Build a Resume

Your resume is the first impression you will make on an employer. Successfully market your qualifications to employers by using the information below to develop job search communication that is visually appealing, professionally written, and error-free. 
  • Read the "Resume Rules" - before submitting your resume for review to any of the services below. 

  • Read the "Resume Rubric" - click here to view the rubric

  • Proofread Your Resume - Career Services does not guarantee all errors will be detected in our resume reviews. 


Resume Guide

FAQ top 5 mistakes tailor you resume
How do I say? Action Verbs and Adverbs Build a Portfolio


Examples of Application Documents

Cover Letters         

Resume Review Services




  • Resumes submitted to Handshake are reviewed and must be approved by Career Services before you can apply for jobs in Handshake.
  • Only a general review is provided, so for more in-depth review of your resume, please use one of the services described below. 

Email Resume Reviews

  • Read the Resume Rules above for information on appropriate format and content. 
  • Our staff will conduct a general review and email you with suggestions. Wait time varies depending upon demand.

Career Counseling Appointments

  • For a more in-depth review and discussion of your resume, our Career Counselor is available to meet with you virtually at this time.
  • Access Handshake to schedule an appointment.


For the above services, please contact our office at (985) 549-2121 or email for more information.