My Credentials...Got paperwork?

"Your resume is your first impression. A good resume isn’t enough to get you the job, but a poor or mediocre resume is enough to knock you out of the running before you start. Kelsey Kline, ‘08 Program Talent Manager, Intel "A resume is meant to be a story, not a list. How does your story line up with the job you're looking for? “ John Olinger, ’05, ’07 Atkinson. NIKE Global Brand Manager


Task 1

Watch the two 4-minute videos on resume writing

Task 2

Login to the Optimal Resume tutorial, samples, and templates.

If you have already created a resume using Optimal Resume, then please review/update it using the examples provided and send it to Career Development as a Word document for feedback. Then submit it to your professor.

If you did not use Optimal Resume to write your original resume, please re-work it in Optimal Resume because it provides quality templates customized for Willamette students that have received excellent reviews from employers.

Task 3

Once you complete your resume and have it reviewed, upload it to Handshake, so you can submit it for any job you find there. Submit your resume to your professor as instructed and make it available to your advisor and career counselor.

How do we grade resume quality? 

We use these rubrics for resume and cover letter feedback: