Resumes Furman University

Need help with your résumé? You've come to the right place. Whether you're starting from scratch or reworking an old copy, we can teach you how to build a résumé that will impress potential employers.

Our staff is available to offer guidance on the experience and skills that you should include in your résumé. Don't be discouraged if you've had limited experience. Odds are, you have developed the skills that an employer is looking for through your experiences in the classroom, community service, or a student organization activity. The top three skills that employers look for are critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. We can help you identify related experiences in these areas during our one-to-one sessions.

Review a sample résumé

Not sure what a résumé should look like? Check out our examples for sophomores and juniors:

Sophomores: Sophomore Resume
Juniors:  Resume-Junior

Helpful tips

Working on your résumé? Keep these tips in mind:

A résumé should:

  • Emphasize accomplishments.
  • Use numbers, percentages, frequencies, and volumes when possible.
  • Use action words.
  • Be divided into a few logical categories.
  • List experience in reverse chronological order.
  • Be selective.
  • Be error-free.
  • Provide contact information.
  • Be visually appealing.
  • Be no more than one page.

A résumé shouldn't:

  • Exaggerate your skills or experiences.
  • List irrelevant coursework/experience.
  • Use abbreviations.
  • Include experience from high school after your sophomore year in college, unless specifically relevant.
  • Use colored paper, pictures, images or unusual fonts.

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