Résumés are a representation of your personal brand: your calling card. Most of the content is factual (education, work experience, honors, awards, and activities), and you should wordsmith it to get the best clarity and impact, as well as format the resume for easy reading and attractiveness.
The portion of the resume where you have an opportunity to differentiate yourself from other candidates is in the section where you highlight or summarize your overall skills and competencies. This is a legitimate place to “toot your own horn.” This section, often referred to as a Qualification Summary, should include four to six bullet points about your unique skills. What are your unique skills and abilities?
Come to see us in room 121 to set up an appointment to have your résumé reviewed or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- CDO’s résumé writing Pinterest board
- Common résumé mistakes
- “Anatomy of an Outstanding Résumé“
- Crafting a modern résumé
Résumé pieces Accordion Closed
- Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
- Warren Buffet / Berkshire Hathaway Trip
- Supply Chain Management Competition (APICS) (compliments of Dr. Chris Scherpereel)
- Executive Job Shadow
- Coursework (compliments of Professor Len Hostetter)
- Clubs, Fraternities, Sororities
- Work Experience (including Student Ambassador / Mentor)
- Qualification Summary
Résumé examples Accordion Closed
- MBA Application Résumé
- Resume Template
- Chronological (always preferred)
- Accounting 1
- Accounting 2
- Finance / Economics 1
- Finance / Economics 2
- Computer Information Systems 1
- Computer Information Systems 2
- Marketing 1
- Marketing 2
- Marketing 3 (unique format)
- Management 1
- Management 2
- MBA Accounting 1
- MBA Applied Management 1
- Applying to MBA programs? Check out these articles with tips for preparing your MBA Admissions résumé: How to Get Into a Top-15 MBA Program and How to Write a Resume for MBA Admissions Applications.
The cover letter
We have some great resources to help you get started with your cover letter. To schedule a cover letter review, contact the CDO at email@example.com or come to room 121.