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Create Your Resumé link

Capital Area Workforce Solutions has a more complete video on resume building.

What to Include in a Resume

  • Summary at the top of the resume that includes your strengths and experience
  • Job history, including volunteer activities
  • Educational history and additional training
  • Organizations and memberships relevant to the job
  • Contact information (name, phone, email) at the top

Resume Do's

  • Use keywords from the job posting and tailor your resume to suit each application.
  • Be truthful. State your abilities accurately.
  • Keep it brief. Try to limit your resume to one page, two pages at most.
  • Be accurate. Proofread your resume for any errors. 
  • Keep it up-to-date and professional. Make changes as they occur, and stick to plain-looking fonts to keep your resume timeless.

Resume Don'ts

  • Avoid saying "References Upon Request", but do include references if there is room.
  • Do not include Social Security #, birth date, marital status.

Creating Your Resume

  • Brainfuse JobNow
    Valid Library card and password required for remote access.
    Free customizable, career-specific resume templates and resume resources. Get help from a resume expert from 2-11 PM Central, or submit your resume any time through the Resume Lab and receive detailed feedback in 24 hours.
  • Google Docs Templates
    Offers free resume templates that are automatically saved and always available online - no need to save to USB. Requires a free Google account.
    The free, user-friendly resume builder allows you to print and download your resume as a PDF or .doc file.