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Murphy Center Room 374
Office Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Career Services
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Phone: 608-796-3828
Fax: 608-796-3050


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A quality resume is a necessity for a professional job search. There are many ways to structure and organize one's resume. The samples on this site should be used only as a guide. Employers generally spend about 30 seconds reviewing each resume during the initial screening of applicants. Keep in mind these important points as you write yours:

  • The overall appearance is very important.
  • Be brief, clear, neat, and honest. Your resume should be well organized and easy to follow.
  • Minimize abbreviations to only those that are well known (e.g., states).
  • Tailor the resume to the specific opportunity; use keywords of the field and address items listed in the posting.
  • Make sure all relevant education, experience and skills are clearly highlighted.
  • The most important, relevant information should appear early in the resume. 
  • Be focused; employers do not want to make career decisions for you.
  • Your resume is a formal, professional document and a work sample.
  • Proofread carefully.  
  • Always send a cover letter with your resume.

Informational Video

 Starting your resume? Check out Informational Video

New Resume Service for Viterbo Students!

  Need a resume? Feel like you should brush up on your interview skills? As a student at Viterbo University, you now have access to the Optimal Resume online. This easy-to-use online software facilitates the process of creating a professional resume and allows you to practice interview skills. Click below to get started.      


Sample Resumes

Check out sample resumes for various majors and experience levels. 


Format and Content Descriptions

Chronological Outline
Curriculum Vitae
Sample Action Verbs to Use on your Resume


Resume Websites

Job Star Central
College Grad.Com
Damn Good Resume Guide
Purdue Online Writing Lab:  Resumes
Job Search. About.Com Resume Samples
Best Sampler Resumes
Resumes Samples Info 
Career One Stop
Resumes, Applications, and Cover Letters (Bureau of Labor Statistics)












Graduate Survey 

O*Net Resource Center 

Optimal Resume 

Type Focus 

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