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An effective resume will be an essential tool for nearly every student, no matter what your career goals are. Be sure to read through our information on the components of creating an effective and successful resume—and find out how employers use them (see Resume Purpose page).

After you've prepared a draft of your resume using the materials here, in our Career Guide (available online or in 103 Barnes Hall or any of the college career offices), and in Optimal Resume, you should have it reviewed. Student Career Advisors and professional staff in your college career office and at Cornell Career Services in Barnes Hall are available to provide feedback on a rough draft of your resume.

We are also available to review a rough draft of your cover letters. The pages in this section on job-search and other career correspondence, in the Career Guide, and in Optimal Letter (part of Optimal Resume) have many good tips.