Building a Resume



Writing a resume for the first time or making some major changes? Don’t sweat it! Be sure to check out our guides and videos on this page to help you create your first draft. You can also use search engines to find examples of different types of resumes to give you some ideas and help you get started. Do not use a template to create a resume as they make it difficult to edit your resume and make changes in the future.

After you have a draft, make an appointment to have your resume and/or cover letter critiqued by a trained professional or stop by one of our monthly resume clinics! You can also upload your resume to Ohio Means Jobs to have it “graded” and compared to other resumes for free.

To make an appointment with a Student Career Development staff member, email or call 740.351.3027.

Click the links below for additional information when composing a resume.

What is a resume?

Action Verbs 

Starter Resume Example

Student Career Development

Contact Information

Nikki Karabinis
Phone: (740) 351-3027
Fax: (740) 351-3108

Peer Career Team 
Phone: (740) 351-3784

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8 am-5 pm Friday 
Administration Building, 036

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