The Office of Career Services: Resume Writing Skills

  • 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.

Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.