Resumes

The purpose of a resume is to clearly communicate a snapshot of your education and experiences, giving the reader a concise picture of the value you bring to an employer. It selectively identifies the experiences and skills most relevant to a position.

Resume Templates, Samples, and Varied Formats

Once you have a draft ready, students can:

  1. Meet an advisor through our 15 minute virtual “Quick Questions” Appointments (select Advising Type: Quick Questions)  or for a 30 minute virtual or in-person Advising Appointment.
  2. Submit your resume for review by emailing a draft to ocs.resumereview@yale.edu. All submissions must be in PDF format, and it can take up to 5 business days to receive a reply

Ask Alexis | Should I Include Potentially Controversial Volunteer Experience On My Resume?

Dear Ask Alexis,

Over the last few years, I’ve been doing quite a bit of volunteering. I’m concerned, however, that some of my stints may be just a little controversial depending on the organization I’m applying to work for now …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Resumes Alone Are No Longer Enough — 4 Things Job Seekers Need to Add to Their Applications ASAP

We live in the digital world, and that has affected every aspect of our lives — including the way we work and apply for jobs. Plus, the circumstances we’re now experiencing, from an ongoing pandemic to the Great Resignation, are transforming …

By Fairygodboss - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Creating Compelling Resumes & Cover Letters

Whether you’re just starting to work on your resume or updating your existing document to incorporate new skills, experiences, or career pursuits, attend this workshop to gain insights into the resume writing process and emerge with practical tips and guidance …

By Lori Ferrara
Lori Ferrara Senior Administrative Assistant
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Career Strategy Video Bootcamp for GSAS Students & Postdocs

 

Calling all GSAS students and postdocs!

Are you looking to get a jump-start on your non-tenure track faculty job search before the start of the academic year?
Have you just begun considering your career options but don’t know where …

By Brian Frenette
Brian Frenette Senior Associate Director
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Describing My Language Skills on a Resume

Foreign language skills can make a resume really stand out; the ability to communicate in different languages can be very attractive to an employer. However, it’s often hard to know how to describe your language skills. What exactly does ‘one-semester …

By Yale Office of Career Strategy
Yale Office of Career Strategy
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Career Resources

Federal Resume Guide

Ninety percent of large companies use Applicant Tracking Systems to search for qualified candidates from large applicant pools. These systems …

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