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 e-booklet

View our resume e-booklet. Hard copies are also available in the CCIC.

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.