Resume FAQs


It depends. Generally, we recommend undergraduates have a one page resume. For Masters's students 1-2 pages is acceptable. Longer resumes may be relevant if you are applying to research positions or within the performing arts. Talk with an Career Counselor if you are unsure.


The golden rule when it comes to resumes is to always tailor your document to match the position. So, if you are applying to positions with different functions or in different industries, you should tailor your resume to best match your skills to those prioritized by the position. For example, a management role may value transferable skills such as leadership and analytical skills, while a research position may emphasize your technical knowledge and research experience. Your resume should always be organized to best market your background and skills, to the areas of the position.


Students applying for jobs with the Federal Government through USAJobs are encouraged to use the USAJobs resume builder.


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  • Yes! Click here to make an one-on-one appointment with an advisor.
  • You can also submit your resume for review by emailing a draft to careers@wwu.edu. All submissions must be in PDF format, and it can take up to 3 business days to receive a reply.