The purpose of a resume is to outline your professional skills, experiences and accomplishments. Your resume should provide a summary of who you are professionally and should entice employers to learn more – think “impressive snapshot”, not “autobiography”. A well-written resume will use strong, unique action verbs to highlight accomplishments and skills.
Standard sections of a resume include:
- Contact Information
Additional sections may include:
- Awards and Honors
- Professional Affiliations and Activities
Sample resumes can be viewed in the Taubman College Career Guide, available through Google Drive using your U-M credentials.
Students can learn more about resume writing by attending the workshop series events hosted by the Career & Professional Development team. If you have questions about resume writing or would like to have your resume reviewed, please schedule an appointment with the Career & Professional Development team.