The purpose of the resume is to provide employers with
information about your abilities, skills, experiences,
achievements and accomplishments so they can assess your
potential for a successful job match. The resume is a
selling document, a marketing piece, designed to catch the
interest of an employer. First impressions are critical
since as little as 2.8 seconds may be devoted to scanning
each resume. The focus of a resume must be on the needs of
the employer, not on the needs and desires of the writer.
Space is critical. Carefully include brief but specific
descriptions of the activities, responsibilities, and
accomplishments that most closely relate to the employer’s
CSO staff members are happy to work with students
individually on their resumes through a standard appointment
offered Monday through Friday at 10:00, 2:00, 2:45 and 3:30
for 45 minutes, or through a walk-in 15-minute appointment.
events section for more information about our Resume
Blitz Days and Wednesday Walk-Ins.
Check out the following resources for more information on
how to write a resume:
Resume Writing Guide
Resume Writing Seminar Video - view Dr. Thrasher's workshop
on the 'Career Services' tab on myGCC.
Tips on the
Resume Follow-Through Process
check out the following article on how to develop a
Curriculum Vitae (CV):
Developing a Winning Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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