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29 May 2020

Resume Writing Tips

Check out CMD-IT’s 10 Tips for Resume Writing before you submit your resume to the Tapia Resume Database.

  1. Make sure your contact information is correct and professional. Make sure the telephone number is one you answer, the voice mail greeting uses your voice and identifies with your name and that your email is one you check frequently.
  2. Identify the type of role you are seeking on this resume. Want an internship? Be sure to put that at the top of your resume.
  3. Incorporate key words into your resume. Read job descriptions and organizational websites to identify the key words to use. Many organizations use ATS (applicant tracking system) to manage job applicants. Many ATS use automation technology like AI to search for keywords in your resume.
  4. List the classes and certificates that you have completed that are relevant to the positions you are seeking.
  5. Include links to any code or project repositories to showcase your technical acumen and skills.
  6. Highlight key skills and make sure to include in your resume the key words that are included in the job descriptions for the jobs you want.
  7. Include jobs, volunteer positions and student organization roles and what you accomplished in those roles.
  8. Do include your GPA and any academic honors, scholarships and awards you have received.
  9. Have a friend review your resume for spelling and completeness.
  10. Proofread, proofread, proofread! It would be good to have a couple of people proofread your resume.

Do you have a resume writing tip you’d like to share? Please send it to jerri@cmd-it.org and we’ll share it in an upcoming issue of our newsletter.