TO CREATIVE RESUMES
ABOUT LOOK AT RESUMES
TAILORING YOUR RESUME IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
THAT YOU CAN DO IN YOUR INTERNSHIP AND JOB SEARCH.
Many students create their resumes highlighting a broad range of
accomplishments; however, employers have a hard time connecting students'
experiences with their opportunities. This guide will help you create a tailored
resume that will knock the socks off employers!
Use a design platform that you are comfortable with: InDesign, Word, etc.
Resumes should be easy to read - complicated does not impress employers
Make your resume unique to you - do not copy someone else's
Proofread multiple times to eliminate all spelling errors
Verify that links listed work correctly
Focus on accomplishments, not job duties
Be as detailed in descriptions of achievements as possible
Begin each bullet with an action verb (past or present tense) depending on whether the job
is over or on-going
Resume Sections Honors/Awards Licensures
Design/Technical Skills Class Projects
Contact Information Campus/Community Involvement Freelance Work
Objective/Summary Internship Experience Study Abroad
Work Experience Relevant Coursework Presentations
Highlight Skills MS Office Dollies
Adobe Creative Suite Audio
Flash CSS Social Media
PHP Specific Cameras
Dreamweaver MySQL Website Development
Python Other Technical Skills
Final Cut Pro
RESUME FORMATTING 101
Act Conduct Dramatize Found Model Produce
Adapt Create Draw Illustrate Modernize Recommend
Advertise Customize Imagine
Begin Demonstrate Entertain Improvise Modify Redesign
Broaden Design Establish Initiate Originate Rehearse
Combine Develop Execute Institute Perform Remodel
Compose Direct Integrate Photograph Renovate
Conceive Discover Exhibit Introduce Replace
Condense Display Explore Pilot
Conceptualize Draft Fashion Invent Pioneer Revise
Forge Market Shape
Formulate Plan Sketch
Address Confront Document Incorporate Meet Promote
Advertise Consult Draft Influence Moderate Publicize
Arbitrate Contact Edit Motivate Publish
Arrange Convey Inform Negotiate Question
Ascertain Convince Educate Interact Network Recruit
Correspond Elicit Interpret Observe
Author Define Enlist Interview Refer
Brief Describe Involve Outline Reinforce
Collaborate Develop Explain Lecture Participate
Communicate Direct Express Market Persuade Report
Compose Follow up Mediate Specify
Formulate Present Speak
Accomplish Chair Decrease Emphasize Implement Oversee
Administer Choose Delegate Enforce Improve Plan
Account for Conceptualize Design Enhance
Conduct Determine Establish Incorporate Produce
Adjust Consolidate Develop Evaluate Increase Propose
Analyze Consult Devote Execute Initiate Recommend
Appoint Contact Generate Institute Recruit
Approve Contract Direct Handle Lead Replace
Assign Coordinate Dispatch Head Leverage Strengthen
Assume Decide Dispense Hire Manage Supervise
Attain Eliminate Maintain
MUSIC PERFORMANCE RESUME
STUDIO ARTIST RESUME
GRAPHIC DESIGN RESUME
1. Get Help With Your Resume!
Visit the Career Center's walk-in hours (Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM) or meet with your
Career Advisor to have your resume reviewed (see below).
2. Get Your Resume Approved!
To have your resume approved through Hire-A-Niner, log into your account and upload the most
updated version of your resume. Resumes will be reviewed within 48 business hours of submission.
3. Apply To Jobs & Internships!
Apply for positions through Hire-A-Niner once your resume has been approved. Include a cover
letter with your tailored resume, specifically written for each job or internship for which you are
4. Visit the University Career Center! 5. Meet Your Career Advisor
Resume & Cover Letter Writing Suzanne Voigt, Ph.D.
Choosing Your Major/Minor Suzanne serves as the Career Advisor for the
Career Assessments College of Arts + Architecture.
Job & Internship Search Assistance * To make an appointment with Suzanne:
Networking with Employers Just log into your account at career.uncc.edu/han,
Building Your Brand on LinkedIn complete your profile, and look for the "Meet with
Graduate School Preparation Your Career Advisor" QuickLink on the right side."
Design Portfolio Review
Career Fair Preparation