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Résumé Assistance

Did you know?

  • Recruiters spend an average of just six-seconds scanning a resume before deciding to call the candidate in for an interview (LinkedIn, 2017)
  • The average job opening attracts 250 resumes (Glassdoor)
  • Only 14.9% of hires are made from a job board candidate. Most (39.9%) are made through employee referral programs.  (Jobvite)
  • 75% of hiring and talent managers use recruiting software and/or applicant tracking software when hiring.  (Capterra)
  • 45% of recruiter’s state that resumes will get rejected for not including a cover letter and 37% for not sending follow-up letter after an interview  (UpToWork, 2018)

Your resume should be deliberately written to briefly and effectively communicate your experience. Whether you’re applying for a part-time position, volunteer opportunity, internship, or a full-time job, you want your resume to professionally reflect your qualifications. We’ve provide a few resume samples to get you started.

For more detailed information on writing a resume, check out the UAB Career Guide.

Résumé Samples:

Résumé Fundamentals

  • Name and Contact Information
  • Education
  • Relevant Coursework
  • Experience
  • Skills and Certifications
  • Awards and Accomplishment
  • Free of spelling and grammatical error
  • Avoid high school information (after your first year in college)
  • Include data, numbers, percentages or amounts
  • Avoid personal pronouns like “I” or “my”
  • Proofread by three people (one of them should be your Career Consultant)
  • Use strong action verbs and power words
  • Consistent in formatting, font, and content
  • Neat, well-organized, and easy to read
  • Updated and current

How Can the UAb career center Help You?

Appointments and Drop-In Scheduling

Drop-In Hours (No Appointment Necessary)

  Students can "walk/drop-in" Zoom space to meet with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) without an appointment. Copy and paste this URL, https://uab.zoom.us/j/3932859514#success, into your browser to access our Walk/Drop-In space Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when academic classes are in session.


Students can schedule an appointment with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) by logging into your Handshake profile. Once in your Handshake profile, click on "Career Center." Then select the "Appointments" tab. Click on the "Schedule A New Appointment" box. Select the "UAB Career Center" as the category. Follow the remaining prompts until you schedule your desired appointment date and time.

UAB Career Center Hours

Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except when the University is closed.