Résumés That Stand Out

Your résumé is important because it has the potential to convince an employer that you should be considered for the job. It’s a summary of your education, skills, and experiences. Employers spend less than 10 seconds reviewing your résumé before placing it in the ‘yes’ or ‘no’ pile. Make it powerful and effective by providing evidence that you possess what employers are looking for.

Showcase Your Experiences

You’ve done a lot of really great things — especially as a Michigan Tech student. Include what’s most important to employers in a concise way, for example:

  • Hands-on experience — technical and problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills — teamwork, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills
  • Leadership — co-curricular; on and off campus
  • Provide numerous and specific details of how you’ve already thought and acted like an engineer, accountant, technical writer, psychologist, data analyst, chemist, anthropologist, biologist, forester, or physicist.

Examples and Templates