A resume serves as a marketing tool that highlights the skills and experiences most relevant to the opportunity you are applying for. Your resume and cover letter lay the groundwork to help you get an interview, where you will impress the hiring manager or search committee and land the position.

Resumes are dynamic documents. Your experiences and skills are always changing, so your resume should always be changing, too. Additionally, it is best practice to tailor your resume to the specific position you are applying for, using the terminology and phrasing listed in the job description's responsibilities and qualifications when possible. Check out our general resume guide for tips on how to build a professional resume that fits you and is flexible enough to develop as you do. 

Industry-specific resume guides

In addition to the following industry-specific guides, you can also explore tools in our career and industry pathways section. 

Resume starter worksheet

Starting your resume from scratch? Try using our resume starter worksheet. 

Resume review

Want a second opinion on your resume? Meet with a career advisor via Handshake.

Career Changer Resume Guide

Considering a change in careers? Check out our Career Changer Resume Guide for specific advice to help shape your resume.

General Resume Guide

Take a look at our general resume guide for tips on how to build a professional resume that fits you.