Tompkins Cortland Community College

Student Life

Resume Assistance

Appointments with counselors

If you feel totally lost, make an appointment with a counselor to get some help in getting started on your resume. If possible, bring a rough draft of your resume to an appointment. This will help the counselor see where you are in the resume development process.

Counselors can help you:

  • decide on a resume style that is right for you
  • organize your information to emphasize your greatest strengths
  • develop language which will be most impressive on a resume
  • proofread the final version of your resume to make sure there are no errors

Resume and Interview Guides

View our resume guide and interview guide for some tips on those topics.

Additional sites

Instructions for using MS Word resume template

  • Instructions for using MS Word resume template
  • On the File menu, click New
  • Click the Other Documents tab
  • Double-click a Resume Template or Resume Wizard
  • If you want to develop a chronological resume, pick a resume template style: professional, contemporary or elegant. Click your cursor in each section to replace the template information with your own.
  • If you want to develop a functional resume, pick the Resume Wizard, and follow the directions.