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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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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 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 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!

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

Don’t see what you need here?

Connect with your Career Advisor for in-depth help!

Peer Career Ambassadors

Provide individual career assistance to students via document drop and drop ins. 

2023-2024 Team

Shaylaine Roker, Katie Pricer, Katrina Ibezim, Kylie Tran, Erika Marcrum, Kamarian Gates

  • Contact the PCA Team at: [email protected] or call 615-898-2500 
  • Document Drop: Get feedback on your resume or cover letter within 2 business days. More info here

Quick Look at our Resume Writing Tips

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