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Career Development Office

Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

Career Development Office
State University of New York at Fredonia
Gregory Hall, 2nd floor
Fredonia, NY 14063

Phone: (716) 673-3327
Fax: (716) 673-3593

Office Hours:
Academic Year
8:30 am - 5:00 pm, M-F
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, M-F

Resume Review Checklist

Use this checklist before bringing your draft to the CDO for a critique and before making multiple copies of your resume.

    Have I proofread my resume, so that it is mistake-free?
    Have I included all of the information related to my situation that is suggested in Career Guide R3, Resumes: What to Include?
    When referring to this university, have I used the following names only? State University of New York at Fredonia (for the first reference) either SUNY at Fredonia or SUNY Fredonia for all others
    Have I eliminated "Fredonia, NY" after the name of this university?
    Have I carefully edited my text to eliminate unnecessary words?
    Have I been consistent in the placement of similar types of information within each section (job title, dates, organization, etc.)?
    Does the format of my resume make my most important qualifications obvious to the reader in a 20 or 30 second skimming?
    Was my resume written with specific types of positions in mind?
    Have I organized and labeled my information so that it is pertinent to the types of positions I am seeking?
    Have I eliminated all zip codes and street addresses, except in my contact information?
    Have I remembered to include the appropriate name of my degree, the date I expect to receive it, the name of the university, and my major in my "Education" section? Have I included my GPA if it is 3.0 or higher?
    Have I chosen action verbs to begin the phrases that describe my experiences?
    Is my resume visually attractive, communicating my professionalism?
    Does my resume communicate my accomplishments?
    Does my resume make the reader want to call me for an interview?
    Would I hire this person?

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