Resumes

Learn to develop and tailor a resume that represents your experiences well.

Resume Snapshot

resume is a brief account of one’s experiences and qualifications for the purpose of securing an interview.

Resume Essentials: 1. Purpose – The resume should be able to stand alone without a cover letter. The reader should be able to immediately recognize the purpose of the resume. 2. Qualifications that match the job – Identify skills, core attributes, experiences, etc. that show your value to the reader – tell the employer what you can do for them. 3. Action Verb + Skill + Task =Result – Use this formula for writing bulleted phrases that define your work experience. 4. Formatting – Document must look aesthetically appealing

  • 1-2 pages, only if second page is full
  • Recommended font Size: 10-12 pt.
  • Recommended font Styles: Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial
  • Must be scanned in 15 seconds or less
  • Avoid using or purchasing templates
  • References should appear on a separate page and should not be included in the resume

5. Error Free 

Get your resume reviewed:

Drop-in Model: Stop by Ceres Hall 306 M-F from 9 am – 4 pm for assistance.

Submit Resume for Review: Fill out our CAC Document Review Form to get feedback on your resume.

Make an Appointment: Schedule an appointment via Bison Advise.

Email: All services are offered via email. So if you are away from campus, taking classes online, or commuting to NDSU, you may find email interactions to be more useful. Reach out via email at ndsu.cac@ndsu.edu.

Phone:  Calls can be made to the Career and Advising Center main line at 701-231-7111.

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