Myth: Resumés arent worth the effort. Just fill
out a U.Va. application and wait to get called for an interview.
Think again. Human Resources receives over 100 applications each
day. When youre serious about a job search, a good resumé
can help you stand out from the crowd.
In addition to submitting a resumé with your application,
heres how resumés can help if you take the important
time and energy to put yourself down in words:
This is what I do best. Resumés are a good
way to clarify your skills and accomplishments. A great morale
Please keep me in mind. Give your resumé to
friends, colleagues and contacts. Are you convinced you are the
right person for the job? Hand-deliver your resumé to the
Heres why to hire me. Take some time to research
the department. Think about what they do and how you can help.
Tailor your resumé for each job opportunity and prove why
youre the perfect candidate.
Perhaps youd like to look over my resumé.
Give one to the interviewer at the beginning of an interview.
It can help set your agenda and put your best foot forward.
Employee Career Services can help:
Take our resumé workshop. Pulling It All Together:
How to Develop Your Career Portfolio and Resumé.
Call 243-5998 for scheduling information or to register.
Do a resumé critique. Set an appointment to meet with a
career consultant for a one-on-one meeting by e-mailing email@example.com.
Check our Web page. Other career workshops are posted at http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/career.
Career Services is a Division of University Human Resources and
provides career planning services at no charge to University employees,
including full-time and part-time faculty, classified staff and
hourly and temporary employees.