• You will need a resume for college, scholarships and job applications.

    Select a resume format that highlights your strengths.
    Resumes come in many shapes and sizes.  While there is no "correct" resume format, you should select one that highlights your strengths.  For example, a student with little work experience might choose a format that emphasizes academic achievement first.

    Below are sample resumes that provide a variety of formats.


    • Proofread - have your family and friends read through your resume and specifically look for incorrect spelling and grammar.
    • Be truthful - although your resume is meant to be a tool used to sell yourself, it does not mean you should fib about your experiences. Make sure your facts and dates are correct.
    • Providing too much information - a good rule of thumb is to keep a resume to one page.  You may use a cover letter to add more information about yourself.
    • Correct format and paper - a resume is a professional document. You want it to look clean and simple for the reader to scan easily through it.  Do not use bright paper or scented stationery (remember Elle Woo