Resume Checklist


When critiquing your resume, ask the following questions:



1.      Do you have your identifying information (name, address, telephone number, e-mail     address) as the heading of your resume?

2.      Is your resume divided into major sections to show education, experience, etc., and is each section prominently labeled?

3.      If you have included a job or career objective, does the rest of the resume support that  objective?

4.      If yours is a chronological resume, have you listed the most recent experience first?  Are your education and experience listed in reverse chronological order?

5.     Have you shown a job title, name and location of employer, description of responsibilities, and dates of employment for each work experience?

6.     Are your work and related experiences written in clear and concise statements using action words?  Do these statements emphasize skills and accomplishments?

7.     Is it no more than 2 pages in length?  Are the most important facts found on the first page?

8.     Are there typing, spelling or grammatical errors?

9.     Is it typed or printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper of good quality?

10.   Is the format attractive, with adequate margins and spacing?  Have you used Bold, italics, underlining or capitalizing to highlight important information?

11.   Does the resume present you in a positive manner?  Does it reflect you as a person?

12.   Have you had someone critique your resume?  Staff members in the Career Development Center are available to evaluate the effectiveness of your resume.  A written critique of your resume will be ready for pickup within 48 hours.


View the Career Development Center's Resume Rubric - How will your resume score??