Career Services

Career Services: Resume Do's & Don'ts

Resume Do's and Don'tsDo:

  • Form a clear objective.
  • Know how your skills and experience support your objective.
  • Limit your resume to one page.
  • Create your resume in a word processing program.
  • Compose a separate cover letter to accompany each resume and address the letter to a specific person.
  • Concentrate on the positive and use action verbs.
  • Spell check and have someone carefully proofread it for misspellings, grammatical errors, or typos.


  • Make it too long.  Most new graduates should limit their resumes to one page.  An extensive work history can reasonably constitute two pages.
  • Use complete sentences.  Use as few words to say as much as possible.
  • Use slang or jargon.
  • Be too modest.  Put your best foot forward without arrogance or falsification.


Career Services is located on the second floor of the Mabee Student Success Center in Suite 202.
Address: 900 College Street, UMHB Station Box 8415, Belton, TX 76513 
Phone: (254) 295-4691
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm