In order to apply to job and internship opportunities on Handshake, you must have your resume approved by a Career Development staff member. Once you upload your resume to your Documents on your Handshake profile, a CCD staff member will be notified. Document reviews take approximately 1-3 business days.
Use the following as a guide to help you make sure your resume has the necessary elements for approval.
Resume must include the following clearly at the top of the page:
Address (present or permanent) NOTE: Do not use full address, city and state only.
Phone number (where you are MOST likely to be reached during the day)
Email address (make sure it’s professional)
Include the following elements under your Education section:
Name of the College or University (starting with the most recent)
Name of your degree, date of completion (i.e. Bachelor of Arts, May 2019, Bachelor of Science, expected May 2019 or Bachelor of Fine Arts, expected May 2019)
Major, Minor, Concentration (if declared)
Only include your high school information if you are a freshman/sophomore and would like to include your high school experience(s)
Include the following for each listing under your Experience section (or similarly titled sections):
Organization /Employer Name (where you worked – ex: Barnes and Noble; Starbucks)
City/State of Organization
Your Job Title (ex: Administrative Assistant, Junior Designer, Marketing Intern, Arts & Craft Volunteer, Sales Associate)
Dates of Employment - lmonth/year - month/year lmonth/year - present lSummer Year (ex: June 2016 - May 2017, September 2017 - Present, Summer 2017)
Responsibilities/Accomplishments - using bullet points starting with strong adjectives, not paragraphs (List items in PAST tense if you no longer work there and PRESENT tense if you are currently working at that organization)
Include one or more of the following elements:
A Skills section at the end of your resume that can include: computer/technology skills, foreign language skills, industry specific skills (ex: Final Cut Pro) and other relevant hard skills
Activities and/or Interests section that can include: club/organization membership and/or leadership, community organizations, outside interests/hobbies, etc.
Resume Should NOT Include:
Your Social Security number
Your birth date/year
“I”, “my” or other personal pro-nouns sentence fragments
Your headshot (you can include your picture on a performance resume)