Career and Professional Development

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

A good resume is not good enough! In today's competitive job market, your resume needs to be outstanding. Career and Professional Development is here to assist you with writing your resume whether you are starting your first draft or polishing your current one. Email to set up an appointment or watch for walk-in resume days.

Writing Your Resume
There is no one "right" way to create a resume. Each resume should be as unique as the person writing it. However, you still want to be mindful of format, style, and content.

To get started, look at the resume writing guide and examples located on the right. Draft a general resume that will include all of your experiences. You can always tailor individual resumes for each application. Once you are finished, be sure to have it reviewed by CPD.  

Resume vs. Curriculum Vitae
What's the difference between a resume and a vita (or academic resume)? Resumes focus on your relevant work experience and are used primarily for employment opportunities. Curriculum vitae are focused on your academic experience and are used primarily in academic settings, such as graduate school, scholarship applications, employment in higher education, and research and grant applications. Vitae often include the same information as resumes, but with much greater detail on academic experience, including teaching, presentations, research and published work.

Use the guide to the right for help with format and phrasing.