Writing a resume for the first time or making some major changes?

Don’t sweat it! Be sure to check out our guides and videos on this page to help you create your first draft. You can also use search engines to find examples of different types of resumes to give you some ideas and help you get started.

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Is your resume ready to share with potential employers?

If not, check out our video presentation about resumes and cover letters:

Below are some resume tips to help you get started:

Description of key tips for resumes
Additional resume tips

The chief function of a resume is to persuade an employer to grant you an interview. Thus, your resume must interest an employer by telling him or her who you are, what kind of work you can do for him, and how you are qualified.

Check out a sample resume and cover letter (DOCX).

Cover Letters

It is common for employers to request a cover letter to accompany your resume. Learn more about cover letters.

We’re here to help.

After you have a draft, schedule an appointment by calling us at (740) 351-3027, emailing us at, or scheduling an appointment through Handshake to have it reviewed by a Career Services staff member. OhioMeansJobs also offers resources and assistance for writing a great resume!