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Resume Handbook. Career Development & Alumni Engagement

  1. View our quick video How to Create a Strong Resume and Cover Letter
  2. Review the Resume Handbook
  3. Select a resume format/template from below (if you don’t already have a resume)
  4. Tailor your resume utilizing the information mentioned in the resume handbook and based on the position you are seeking.
  5. Schedule an Appointment with a Career Counselor or Career Peer Mentor.
  6. For additional assistance, contact us at or (805)437-3270.

Resume Handbook

Our comprehensive Resume Handbook is useful guide for creating or updating resumes, cover letters, references, and thank you notes. This guide will help you highlight your relevant skills, work experience, educational background that motivates employers to invite you to an interview.

"The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), through a task force of college career development services and HR/staffing professionals, has developed a definition and identified eight competencies associated with career readiness.Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace." (NACE, 2015)

Access our comprehensive Resume Handbook with information on the following:

Templates and Samples:

Resume Samples

Resume Samples for Majors

Cover Letter Samples

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