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Career Connections: Writing Your Resume

Writing Your Resume

A resume is a brief, formal summary of your skills, work experience, and education / training. The primary purpose of a resume is to convey your qualifications in a manner that sparks the interest of a hiring manager so that they want to interview you.

Ready to work on your resume? On this page you will find instructions on how to write your resume. Additionally, you can view sample resumes for each academic program at WCTC, organized by school - the School of Applied Technologies, the School of Business, the School of Health, and the School of Protective & Human Services. After you have reviewed the information and created a draft of your resume that you feel good about, schedule a resume review with a Career Specialist to ensure your document is ready to go.

Important Considerations When Writing Your Resume

Applicant Tracking Software

Close to 90% of employers use Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) to rate candidates' resumes for compatibility with open positions. It is more important than ever to tailor your resume to each job. Below are some resources to help you format your resume for Applicant Tracking Software.

Resume Resources

If you have not updated your resume recently or need help creating one, review the Resumes, Cover Letters, and References PowerPoint PDF below for an overview of the latest formats for resumes, cover letters and references to get you started. For more resume tips, check out the Resume & Cover Letter Q&A Page.

Applying For Jobs With The Federal Government

Applying For Federal Government Jobs

It is always a good idea to customize your resume to the job for which you are applying.

This is especially true if you are applying for a job with the federal government as the type of resume you'll need to submit is different from the traditional resume formats that are used more broadly.

Check out the resources below to help get you started! If you have questions or would like assistance, please schedule an appointment with a Career Specialist.

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