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Creating & Editing Your Resume

There are a variety of ways for you to receive support in either creating your first professional resume or updating and enhancing an older version of a past resume. Each option is created to meet your needs and to accommodate your schedule and preferred learning style. 

  • Review our Resume Development Guide to get you started on creating your resume and review a variety of sample resumes
  • Watch the Rules of a Resume in 2 Easy Steps virtual workshop for recommendations and helpful tips on putting together your resume
  • If you prefer in-person assistance, plan to visit the Toppel Career Center during walk-in advising hours, Monday- Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm.

Resume Reviews

To receive your first resume critique, you have two options. First, you can utilize walk-in advising, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm with no appointment needed. These appointments are one on one sessions with a Peer Advisor, Graduate Assistant, or Career Advisor. The second option is to upload your document to HireACane

To participate in future On-Campus Recruiting Events, you will need to have your resume critiqued prior to your participation. Please plan accordingly. We also highly recommend a critique if you are going to Career Expos, Fairs, and Meet-Ups. Take this opportunity to be better prepared and to communicate your brand and accomplishments in the most effective way.

Follow these steps to have your resume critiqued:

  1. Login to HireACane
  2. Click on the Profile button on the left menu bar
  3. Click the Documents link on the top right
Once you upload your resume, it will be critiqued by a Career Advisor to be critiqued within 3-5 business days. During that time, your resume will be approved and you will receive individualized comments about your document. Feel free to continue the conversation with your Career Advisor and ask them questions right in HireACane. 

When your resume is approved in HireACane, you can sign up for on-campus interviews and apply for internship and job listings. For more in-person feedback, you can also come in for walk-in advising, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm (Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm-4:00pm during the summer), or schedule an advising appointment via HireACane.

Most Common Resume Mistakes

  • Spelling and grammatical errors
  • Degree is not listed correctly
  • Lack of organization
  • Objective statement is vague or unclear
  • Use of personal pronouns such as I, me, and my
  • Education and/or experience not listed in reverse chronological order
  • Accomplishment statements don't provide enough information (use action words, highlight skills and results)
  • Bullets are NOT used in experience section (bullets aid in readability and the flow of the resume)
  • Use of dates under "Honors" and/or "Activities" section (too much congestion)
  • Format and/or style is not consistent
  • Length is not appropriate for education and experience 
Toppel Career Center
Physical Address:
5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-5451
Fax: 305-284-3668
Mailing Address:
PO Box 249175
Coral Gables, FL 33124-5610