Resume Assistance

How to market yourself!

It is very important to make a good first impression, and a variety of marketing tools may be used to provide a positive first impression. Marketing tools can include: Resumes; Cover Letters; Portfolios; Thank You Notes; and even your answering machine (be sure you have an appropriate message because potential employers could be calling). Basically, any type of correspondence with a potential employer/grad school is a marketing tool...it's your chance to market yourself.

Resources are available in Career Planning & Development to assist you. Pick up a free copy of Job Search Strategies, a guide compiled by Career Planning & Development that includes resume FAQ's, examples, and a worksheet. Feel free to schedule an appointment with Career Planning & Development staff if you have any questions or need assistance. To check out online resume resources, visit Optimal Resume to learn about resume format, view samples and create a customized resume using innovative software. Please note there are many styles/formats of resumes and there is no set right or wrong way of writing a resume. Be sure to pay attention to every little detail. Be sure your resume is consistent, with no grammatical or spelling errors and try not to abbreviate. Typically, resumes should be one page for recent college graduates and students.

Need a resume booster? Participate in a variety of activities on or off-campus, including part-time and summer work.

Part-Time and Summer Jobs
Part-Time and Summer Jobs are excellent ways to gain valuable work experience for your resume as well as earn some extra cash. Employers post job openings online for Drury students on Optimal Resume. Looking for on-campus jobs? Visit Drury University Human Resources .

Student Activities & Volunteer Service
Involvement in activities is important because it allows you to explore your interests and collect important resume material. Ultimately, it allows for better marketability.

Drury University offers a variety of activities, including intramural, departmental organizations and honor societies, fraternities and sororities, and leadership opportunities.