Resume Writing



Career Services

Saint Mary Hall, 407
On campus: ext. 6145
[email protected]



Resume, Cover Letter, and CVs

USM Career Services has many resources available to assist you resume, cover letter, and CV writing.  If you are student or alumni in an active job search, whether it is part-time, full-time, or internship, Career Services will review your career documents.  Reviews can be done either in person or online.  Please provide 48 business hours for your resume to be reviewed if submitting online.

Here are some quick resume writing tips

  • Margins are between 1/2" and 1" around
  • Use a professional email address, not your USM email address
  • Be consistent with your formatting throughout your resume
  • For individuals without a lot of relative work experience, keep your resume to one page
  • Use short phrases not sentences, bullet point format is commonly  used starting with an action verb
  • Common resume sections are: header, education, summary of qualifications, relevant coursework, experiences (paid or unpaid), honors, and campus and community activities.
  • ​Proof read, proof read, proof read

See Our Sample Resumes:



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University of Saint Mary
4100 South 4th St
Leavenworth, KS 66048

USM is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA), and is an AQIP Participant.