Your resume is an essential tool in your professional branding toolkit. It lets the recruiters know a little about you in a short amount of time and is traditionally used to apply for employment, internships, volunteer opportunities, etc.
Keep in mind that resumes do not get you hired, they get you an interview. Writing a relevant resume is critical, as most recruiters screen resumes for a few seconds before deciding if they will keep reading or not. Utilize keywords and phrases that will show the reader that you are a fit for whatever opportunity it is that you are applying for. Use the following resources to help you get the most out of your resume!
Resume and Cover Letter Help
Walk-In Hours (In person)
- Bring a printed copy of your resume or cover letter for a 15-minute session. First-come, first-served basis.
- Our Walk-In hours are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon
- Located at the University Student Center, 205
Attend a Resume Writing Workshop
Join us for workshops outlining what should be in your resume and how to make it stand out. View our schedule of events for dates and times or view our archived sessions.
Meet with a Career Coach
Make an appointment with a career coach through HireStanState to meet 1:1 with a coach. Email us if the times listed do not match your availability: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMSI Resume Builder Resource: If you would like some help getting started, use this resource. Once you get an outline, check in with us for feedback.
Resources and Examples
Updated: August 24, 2022