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Résumé Tips
Formatting, organization, and the “don’ts” 
Sections of the Résumé
Here are the major sections of a résumé. You can use any of these headings or make up new sections more appropriate for your special abilities.
Résumé Styles
Choose the format according to how you want to present the information.
Chronological Resume ExampleDocument icon
Example of a chronological résumé (PDF)
Functional Resume ExampleDocument icon
Example of a functional résumé (PDF)
Skills Resume ExampleDocument icon
Example of a skills résumé (PDF)
How to Use the Résumé Template in MS Word
Easy-to-follow instructions
Cover Letters
The cover letter is your chance to sell your résumé to the employer. It is important to include a cover letter with every résumé you submit.
Curriculum Vita
A Curriculum Vita is a type of résumé that is frequently used in academic job positions.
Curriculum Vita example 1Document icon
Sample Curriculum Vita (PDF)
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Sample Curriculum Vita (PDF)
Helpful Résumé Links
Websites with excellent resources
  • Kathleen Jones White Writing Center
  • Eicher Hall, Room 218
    860 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3029
  • Regular Hours
  • Monday through Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday
  • 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.