We're here to help.

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 library. 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.