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Resume Writing

Conyngham Hall • 570-408-4060 (T) • 570-408-4061 (F) • Email

Writing your resumé is one of the most important things you will do relative to your job search. This critical document is often your first formal “introduction” to employers who expect them to be carefully thought out, clear in explaining and highlighting your skills, easy to read, and totally error free. Never send out a resumé that is not prefaced by a cover letter, which should convince employers that you are a noteworthy candidate for employment.

Make sure your resume has been critiqued!  Meet with us, as well as with individuals who have backgrounds in areas similar to your interests, to offer feedback. You may upload your resumé to our
College Central Network resumé exchange program for us to view and critique, or you may drop off a draft to our office.

Use our
Resumé Guide for information on what we have found, through years of experience, to be what employers expect to see on resumés and to view a variety of examples. We also have hard copies of Resumé Guides available, which you may pick up at Career Services.

NOTE: Do realize that once employers attain your personal information via your resume, they often investigate a candidate's "virtual" persona on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.  Do make sure that the information and photos on your site, as well as information about you on friends' sites, is what you would be proud to share with a future employer.

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