Resumes are work search tools that communicate, to potential employers, who you are and what skills and abilities you have to offer. Resumes
create a link between you and the job that you hope to get. A good resume leads to a job interview.
Most employers still expect applicants to submit a resume, ideally one that is targeted or customized to the specific position. A well-prepared,
up-to-date, targeted resume shows employers you are serious about finding a job and ready to work. Your resume can also help you complete employment
Employers receive many resumes and, even if they are not in a hurry to hire, they will not have a lot of time to review resumes. They will invest even
less time on resumes that are hard to read, disorganized, or incomplete. The average amount of time that an employer spends reviewing a resume is 20
seconds. Every second counts, so make sure that you design a resume that looks great and gets the employer's attention. Creating a winning resume takes
time but it can make the difference between getting an interview or ending up in an employer's "not interested" pile.
There are a few main types of resumes and likely hundreds of styles or designs. It is important to choose the type that will best showcase your
knowledge, skills, and experiences as well as minimize anything you do not want to highlight (e.g., gaps in work history). The table on the next page
provides a brief overview of common types of resumes, including their advantages and disadvantages.
Register and log in to save your resumes.
You can complete the resume builder without logging in, but your progress and results will not be saved.