Resume Resources

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Here are some resume resources that we hope you will find helpful. Note that some of the websites linked below are not as tech-specific, but they may contain generally useful information. Comment below or email us at bu.womenincs@gmail.com if you’d like to share additional pages or tips.

  • If you don’t know where to start, look at some resume samples here, here, here, here, here, and here.
  • Not everyone will agree on the efficacy of BU’s Center for Career Development, but BU CCD is an available resource. They also have a resume guide that they flip through during consultations, which includes sample resumes, a list of action verbs, and other tips. It’s available here.
  • Here are some tips geared to college students.
  • Use buzzwords carefully – the blogger here makes a good argument that your skills should corroborate with your experience. He also points out that you shouldn’t list every single course you’ve taken.
  • Be specific – this means using numbers/specific quantities and also targeting your resume to the position.
  • Formatting matters. And try to keep interesting details at the top.
  • Here’s one and another one of many lists of college-endorsed action verbs out there.
  • Keep it to one page, and choose what you include wisely.
  • Some people like using LaTeX because it produces a sharp-looking resume. Templates are here, here, and here.
  • Review, review, review – avoid grammatical errors, unusual spacing, and other typos.
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