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Resume Writing

A resume is a one, sometimes two, page summary of your education, skills, accomplishments and experience. The purpose of your resume is to help you get your foot in the door. If done correctly, a resume will help you get an interview and not exclude you from consideration. An effective resume is your primary marketing tool and your ticket to an interview where you can sell yourself!

To prepare a successful and effective resume, you need to know how to review, summarize and present your experiences and achievements on one page. Unless you have considerable experience, you don't need two pages. Outline your achievements briefly and concisely. Begin by writing down your successes, accomplishments and contributions from your past and current activities. Include employment, education, team and individual class projects, student clubs, campus organizations, volunteer experience, community service and other activities. (See the Skills/Achievement Exercise on our site to help guide you.)

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Quinlan School of Business · 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7057 · quinlan@luc.edu

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