SPD Employer Services counselors assist you with this process. We have resume guides for you in our office. Additionally, many computer programs and employment Web sites have resume-writing templates that you can utilize. (Discover is available at the Career Counseling and Testing Center, M-14.) Libraries and bookstores also carry resume guides.
Proofread carefully, be neat and well-organized, use action verbs to highlight your accomplishments, quantify if possible, be truthful. You may need to prepare two different versions of your resume.
White or very light neutral color, 8 ½” x 11” size
Entry-level candidates should have a one-page resume. Job candidates with 5-10 years of related experience (or more) will most likely need two pages. An education professional required to submit a curriculum vita for a position would need more than two pages.
A reverse chronological format lists your education and experience from the present
to the past. It is the format that is most frequently used.
A functional format uses functional skill areas to organize the duties and accomplishments included in the experience section. A job placement counselor will help you decide which format will serve you better.