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Writing Your Resume

Your resume is the primary marketing tool of your job search. A truly effective resume achieves two goals:

The challenge of resume writing is to be both creative and able to work in a clearly prescribed structure. Although there are some specific rules to resume writing, your goal is to develop a unique piece, outstanding for its personalized content and its visual appeal.

Producing an exceptional resume is exceptionally hard work, but it is worth the struggle. The employer interest that is generated by a top-notch resume will be the reward for your effort.

Content Tips

Here are important writing guidelines to keep in mind as you develop your resume:

Resume Checklist

Once you have completed the final draft of your resume, check it over and ask yourself these questions.


Career Development Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services · 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.7716 · E-mail: CareerCenter@luc.edu

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