So, it is important to make your resume stand out!  

Take the time to review the links in this tutorial, as you may find that the resume you developed in college may no longer suit your current employment needs.        

Resume Quick Tips

Resume Formats

Should I use a chronological or functional resume?   

How much of my experience should I include on my resume?

Sample Resumes

Action Verbs


Cover Letters


To ensure that your resume is in top condition, have it reviewed by one of our staff.   For alumni, our Career Center offers resume assistance via e-mail or phone appointments.    Phone appointments can be arranged by calling 217-581-2412.