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Career Services

Resumes

A resume is a marketing tool that you use to sell your achievements, experience, skills and strengths to a potential employer. The primary purpose of the resume is to obtain an interview.

CSSE/Career Services offers these two choices to help you prepare your resume: 

Optimal Resume
OptimalResume™ is a free service provided by CSSE/Career Services, where you can design high-impact resumes based on your major and career goals, easily create resumes in several formats, including Word® Compatible, Plain Text, PDF, and HTML, manage an unlimited number of resumes and include your resume in your own professional website, which you can update, deactivate, and reactivate as your career progresses.

Writing Your Winning Resume Guide: A guide that explains what a resume is, the different types of resumes, how to write accomplishment statements, and use action verbs to highlight your experience. This guide also provides multiple examples for your review.

Cover Letters

A cover letter or letter of intent is another essential piece needed to apply to jobs. Writing a cover letter takes practice.

Here is a guide to help you: Writing Your Cover Letter