A resume is a marketing document designed to demonstrate how your experience and skills meet the needs of a particular opportunity.
The goal of the resume is to get an interview, not provide an autobiography.
It needs to quickly summarize your relevant experience and education.
The information you include on your resume depends on what you are applying for, and where.
The Career & Internship Center has compiled more than a dozen great examples of resumes and CVs geared towards different interests and industries, including Law, Government, and Policy.
Be sure to check out more than one! Many industries and sectors share common skills sets. For example, employers in Law, Government, and Policy may be looking for skills similar to those needed in Sustainability, Conservation, and Energy.
Want feedback on your resume?
Current UW undergraduate students can submit their resume to our Online Resume Review process to receive feedback!
Current undergraduate and graduate students and alumni can also schedule an appointment with a Career Coach to discuss their resume in more detail.