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Resume Assistance

An effective resume is your key to getting a job interview. Your resume allows you to present your qualifications in an efficient manner, focusing on skills, responsibilities, accomplishments, and leadership. Your challenge is to market your skills in a clear, concise manner, using key words and action verbs to catch the attention of the person reading your resume. Feel free to stop by and see us for any assistance!

  • Drop in Hours-Tuesday-Friday between 12PM-4PM *Must have printed resume with you*
  • One-on-One appointment- request an appointment in Handshake, or call 254.968.9078 or stop by our office in TSC 218 to schedule an appointment **For Business majors ask for an appointment with Kathryn Knapp, Pre-health majors ask for an appointment with Haley Briggs.
  • Email your resume to careers@tarleton.edu ; Email or drop-off your resume to the Career Services office (**depending on student traffic, please allow at least 5 business days for resume critiques for drop-off and email submissions).

The following guidelines are presented to help you begin designing your resume. Utilize the information below to help!

 

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Tools and Samples

For additional assistance, refer to the various books in the Career Resource Library including the Career Services Student Handbook or simply utilize our various other services.

 

Please note: Although all examples are connected to specific majors, we encourage you to look at examples outside of your major or career field as you may find the formatting beneficial.

a visual sample of a resume

Please note: Although all examples are connected to specific majors, we encourage you to look at examples outside of your major or career field as you may find the formatting beneficial.

  • Functional Resume: focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work history. Great for job seekers with limited work experience; changing career fields; gaps in employment history.
  • Combination Resume: lists skills and related experience first, followed by employment history. Great for job seekers with some work history.
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