To be used before sending your resume and/or attending an appointment at TCCS
Submit resume to career services as a MS Word Attachment
- Is your resume aesthetically appealing and easy to read?
- Are all the indentions of content aligned, margins equal and does your resume appear balanced on the page?
- Is the content consistent in such things as capitalization and punctuation of each bullet?
- Is the verb tense consistent such as are the current job bullets written with a present tense action verb and past positions with a past tense action verb?
- If I spend just 30 seconds scanning your resume, what are the ideas/words that pop out? (Degrees, specific company names, specific job titles, skills, accomplishments, etc.)
- Is your resume grammatically correct and free of typos?
- Have you used Times New Roman font between size 10 and 12? (Your name can be larger, up to size 16 font)
- If you have a two page resume, is a header included which contains your name, phone, email, and page 2
- Did you target your resume to the industry/position you are applying for?
- Is your most pertinent information at the top of your resume?
- Do you have the appropriate amount of bullets for each position?
- Is your resume written in reverse chronological order?
- When you discussed your job responsibilities, did you highlight your skills, knowledge and experience as they relate to the position in the action + result format?
- For each position, have you indicated the organization, title of position and appropriate dates?
- Did you indicate your contributions, emphasize results and use specific number when possible?
- Did you avoid all personal pronouns?
- Check through your job descriptions; do all the verb tenses agree with the time that the positions were held? (Ex.. all past tense verbs for past positions?)
- Is Teachers College in the correct format? (Teachers College,
- Have you spelled out the name of your degree? (EX. Bachelor of Arts)
- Have you listed your date of actual or anticipated degree completion?