Resume Review

The Career Center offers free resume critiques.

  • Call 330-972-7747 to make an appointment
  • Come to the Career Center in Room 211 of the Student Union during walk-in hours for a 10-minute resume critique

Writing an effective resume

Your resume should include:

The heading - personal information

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Phone number, with area code
  • You may also include e-mail addresses, or websites you maintain.

Education

  • Your degree(s), major(s), graduation date (month/year), and degree-granting institution, including the city and state.
  • Certificates or minors you earned.
  • GPA information may also be listed for your major or overall (out of a 4.0), if desired. This is recommended, if your GPA is 3.0 or higher.
  • Class rank also may be listed if your grades were reported that way.
  • Describe any financial awards received.
  • List any relevant courses you feel make you marketable.
  • College degrees or additional training during or after college.

Work Experience

  • Name and location of employers (include city and state)
  • Job titles you held, basic duties and responsibilities, accomplishments
  • Inclusive dates of employment for each job

Your work experience section can be broken into several categories:

  • Career Advantage Network Experience (co-op/internships, service learning, field experience, etc.),
  • Professional experience
  • Related experience
  • Volunteer experience, etc.
  • This section should reflect the positions you held in college and beyond. If you are applying for a co-op or internship, you can list some high school experiences.

Additional information

You may want to include the following sections on your resume. It is to your advantage to list as much information as possible to sell you to an employer.

  1. Activities/Interests: List athletic interests, hobbies, cultural interests, Study Abroad, etc.
  2. Awards, Honors, and Recognitions: List any academic or non-academic awards, scholarships, fellowships, special recognition, etc.
  3. Professional Affiliations: List any memberships/offices held in student or professional organizations on- or off-campus.
  4. Technical Expertise/Computer Skills: List any hardware or software languages or programs that you know, e-mail, use of the Internet.
  5. Licenses, Accreditation, and Certifications: List any current ones you have.
  6. Languages: List the languages you can speak and write fairly fluently.
  7. Community Service or Special Projects: List your participation/involvement. Can also list research projects you completed in college courses (describe project, tasks, and end results.)

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Career Center

The University of Akron
Student Union 211 (show on map)
Akron, OH 44325-4306
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:
330-972-7747
330-972-7748
career@uakron.edu

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Evening appointments available on request.

Walk-in Hours
Tuesday - Thursday
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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