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Résumé Writing

What exactly is a résumé?

Your résumé is a written snapshot of you—a word picture of the unique combination of skills and qualities you offer an employer. Employers screen résumés in 10 seconds or less, so you must quickly capture the reader’s interest. There is an art to résumé writing. When learned, it can open doors to unlimited career opportunities. Since your résumé is your representative, make certain it is a good one by learning and applying the principles of first-class résumé writing.

What is its purpose?

To capture an employer’s interest in speaking with you personally; it is as simple as that. Your résumé’s job is to land you an interview! However, it must also allow an employer to quickly and accurately perceive who you are, what you do best, what you want to do in the future, and how you might benefit the organization.

OptimalRésumé Builder™

With the OptimalRésumé Builder™ you can build and manage up to five different résumés that can all be accessed through a web link (like having your own personal résumé website) or as a standard Microsoft Word® Document. You can even embed your résumé with "infobytes" and small pop-ups with background information.

OptimalRésumé.com is fast, easy and free to all Tulane Students!