Not sure what a resume is? Need help creating or editing your resume? Below you will find a few sample resumes that you can use as you start to craft your own. Each resume is slightly different in its style and layout so we encourage you to check each sample out to see what would work best for your resume. Use the "Getting Started" resources if you are new to resume writing or are not sure what to include. These will help build your resume to ensure you include and highlight on the most relevant and important experiences.

Also below you will find FAQs that can be used to help develop your resume. A solid resume is important to landing you an interview, so make sure your resume is tailored to the job you are applying to.

Not sure if your resume is up to par, or need a second set of eyes? Stop into the Department of Career Development to have your resume looked at by our career mentors during our drop-in hours, or make an appointment by calling the office at (585) 245-5721.

Getting Started

Resume Worksheet Just the Facts

Action Verbs

Resume Guide Skills and Characteristics Resume Packet
Resume vs. CV    


General Templates

Accounting Economics


Athlete/Greek Education (B.A.) Political Science

Biology (General)

Education (B.S.) Political Science (Non-Profit)

Biology (Pre-Vet)

Geological Sciences PR/Non-Profit
Business Administration Human Resources


Chemistry Law


Childhood with Special Education Liberal Arts Research
Early Childhood & Childhood Education   Study Abroad


Templates by Class Year

Athlete/Greek (Underclassmen) Business Administration (Sophomore) STEM (Freshmen/Sophomore)
Education (Freshmen) Part-Time Jobs (Underclassmen)  



  • q  What is a résumé?

  • q  Why do I need one?

  • q  Should I have more than one résumé?

  • q  What are some Career Development resources?



  • q  What are some tips for writing a résumé?



  • q  Appearance



  • q  Order of Experiences



  • q  Appropriate Language



  • q  Professional Paper/Printing



  • q  What should I not include?