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Employers Visiting Campus

American Red Cross
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County
Community Academic Center
Compass House
Fetch Logistics, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity-Buffalo
Resource Council of WNY
The Foundry
The Restoration Society, Inc.
The Salvation Army
Upstate Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Urban Christian Ministries
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc.

DO:

  • Make it visually attractive.

  • Create your own unique layout.

  • Keep it brief and to the point.

  • Use key words from the field for which you are applying.

  • Use action phrases rather than complete sentences or paragraphs.

  • Stress accomplishments, responsibilities, and variety of duties performed.

  • Develop and maintain a consistent and orderly presentation throughout your resume.

  • Emphasize your strongest skills or most important employment or educational experience, especially those related to your career goal.

  • Stress your advancements, increased responsibilities, and/or accomplishments if you have worked for one organization for a long period of time.

DO NOT:

  • Use abbreviations (except in the cases of grade point average and degrees; it is optional in these instances).

  • List previous salaries, supervisors, employer addresses, or reasons for leaving.

  • Have any misspelling or typographical errors.

  • Use personal pronouns such as "I" or "my."

  • Include your Social Security Number.

  • Include a photograph of yourself.

  • Use brightly colored paper.

  • Use a resume template, such as those in Microsoft Word.

  • List names of references. This is done on a separate page and only at an employer's request.

Career Development Center

Buffalo State College  •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Cleveland Hall 306
Buffalo, New York 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5811  •  Fax: (716) 878-3152

askcdc@buffalostate.edu