Résumé Writing

A résumé describes what you have accomplished and what you have been responsible for by outlining your academic, work, and volunteer and extracurricular experiences. The information provided in your résumé is extremely important and needs to articulate your skills and abilities. Equally significant, however, is that you present this information in an attractive, straightforward and concise manner. Your résumé should present a complete picture of you, but there is no way to include everything you have accomplished.

For more information on a résumé , please review our guide to view examples and learn how to construct a properly formatted document. This guide should be used as references on how to write descriptions that use strong action words to demonstrate your skills and abilities and how to incorporate expressions of accomplishment to demonstrate not just what you did, but how well you did it. There are also two templates to help get you started.