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. 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.

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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Career Resources

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

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