Resume (CV) for US colleges and universities



A Resume / CV provides information about you in a nutshell. A good Resume is very important to impress the admission committee. Remember that you are competing with hundreds of students from all over the world. Therefore, you have to make sure that your Resume stands out.

Express your experiences and achievements in good words, but refrain from lying on your resume. Also, make sure that your Resume is compact. Do not ramble about your experiences achievements. Normally, a good Resume is no longer than one or two pages.


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How do I write a good resume?

There are many tutorials available on the internet on how to write a good resume. Below are some useful links that you might want to check out:

Resume Tutorial #1 (Source: Online Writing Lab at Purdue, 2007)

Resume Tutorial #2 (Source: monstertrak.com, 2007)

Resume Tutorial #3 (Source: quintcareers.com, 2007)

Resume Tutorial #4 (Source: about.com, 2007)

 

Before writing your resume, you might want to check out below sample resumes:

Sample resume #1 (Source: about.com, 2007)

Sample resume #2 (Source: quintcareers.com, 2007)

Sample resume #3 (Source: monstertrak.com, 2007) Look under Job Search Tips - Samples

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How many pages long should my resume be?

In the US, most resumes are supposed to be one page long or at the most two pages long. This is because, the examiner receives thousands of applicants and he / she barely has a minute to go over each resume. A short and brief resume will allow him to read your entire resume within two-three minute. If your resume is many pages long, chances are that he will probably only read the first page of your resume.

However, if you are a Professor or a scientist with a long list of publications, your resume can be longer than two pages.

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Should I attach my picture along with the Resume?

There is no need to attach your picture along with your Resume.

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