Resume and Cover Letter Tips
- Most undergraduate resumes are one page. It should be visually appealing and easy to follow with 10-12 size font in styles that are easy to read. When printing your resume use neutral professional style resume paper.
- Typical sections include Education, Honors and Awards, Work Experience, Leadership and Activities, Research Experience, and Skills.
- Your resume should be focused towards your intended goal, highlighting relevant skills and experience.
- Use job descriptions to emphasize your transferable skills and accomplishments. Job descriptions should be written in bulleted format starting with action-orientated verbs.
Helpful Documents for Resume Creation
Sample Resume with Tips
Freshman Resume Sample
Helpful Curriculum Vitae (academic resumes) tips
What is a CV?
Difference between a resume and CV
Helpful CV tips
Resume and CV Samples from UC Davis
Additional Documents and Links
Capitalization Tips for Resumes
What to Include in a Resume
Sample Cover Letter
Sample Reference Page
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