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Build a Resume

Everyone wants to make a great first impression.

Unfortunately, with today’s technology, it is very likely that your first interaction with a potential employer will be a computer image of your resume. That single 8” x 11” sheet of paper may need to stand alone and make that impression for you. So you need to be certain that your resume is clear and concise. It needs to be compelling, leaving the reader with a desire to want to know more about you. It must tell the employer enough about your education, skills, and work experience that they can’t help but follow up with you.

Draft your resume using the examples below, then request to have it reviewed by our career counselors by sending it to careerservices@mail.wvu.eduDon't forget your cover letter and thank you notes.

Veterans have unique and advanced experiences that must be conveyed on a civilian resume. For  more information, view A Veteran's Guide to Developing a Resume.

Tip: Switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs. See list here
Click on the images below to see resume examples. 
    Basic Resume Instructions
    Basic Resume
    General Resume
    First Year Resume
    Business Resume
    Business Graduate Resume
    business graduate
    Business Graduate Military Resume
    Business Military
    Economics/Financial Resume
    Sales Resume
    Tech Resume
    Engineering Resume
    Bio and Chem Resume
    Environmental and Energy Resume
    Environmental Energy
    Environmental Science Resume
    Environmental Science
    Nursing Resume
    Exercise and Sport Psych Resume
    Exercise and Sport