Crafting a Resume

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
  • Education
  • Experience
  • Skills

Additional sections may include:

  • Awards and Honors
  • Certifications
  • Professional Affiliations and Activities
  • Leadership
  • Presentations
  • Research
  • Projects

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.

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