Resumes and vitae guide
The resume is:
• A brief, concise document that summarizes your background.
• Is tailored to the purpose for which it is being used.
• Can open the door to an interview, but is just the start in an internship or job search.
• Also used in applying for graduate or professional school, scholarships, and other purposes.
|Our advice:||Advice from others:|
Federal job search has resume guidelines.
Scannable resumes: a brief history lesson.
Vitae (curriculum vitae) more extensive document typically used by those with graduate degrees and pursuing jobs in academia or research.
Biggest mistakes on resumes
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|Quick reference: degrees | abbrev | caps | apostrophes|
What IS my VT degree? B.S./B.A., M.A...?
VT undergraduate degrees & majors
VT graduate programs & degrees
Possessive and capitalization
This represents averages of many employer responses.
Each employer will more strongly value the attributes that most relate to the job!