Resumes are often your first impression to employers, so if I were to give anyone advice on their resume I would say always target your resume to a specific position, never make them general. - Guadalupe J. Senior – Psychology - University of California – Berkeley
It’s really important to tailor your resume. I suggest making a master resume so that you can copy and paste the most relevant experiences on to the resume you send to employers. - Amy L. Senior - Psychology - Integrative Biology - - University of California – Berkeley
A well crafted resume and cover letter can set you apart from other candidates. Strong resumes do more than summarize your educational background and work history. They emphasize the results of your efforts and draw clear parallels between your skills and experience and an employer’s needs.
Keep track of your achievements. Save any positive written feedback you receive. This will come in handy when creating resumes and cover letters and help you stand out.
Get an early start. Carve out time to develop and edit your resumes and cover letters before submitting them. To be competitive, your materials need to be error free.
Access proven examples and tools. Beyond this Job & Internship Guide, you can access the Resume Builder within Callisto to create effective resumes.
Use your own words. Do not borrow content from others’ resumes or you will have a hard time talking about it in an interview.
See a peer advisor or career counselor for resume and cover letter critiques.
Recruit an English major or other word whiz to perform a final grammar and content review. Have
two other people read your resume for good measure.
Follow up with employers you’ve submitted your resume and cover letter to within two weeks.