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After completing this exercise for multiple experiences, do any patterns emerge? If so, how can these inform your decision making as you continue to explore career choices?

Skip to main content. A marketing tool for your job and internship search. An individually designed document tailored to each application. A highlight of your background, experience, and skills. Used by employers as a screening device. Includes name, address permanent and temporary , telephone and e-mail. If you have an e-portfolio, professional blog or LinkedIn profile, you may choose to include that information as well. Objective statements are optional, but if you choose to include one, it should be a short, specific statement that includes position, industry and relevant skills.

In reverse-chronological order, this section includes the schools you have attended, dates of graduation or dates of attendance, as well as degrees sought or completed. Other information that might be included: This section includes work, volunteering, extracurricular activities, research or field experiences. Names and locations of employers and dates of employment should be included. Descriptions should detail level of responsibility, breadth of exposure and acquired skills.

Focus on what you want employers to notice first—they will read top to bottom, so make sure the sections most relevant come at the top of the page after education. Language Resume language should be professional, succinct and expressive. Use the minimum number of words necessary to convey meaning.

Use precise action verbs to describe accomplishments and responsibilities i. Use short sentences or phrases. Use parallel grammatical structures and consistent verb tenses. Does Your Resume… Include only relevant information?

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Well developed professional materials will open the door for you to meet and interview with employers. a simple thank you note as a follow-up to your interview can help keep your options open for the future. You should always try to leave a good impression. Virtual Resume Reviews for Tech Careers. Sign up for the Resume Marathon. UVA. HOW TO BUILD YOUR RESUME. Career Services is available to all students from all majors, at any time during their WVU Tech experience. Early visits to Career Services can help you maximize your time at WVU Tech.

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