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How should I set up my resume?

Resumes are important for many jobs, but not all jobs.  Some jobs require an application rather than a resume, and for those jobs, you will not have to develop a resume.  However, applications may ask for similar information as a resume would, so it is important to gather information for a resume no matter what kind of job you are seeking.  Consider gathering past employment information (employers, addresses, positions, dates, contact person phone numbers) as well as education background, other interests, hobbies, volunteer positions, and job-related memberships.

There are a variety of ways that you can set up your resume to catch the interest of an employer. Consult these websites for information:

Resume Writing Tips from BU Career Services

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)  OWL provides a step by step resume writing guide


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