Your Resumé

Your resumé is a one-page compilation of your relevant education, work experience, credentials, and accomplishments that you will distribute to potential employers when looking for a job. In some cases, it may be longer (for example, when a curriculum vitae, or CV, is requested in academia). The purpose of your resumé is to get you a job interview with your target employer.

In many cases, your resumé will serve as your first impression among those who make hiring decisions. This means you will need an excellent resumé to have the chance to make an impression in person. In a potentially crowded pool of job applicants, employers have to make tough decisions based on resumés, so even something as minor as a typo or grammatical error could hurt your chances. Everyone—even the world’s best writers and career development professionals—should ask others to review their resumé and provide feedback to help it shine as brightly as possible.

Tune Up Your Resumé with the Career Center

Fortunately, the Berklee Career Center is here to help you with your resumé. If you don’t know where to begin, you may wish to take a look at the Guide to Resumés below to find business and performance-style resume examples and learn about style, format, and content of a professional resumé.

Do you need a curriculum vitae (CV) rather than a resumé? Take a look at the Guide to CV.

Once you have a draft completed, we invite you to come to the Career Center for walk-in hours, Monday–Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. We also host a Resumé and Cover Letter Workshop on the last Tuesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our expert advisors will review your most recent resumé and cover letter drafts, and provide guidance on how best to sell your skills to your target employer (note that you can also make an individual advising appointment for the same purpose).