Resume Help

Don't miss the opportunity to get your resume in top-notch shape!

Do You Need Help Perfecting Your Resume or Cover Letter?

Open to All VSU Business Students and Alumni!


Monday & Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm & Thursday 9 am – 12 pm                                                                              Location: Office of Career Opportunities, Student Union, Room 2218 behind Starbucks

What is a Resume?

Many employers may only glance at your resume for 30 seconds. Content should impress the reader and convince him or her of your qualifications by being concise, direct, and organized.  Only include what is relevant!
A resume is a tailored document that showcases your skills and experiences to potential employers. It is a summary of your qualification that is used as a marketing tool to obtain an internship or job.

Resume Guidelines and Tips

For information on what to put in the sections of a resume (Heading, Objective, Education, Experience, Skills, and Honors/Activities) click HERE and check out our Sections of a Resume packet!

Click HERE to view Power Phrases to Build Your Resume!

Resume Checklist

❏ One page in length
❏ Updated and current
❏ Tailored to the position for which you are applying
❏ Has been proofread by multiple people (Come see us at Career Strategies during walk in hours!)
❏ Neat, well-organized, and easy to read
❏ Consistent in formatting, font, and content
❏ Avoids high school information (after your first year in college)
❏ Checked for proper grammar, punctuation, and correct spelling
❏ Uses strong action verbs and power words
❏ Avoids “Duties included…” and “Responsible for…”
❏ Avoids personal pronouns (“I” or “my”)