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Effective Resumes

A good resume succinctly conveys specific aspects of your education, experience, and skills to the reader as it relates to the particular opportunity or field in which you’re applying.

Employers have limited time to evaluate candidates and so it’s important for the key pieces of information to jump off of the page. What are the main ideas you want to communicate and is the currently layout & content conveying that message effectively?

Resume Templates, Samples, and Variations

Next Steps

  • Once you have created a resume, you can speak with a Peer Career Advisor, make an appointment, or request a Resume & Cover Letter Review.
  • For tailoring your resume to match specific skills/qualifications, use Targeted Resume to emulate an Applicant Tracking System & compare your resume to a specific job description.

What makes an effective Resume & Cover Letter?

Overall Takeawaya good resume and cover is specific to the skills / qualifications of a particular opportunity or field.

Remember to highlight related experiences & transferable skills that you may have used in a different context. Consider things from across …

By Emily Barrale
Emily Barrale Data Visualizations & Analytics Manager and Associate Director, The College
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Build Your Résumé From the Bones Up

Here is your new post from the Carpe Careers blog, published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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9 Ways to Avoid Job Search Fatigue as a Graduate Student/Postdoc

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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It’s never too late to apply…

Almost every student I’ve met with in the past few months asks the question “Is it too late?!”
Is it too late to apply for an internship, or a full-time job?  Is there some date that all the opportunities available …

By Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant Senior Associate Director, Engineering
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Valuable—and Free—Career Support for Graduate Students/Postdocs

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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