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The Career Development CenterThe Career Development Center

The University of Texas at Arlington Division of Student Affairs

Résumés and Letters

Your résumé is a marketing tool to let an employer know about your skills and experiences and how they fit the specific duties and responsibilities of a position. The résumé’s job is to get you an interview. We know that writing a résumé can be intimidating. It’s hard to know what to write and what information should or should not be included. Remember that your résumé is YOURS. It should be appropriate to your situation and best reflect your job history and target position.

To get started, you can use Optimal Résumé, an online tool provided by the Career Development Center that includes a variety of templates and formats to help with your first résumé. We have assembled multiple résumé tips and guidelines to assist you in putting together this important marketing tool designed to sell your strengths, accomplishments, education and skills to potential employers.

Recently, the Career Development Center hosted a panel discussion titled “How to Wow the Real World.” Watch the video below to see what local executives and professionals said about composing an effective resume.