A resume is a one page document that highlights your most relevant experiences, skills and strengths to an employer. It is an effective and efficient way to tell your story and highlight your unique qualifications for that position and employer. For detailed information about how to write a resume, check out our Resume Writing Handout (PDF).
Common Content Categories
- Experience (projects, professional experience, research, leadership, volunteer, etc.)
- Involvement or Activities (if not incorporated into experience sections)
- Technical or Field-specific Skills
If your most relevant experience is in the classroom, include that in your resume. For example:
Toy Product Design
- Analyzed over 30 products from different companies to build one multi-function toy
- Performed a materials-cost breakdown on 10 different products to find the optimal selling price
Health Care Delivery Systems
Humanistic Health Care & Communication
Administration and Management
Applicant Tracking System Resumes
If you are applying online, most companies use computer programs or Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to pre-screen applicants before they get reviewed by a human. Create an ATS Resume based on keywords and qualifications from the job description and avoid most formatting.