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Résumé writing does not need to be an intimidating experience. Use the tools and resources below to learn about the components of a résumé and get started writing. Here are a couple of quick tips to consider as you are thinking about your résumé:

  • Give plenty of time to write/re-write; résumé writing often takes far longer than new writers expect.
  • For students and new graduates a one-page résumé is expected.
  • Tailor your résumé for each position.

Ask for help – at any stage, whether you are just starting and jotting notes down or after several drafts. Career Development is here to help you with your résumé! Call (507-933-7575), use Handshake, or stop in to schedule an appointment with a Career Development Specialist or drop in during the academic year to meet with a Peer Career Advisor.

Curriculum Vitae (CVs)

In the United States a résumé and a CV are two separate types of documents. A résumé is a short document that highlights specific experiences/qualifications related to a position. A CV is a longer document typically used when applying for academic or research roles or graduate school. If you are applying outside of the United States, CV is commonly used interchangeably with résumé.


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