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A resume is a snapshot of the education, experience, and skills you have that are valuable to an employer. Its main purpose is to convince a potential employer to invite you for an interview – to make them want to learn more about you. Resumes are used to screen applicants and determine which candidates have the background most closely matching the employers’ needs. It answers the questions: “have you,” “can you” and “will you do the job.”

Use the resources below to learn more about resumes and get started building your own.

Resumes for America Resume Builder

Resume Overview: Columbia University

Online Resume Workshop: University of Pennsylvania

Chronological and Functional Resume Samples: Cornell University

Resume Action Words Handout