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Resumes

Need help with your resume? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re starting from scratch or reworking an old copy, we can teach you how to build a résumé that will impress potential employers. Our staff is available to offer guidance on the experience and skills that you should include in your resume.

Review a sample résumé

Not sure what a résumé should look like? Check out our example:

Sample Resume

Come meet with us so we can help you present your best self by creating a resume that is specific to your skills and experience.

Federal Resume Webinar

The process and conventions of preparing and submitting a resume for a job with the federal government through usajobs.gov differs from traditional resumes for other kinds of opportunities.  To learn more about how to create a resume to optimize your application for a position through usajobs.gov, please review this Federal Resume Workshop webinar.

Helpful Tips

Working on your resume? Keep these tips in mind:

A resume should:

  • Emphasize accomplishments.
  • Use numbers, percentages, frequencies, and volumes when possible.
  • Use action words.
  • Be divided into a few logical categories.
  • List experience in reverse chronological order.
  • Be selective.
  • Be error-free.
  • Provide contact information.
  • Be visually appealing.
  • Be no more than one page.

A resume shouldn’t:

  • Exaggerate your skills or experiences.
  • List irrelevant coursework/experience.
  • Use abbreviations.
  • Include experience from high school after your first year in college, unless specifically relevant.
  • Use colored paper, pictures, images or unusual fonts.