Having a resume is, of course, very important when you are conducting a job search. There are additional benefits to the thinking that goes into putting together your résumé. Two of those benefits are:
It is a great opportunity to take into account your skills and accomplishments. It is not the time to be humble when writing your résumé. Neither is it the time to exaggerate. It is the time to accurately and honestly give yourself credit for the things you can do -- your skills. And, the things you have done -- your accomplishments.
Writing your résumé can also be a reminder of the goals you have for yourself in the future. Where do you want to be one year, two years from now? What do you need to do between now and then to be where you want to be within that time frame?
Don’t know where to start? Pick up a Starter Kit from our office, or access it on our website (www.wichita.edu/career/) on the link “The Kits”. Put together the basics: your contact information, the degree you are pursuing, your job title and place of employment, previous job titles and employers (no further back than ten years please), organizations you belong to, volunteer work, computer skills, language skills.
Then stop by during walk in hours or make an appointment to have one of our staff look over your resume draft. You’ll leave with a better idea of who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re going.