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Your Resume

Is a

Picture of You

group of applicants


Hundreds of resumés cross employers’ desks every working day. Each has about 10 seconds to make an impression on the employer. How can you make sure it is your resumé that catches the employer’s attention? As thousands of new candidates search for new employment opportunities, employers are increasingly turning to talent management technology to help narrow the applicant pool and find the best candidates for open positions.

In this competitive job-seeking environment, applicants need to make sure that now more than ever, their resumés stand out from the pack and that they are using every available outlet to them including social networks. The major purpose of the resumé is to get a job interview. A resumé is a concise summary of your qualifications and experiences targeted to a specific job or career goal.

Select a topic of interest below or click through all in sequence beginning with the first.
PDF examples of resumés, cover letters, and follow-up letters are linked on appropriate pages.


Elements of a good resumé

What information should be included in a resumé?

Resumé-writing tips

Resumé action verbs


Types of resumés

Cover letters

Following up after an interview

Salary history and/or salary requirement



For additional information, contact the Career and Employment Services at the Virginia Beach Campus of Tidewater Community College, Princess Anne Building, Room A-105. 


You may also contact the Counseling and Career Services Offices located on each of the TCC Campuses.