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Resume and CV guide

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Integrity and honesty in your job search


   Do I need an objective?

   VT degrees: correct names

   Should I include my GPA? + other FAQs

   Your online presence | links in your resume

   Content | sections

Types and formats


   Page layout | templates | formats | samples

   Federal resumes

   Curriculum vitae | CV

   Creative, non-traditional resumes

   Scannable resumes: a thing of the past

   Video resumes: no!

Submitting your resume

   Hard copy | email | online | in person

   Cover letters: your resume's best friend

Advising and reviews

   Common resume mistakes

   Resume reviews | advising

   Should I pay someone to write my resume?

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Your resume is brief, concise document that summarizes your background. A CV is generally a longer, more detailed document, used for academic and other purposes.

Your document should be tailored to the purpose for which it is being used — whether applying for an internship, a post-grad job, or admission to graduate or professional school, scholarships, and other purposes.

Your resume can open the door to an interview, but it is just one tool and one part of the internship or job search process.

This represents averages of many employer responses.
Each employer will more strongly value the attributes that most relate to the job!