Share | Print

Resume and LinkedIn Reviews

Bring in your resume or LinkedIn profile to be reviewed or get advice on how to start.

 

You can come to the office
during Walk-In Thursdays (9am-4pm)
or Schedule an Appointment

Advising and Career Center | Wyllie Hall D175

Creating Your Resume

A resume is a document that summarizes your qualifications for a professional opportunity, often times employment.  It lets the reader know the highlights of your educational experience, skills and other related information.  Resumes can be chronological, functional, or a combination of both. 

Quick tips for an effective resume
  • Use categories to help organization your information
  • Use standard non-serif fonts in a readable size (font size 10-14)
  • Leave adequate white space and use headings, bold, bullets to attract and guide the reader's attention
  • Be brief; employers tell us that a one-page resume is often adequate unless you have extensive experience
  • Don't use abbreviations and avoid industry jargon except when necessary
  • Customize your resume for the reader and tailor it to a specific position or opportunity
  • Don't include personal information such as date of birth or marital status
  • Use action verbs to describe your skills, accomplishments, and responsibilities
  • Proofread - and have others review your resume.
  • Use white or off white resume paper only, unless you are in the creative fields.
  • When submitting electronically, save and attach/submit as a PDF to preserve formatting unless otherwise instructed

      900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

      Who Are You?

      Tell Us