Queensborough Community College The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
A resume is an outline of your professional experience.
It should be neat, free of all spelling and grammatical errors, and whenever possible, limited to one page in length.
The resume does not get you a job; it gets you an interview.
Regardless of how much or how little experience you have, it should be updated at least annually.
Your resume should be typed using a word processing program and stored on disk so it can be easily customized for job opportunities.
The best way to prepare a resume is to review all your abilities, experiences and interests. Kept over time, a simple portfolio (file) of your educational, career and vocational accomplishments will prove useful in constructing your resume.
Show several people your resume before sending it to an employer.
Your resume should have a pleasant, professional look; appear uncluttered and inviting to the eye.
Do not write the word, "RESUME" at the top or indicate that, "REFERENCES WILL BE FURNISHED UPON REQUEST." The reader knows you will supply references if requested. Do not date the resume. Employers assume the resume is current.
Do not hyphenate, abbreviate or use acronyms that others may not be familiar with. See Resume Proofreading Checklist, for more tips.