October 2013

Guidelines To Writing A Resume

Guidelines To Writing A Resume

You can create a resume that makes you stand out as a superior candidate for a job you are seeking! Even if you face fierce competition, with a well written resume you should be invited to interview more often than many people more qualified than you.

To do this, let’s take a look at the purpose of your resume. Why do you have a resume in the first place? What is it supposed to do for you?

THE NUMBER ONE PURPOSE OF A RESUME

The resume is a tool with one specific purpose: to win an interview.

Basic Guidelines

Basic Guidelines

  • Margins – Keep a one-inch margin on all four sides of the page
  • Setup – Single space within sections. Double space between sections.
  • Name – Biggest thing on the page
  • Easy to scan – Information should be organized and highlighted using capitalizations, headlines, underlining, italics, bold print and marginal descriptions
  • Short sentences – Use incomplete sentences or phrases
  • Abbreviations – Do not use them.

Career Advice Documents

USAO Career Services is available to help you with many different aspects of preparing to enter the workforce or deciding which career path to take. Whether you need help writing a resume, want examples of how to write a thank you letter, need to know what to wear to your next big interview, or are trying to decide to apply to graduate school, we are here to assist you on those endeavors.  

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About Us

ABOUT US

We want to help you get where you want to go! USAO’s Career Services office specializes in assisting students and alumni of the University in the pursuit of individual career goals. We are available to assist interested students in finding employment throughout their collegiate career as well as upon graduation. USAO Career Services can help you identify your personality traits, interests, strengths, values, and skills as they relate to making decisions about majors and career paths.

About Us

ABOUT US

We want to help you get where you want to go! USAO’s Career Services office specializes in assisting students and alumni of the University in the pursuit of individual career goals. We are available to assist interested students in finding employment throughout their collegiate career as well as upon graduation. USAO Career Services can help you identify your personality traits, interests, strengths, values, and skills as they relate to making decisions about majors and career paths.

Graduation Reception

Ballroom

Date: 
12/13/2013 - 8:00pm

SAB Massages and Study Area

Station 82

Date: 
12/12/2013 - 4:00pm

Campus Grounds Master Plan

Campus Grounds Master Plan

USAO has long been known and appreciated for its park-like campus. The expansive lawn of the Oval, Gaia Gardens, the Circle and the meandering stream all contribute to this appeal as do the gardens around the President’s Home, the Steven’s Alumni House and the many smaller flower and rock gardens.