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Resume Writing

Your résumé is an overview of your education, experiences, and skills and is used to market your strengths to potential employers. Before writing a résumé, identify what skills employers value by reviewing job descriptions of careers that interest you.

Setting up your document

Building better bullets

Writing a bullet point goes beyond simply stating what you did; it requires highlighting a specific skill and how you used it. To do this, follow these steps:

Put these steps into practice using this formula:

ACTION VERB (skill) + TASK (what) + PURPOSE or RESULT (why or impact)

Here’s an example of how a student described his work as a server at the Main Street Café:

Action Verbs

A list of Action Verbs (PDF)