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. Once you have a draft ready, students can:

  1. Meet an advisor through drop-in hours or make a one-on-one 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.

How to Create a Global Resume/CV

How to Create a Global Resume/CV

By Mary Anne Thompson, Founder, www.goinglobal.com

Interest among both new and seasoned professionals in pursuing international careers has skyrocketed in recent years. Such interest has been enhanced by chronic personnel shortages in home markets that are causing companies to actively search …

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Describing My Language Skills on a Resume

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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 …

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Resumania for Yale Masters Students

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It is important that all Masters students draft a professional resume (as opposed to the academic Curriculum Vitae, or CV) to not only summarize your past experiences, but also identify your practical, technical, and transferable skills.  The Office of Career …

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Resume Accomplishment Statements

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Check out OCS’ examples below to make sure the accomplishment statements on your resume make a strong impact to any employer.

Converting to Result Bullets: Before and After

Before

Worked with a student leadership committee to increase member participation
Contributed …

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Resume Formatting Quick Tips

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❗Don’t forget these important formatting tips as you update your resume:

Font size should be between 10-12 points; choose professional and easy to read fonts. Margins typically range between .5 and 1 inch
Do not use personal pronouns (e.g. I, …

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