This page includes resources to help improve resumes.
Resume Critiquing Service
Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29, 2014; 9:00am – 5:00pm
During the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas
Location: Part of the ALA JobLIST Placement Center
If you need help getting your resume polished, stop by the ALA JobLIST
Placement Center if you are attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.
You may register in advance by completing the form when it becomes
available. The New Members Round Table provides resume critiquing
service to conference attendees. The service is free, and available
anytime the Placement Center is open.
Year-Round Resume Review Service
Want a great resume?
The Resume Review Service Committee can help. Librarians from
all types of libraries, with various specializations have volunteered
to help you make your resume shine. This service is available through
the American Library Association's New Members Round Table.
Other resources to help you with your resume
- Make Your Resume Stand Out
One minute video on what makes a resume standout from an employer's
point of view.
Crucial Resume Advice for New College Grads
Brief article detailing a few things that new
graduates should keep in mind as they prepare a resume.
Resume Tips for Career Changers
Brief article with things to keep in mind as you prepare a resume
- for change careers.
- Career Communication
Documents - including that all-important resume
Chat held November 17, 2011 (recording)
Provided by the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, and facilitated by career
coach, Dr. Caitlin Williams, Ph.D.
You will be asked to register by giving your name and email address.
Once you hit the submit button, you will be taken to the recording.
- From the ALA Get A Job! Toolkit
14 Fatal Resume Mistakes
A great resume can open a door, but an inferior one can just as quickly
close one. Brief article listing 14 resume mistakes to avoid.
How to Refresh Your Resume
If you're not getting results from your resume, it could be more than
a poor job market. Your resume can be loaded with details about your
previous jobs, but without compelling accomplishments, it will blend
in with hundreds like it. Author explains how to improve your resume
by adding accomplishment statements, and gives examples.
Industry Proofing Your Resume
Short paragraph explaining the importance of having someone in your
industry proof your resume.
Online Resume Writing Workshop
Published by UCLA Career Services (Use the left-hand navigation to
move through the workshop.)
How to Write an Effective Resume
Video developed by Tufts University Career Services, and includes
information on different types of resumes, style guidelines, how to
write various sections of a resume, etc.
Published by the University of Illinois' (U-C) Career Center, this
brief guide explains that your résumé’s impact originates from both
the details you choose to include and the way you write about them.
It gives brief instructions on how to prepare a professional resume.
- Caught Without
Everyone knows it's a good idea to keep an updated resume, but few
people actually do. We're just too busy. This brief article tells
how to handle requests for your resume when you don't have an updated
one on hand.
Guide to Curriculum Vitae
Published by the Colorado College Career Center, this 2-page document
explains what a CV is, when it is appropriate to use one, and possible
sections to include.
Published by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL), this
handout offers advice for making informed design choices in creating
Preparing a Resume
Divided into eight sections, this guide provides useful information
on preparing a resume (particularly for those new to resume writing).
Last rev. 3/13/14