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Resumes that Resonate

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The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn't simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it's a story about who you want to be.

- Oprah Winfrey


Building Resume Content

There are some valuable tools which will aid your resume development. Here are a few templates/reference documents.

In addition, it is helpful to prepare an inventory of your accomplishments. Identify: Project, dates, results. It can also be useful to gather any source documents to reference (such as presentations, reports, performance reviews, etc.)


Sample Resumes

There are numerous options and formats for resumes. You should select what works best for your situation. One or two pages is typical, with the Curriculum Vitae running multiple pages (CV in the United States is different from a CV outside the U.S. - note this!).

Here are some resume examples for reference.

One page:

Two page:

Many pages:


Reference and Reading

Here are a few interesting articles on resumes and resume writing.