Video: Resume Writing for the Professional
What is a Resume?
A resume is a personal advertisement of you. It is a summary of your educational background and training, your business or professional experience and qualifications, your achievements and objective.
Medaille College's Career Planning Office is excited to offer Optimal Resume™, a resume development program that allows students to develop an effective document for their job or internship search.
Create your resume with Optimal Resume™
Optimal Resume™ is available to current Medaille students. You will need your medaille.edu email address to register. Services are available up until 6 months after graduation. Please ensure that graduation dates in your profile are up-to-date.
Over 100 Resume samples
Resume Review Center
Download our Writing for Work Handbook for more information regarding resume and cover letter writing.
Teacher's sample resume
Additional Information for Teachers
- Use language that provides the reader a sense of who you are and what you are capable of accomplishing
- Pay attention to the layout and appearance; your resume should be readable in less than 30 seconds
- Use consistent formatting throughout the document including punctuation
- Your resume is a brief summary of your skills and abilities not an autobiography; keep it to 1-2 pages
- Create and review each resume with the employer's needs in mind
- Emphasize transferable skills and accomplishments
- When possible quantify your statements, numbers can go a long way in making a good impression
- Draw attention to your activities, awards and other value-added experiences
- Share your final draft with at least 3 people and seek constructive feedback
- Proofread, Proofread, Proofread and when you are done Proofread it again.
- Exaggerate or lie on your resume
- Use of Titles: Resume, Fact Sheet, etc.
- Do not include your availability or salary expectations unless asked; and then provide this in the cover letter
- Do not list ONLY your job duties review to make sure that you included Abilities, Skills and Knowledge (ASK)
- Have someone other than you write your resume
- Explain reason for leaving other employment
- Do not include abbreviations, jargon, charts, photographs, health/physical descriptions or marital status
- Repeat the same action words instead choose a variety of words throughout the document
- Use unreadable size fonts or extra large margins
- Apply for a position with any errors on your resume