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Writing a professionally crafted, rock solid resume can seem like a daunting task, but the best way to approach it is to take your time and do your research. We offer services and resources that can help you create a resume that's a perfect reflection of your education, skills, and training.

Resume Services

The Career Center offers a number of services to help you get started. We also provide helpful feedback along the way.

  • Resume Drop-in Sessions - a great place to get started. Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fire Place Lounge in the Student Center. Much like an "open house" there is no appointment or RSVP needed to attend, just stop in. Career Center staff and one of our cracker-jack writing tutors will be standing by, ready to offer suggestions and ideas on taking your resume to the next level. Please bring whatever draft you have on paper, a USB device or in your email. The Drop Ins are a collaboration between the Career Center and the Center for Academic Excellence. 
  • One-on-One Resume Reviews - once your resume is completed, you'll want to have experienced professionals review it for accuracy and effectiveness. Our one-on-one resume reviews are a great way to gain constructive feedback.

    The best way to schedule an appointment is via Handshake. You could also call 651.793.1528 between 9 am - 1 pm. or send an email to career.center@metrostate.edu.

Resume Resources

Below you'll find links to a number of informative resources.

Comprehensive Resource Packet - provides great information on writing resumes, cover letters and references. It includes tips and examples for formatting, content and designing materials.

Resume Writing Tips - provides quick and simple tips on formatting your resume and what should be included in each section.

Cover Letter Writing Tips - provides examples and tips on what should be included in your cover letter.

Resume Samples - provides samples of different resumes custom-made for Metropolitan State students. You'll also find three resume templates for a chronological, combined and functional resumes.

Professional References Template - provides a sample reference sheet to get you started.