- Cover Letter
- Elevator Speech
- Decide Your Major
- Graduate School Prep
- Job Search Resources
- Personal Statement
- Thank You Letter
Recruiters are aware that references are available upon request, so use this space to sell yourself instead.
Do you have a rough draft of your resume already pulled together? If not, you should and keep it updated throughout your college career. If you would like to have a Success Coach look over your resume, please call 701.777.3904 to make an appointment.
Check out our Resume Checklist and Strong Bullet Point handouts for information and examples.
- Is the most important/relevant information first and presented effectively?
- Did I tailor my resume to the job posting?
- Is it easy to find all my qualifications?
- Is my resume pleasing to the eye? Did I bold, italicize, underline too much?
- Is my formatting consistent throughout the resume (dates aligned, format repeated consistently)?
- Are abbreviations noted properly?
- Did I emphasize my work-related skills?
- Have I incorporated measurable results where I can?
- Is my phone number and email address correct?
- Are my present positions in present tense and past in past tense?
- Have I made an appointment with Career Services for a resume critique?
Street Address, Grand Forks, ND 58203 | Phone | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Dec. 2019
University of North Dakota (UND), Grand Forks, ND GPA: 3.4/4.0
- 2016 LMNOP Scholarship Recipient
- Languages: Spanish (Fluent)
- Brand and Product Management
- Relationship Marketing
Big TV Station, City, ST Summer 2017
- Assisted in the development of key objectives resulting in identifying new niche market and increased viewership by 10% in three months
- Participated in developing innovative marketing materials in response to newly identified focus group through a variety of media outlets to meet target goal
- Displayed strong interpersonal skills in designing departmental newsletter resulting in increased internal communications, teamwork, and departments reach
- Participated in regional campaign launch which successfully increased product awareness
Fraternity, UND, Grand Forks, ND Jan. 2017-Present
- Plan and organize membership recruitment events
- Continuously encourage other members to volunteer within the community as a means of increasing social awareness and community involvement
- Organize fundraising efforts with notable success in exceeding targeted goal by 15% in 2017 calendar year
Yummy Foods, Grand Forks, ND Dec. 2013-Present
- Greet guests and build rapport through efficient, prompt, and friendly service
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of menu items and specials to provide educated suggestions to improve guests dining experience
- Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- SBSS, Python, C+
- Social Media Analytics
- Member, Marketing Club, Grand Forks, ND, Jan 2015-Present
- Mentor, YMCA, Grand Forks, ND, Jan 2013-Present
Volunteer, Elementary School, Grand Forks, ND, Spring 2014
- Contact Information
- Include complete contact information.
- Use a professional email address.
- Include permanent address if it serves a purpose such as if you are looking for a position in your hometown.
- Update your voice mail message and ring back tones to reflect a professional image.
- Most recent degree first
- Mention GPA if >3.0
- Don't abbreviate degree, e.g.: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- List your most recent position first.
- Highlight your skills.
- Do not exaggerate your experience.
- Use present tense voice for all current positions, past tense for all previous positions/experiences.
- Begin phrases with action verbs (e.g. implemented, organized, teach etc.).
- Relevant Coursework
- Skills (Computer, Technical, Lab, etc.)
- Lab/Research Experience
- Leadership Experience
- Campus/Community Involvement
Warning About Using Templates
Effective resumes make you shine by highlighting your unique skillset in a clean, easy to read format. Since your resume is a professional reflection of you, use a format that represents you and your experience.
Use a template at your own risk, in fact, we suggest not using one at all. They are limiting, difficult to format, and don't allow you to showcase your skills in an effective way.