A resume is a professional snapshot of your work experiences, volunteer experiences, and educational achievements. Because employers typically view resumes very quickly, it's important that it highlights your most recent and related information. A resume is not an application that lists everything you've ever done!
The best way to write a resume is to meet with a career specialist in our office since each resume is unique.
But here are a few of the most important tips:
See our list of top 10 tips for building your resume.
Most students and recent alumni should write a one page resume that lists experiences in reverse-chronological order. Some alumni and CAPS/GS students with many years of experience use a functional resume, which groups experiences by skills.
Each industry can have unique resume requirements, check with a career specialist for current recommendations. More document examples can be found in the documents tab on the Bethel University Online Career Center.
Resumes by major/industry:
Don't apply on your own, talk with an expert. Schedule a resume review with our office by calling 651.638.6460 or visiting CC322. Phone appointments are also available.
Typically, we'll request that you send your rough draft resume to our career specialist before your appointment, but you can meet with someone even if you haven't written one yet.