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Center for Career and Calling


Explore the following links and handouts to help develop your resume. Career counselors are available to assist in creating and critiquing your resume. Call the Center for Career and Calling at (206) 281-2485 to make an appointment.

A resume is an advertisement; your personal billboard developed to market your skills and abilities. There is no "right" way to write a resume but there are guidelines to follow when constructing one:

  • Format the resume for easy reading; it's digested in 10-20 seconds
  • Clearly demonstrate that your strengths and experience match the job requirements
  • Specifically tailor your resume for each job
  • Remember it's a summary, not a historical document
  • Avoid templates or resume wizards; they take up too much space and constrict your editing abilities

SPU Center for Career and Calling Resources
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