What is a résumé?
A résumé is a document that sums up your skills, experiences and accomplishments so that a potential employer can quickly see whether you are a good fit for a position. Before you start applying for jobs or internships, you’ll need to write a résumé. Even if you’re new to the workforce, a strong résumé can help you stand out. Consider it to be your personal marketing brochure with the goal of gaining the employer’s attention and to giving them the information they need to bring you to the next step in the hiring process, an interview.
Why is it important?
Your résumé is typically the first document that an employer would look at, so it serves as your first impression in the employment process. A well-written and formatted résumé tells the employer a lot about your professionalism and improves the chances for receiving an interview.
Résumé Assistance @ DCC
DCC offers all students the opportunity to meet with a Student Success Coach or the Director of Career Pathways & Placement for help with their résumés. During these sessions, students can also explore career options, take assessments, practice for interviews, search local jobs and internships, and develop career connections with our career planning services.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 434-797-8536, or stop by the GOAL Center located in the Admissions & Counseling Department in the Wyatt Building. If you would like more information about resume assistance services, fill out the inquiry form below: