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Start creating your job-winning resume with our improved Resume Writing Guide and Examples. This short guide will help you build your resume with professional content geared towards landing your next position. Samples of strong resumes are included at the end. After reviewing our guide, participate in our Document Drop Program to receive written critique.

Design and Format Help:

Download our resume examples if you need help designing or formatting your resume as you go through the guide. Each example file is fully editable in Microsoft Word, so you can add your own content to the resume as you create it. All samples utilize right tabs to align content. Find information on how to edit using right tabs. Remember: There is not any one "correct" format.

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Cover Letter

Use our Cover Letter Writing Guide to get started. This guide will help you with formatting basics and how to develop content used to convey your interest in a specific position.

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Personal Statement

Personal statements are often required for graduate school applications. They may seem overwhelming, but our Personal Statement Writing Guide is here to help!

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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Curriculum Vitaes (also known as CVs), are lengthier than a resume. Often used in academia, these detail all academic experience you have, while a resume summarizes your skills and experience. Use our CV Guide to help yours shine!

Reference Page

Instead of having references on your resume, use a separate document. Our Reference Writing Guide will help you get started.


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