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Your job search is a process.  Whether you’re looking to improve your resume, network with fellow Matadors, prepare for an interview or accept an offer, CSUN alumni staff is committed to helping you achieve in your career and professional goals. 

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Resume Writing

Your resume and cover letter are an opportunity to make a good first impression on a potential employer and can lead to securing an interview. 

  • Resume Format and Style
    • Contact Information: Add contact information at the top of your resume.  Include your name, phone, email address, and LinkedIn URL. 
    • Education: List your degrees in chronological order starting with most recent. 
    • Experience: List the most recent and relevant experience first.  Remember all relevant experience counts including volunteering, internships (paid and unpaid), and field experience.  Use strong action verbs to highlight your knowledge, accomplishments and skills. 
    • Additional Information: Include computer skills, language, social media knowledge, and/or interest
    • References:  Do not include references on your resume.  You can prepare a separate document that matches your resume format and bring it with you to an interview in case you are asked for references.  Most employers will ask you to e-mail your references after an interview. 
    • Resume Checklist:
      • Double check for spelling, grammar or punctuation errors
      • Use standard fonts, Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana in sizes 10 or 11.
      • Highlight skills and quantify accomplishments, whenever possible, including (# of people served, supervised, managed, $ raised, saved, generated, and/or % of money or time saved)
      • Use strong action verbs to reflect your accomplishments
    • Resume Writing Do’s and Don’ts
    • Sample Resume:   (ADD SAMPLES LATER)


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