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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!

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Need resume paper & envelopes? Choose from five different styles available at Career Services at an affordable price.

To ensure that your resume is in top condition, have it reviewed by one of our staff.

  1. Attend one of our Resume Workshops   or
  2. Make an appointment by calling 217-581-2412 or online via Panther Recruiting.  
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Employers are searching for you now!   Upload your resume to in Panther Recruiting PLUS+!  


Register for Panther Recruiting PLUS+ to access internships, jobs, & more!  

PLUS+ members have access to:  

  • Internships and job listings
  • Campus interviews
  • Resume referrals
  • Employer and industry information
  • Exclusive events and field trips     

Register for Panther Recruiting PLUS+, HERE!