Writing your resume

Every resume should answer two questions:

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  2. Why should you be considered for this job?

Chronological - ASU-preferred format


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  • Easy to format and write

  • Easy to read

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Note: Any gaps in your work experience are immediately noticeable. 



  • Can tailor skills and abilities to a particular job

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  • Work history with job titles and company names are listed

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Curriculum Vitae 

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  • Primarily used by faculty

Functional - not an ASU-preferred format


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Cover letter - When writing a cover letter, remember:

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  • Be natural in tone

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  • Know what you want.

  • Use active voice

  • Write from the potential employer's point of view
  • Sum it up