Virtually every student needs to write a resume at some stage, but the vast majority fall to take advantage of every resource available to them. To ensure that your resume is as polished and professional as it can possibly be, considering utilizing one of Career and Employment Services' free resume-related services.
Our Cover Letters and Resumes that ROAR workshop will help you to create documents that are Results-Oriented And Relevant. Learn how to compose powerful, effectively cover letters and resumes that employers will notice.
Peer Resume Clinics
Career and Employment Services operates several weekly Peer Resume Clinics on a drop-in basis. These sessions, typically held between September and April, are conducted by specially trained student volunteers who will review your resume and provide you with constructive feedback. If possible, please bring a paper copy of your resume to the clinic. If you don't have a resume yet, this is also a great starting point at which you can receive valuable tip sheet about resume writing.
Email Resume Service
If, for whatever reason, you can't commit to an in-person appointment, a Career and Employment Services staff member can still evaluate your resume and offer you useful formative feedback.
Email a Microsoft Word document containing your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Career and Employment Services team member will critique it and email it back to you within three to five business days. Please be sure to include your name and student number in the body of the email.
Career and Employment Services hosts a number of downloadable student resources that help to clarify the career-planning process. The following resources apply to this topic:
- "Resume and Job Search Basics"
- "Sell Yourself: Quick Tips for Resume Writing"
- "Recommended Resume Action Words"
- "Career and Employment Services Resume Checklist"
- "The Law of the Letter: How to Write an Effective Cover Letter"
- "Career and Employment Services Cover Letter Checklist"
- "In Good Form: How to Deal with Online Applications"
- "The Professional Network: 13 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Your Advantage"
- "When a Resume Won't Do: The Curriculum Vitae"
- "The Curriculum Vitae (CV) Package" (mySuccess exclusive)
- "Curriculum Vitae Samples from Other Institutions" (mySuccess exclusive)
- "Generic Academic CV Template"
- "Professorial CV Outline"
- "External Resources" (mySuccess exclusive)
Further career-oriented resources are available through mySuccess. From the left menu, select Career then Resources.