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Resumes

Your resume should reflect your education, experience, skills, and interests by focusing on what you have achieved, demonstrated, and learned.  Employers want to see a history of success demonstrated on your resume. 

Employers prefer that new graduates keep their resumes to one page.  Alumni and graduate students with extensive RELEVANT experience may need two pages to adequately describe the most important elements of their background.  Make sure to put the most important information on the first page of your resume. Your resume must be error free and all information must be accurate.

Use formatting and placement to highlight key information and to draw attention to your strengths.  The most relevant information pertaining to your career goals and the position you are applying for should be listed first.