Tips for Portfolio Biographies and Résumés

Tips for About Me Statement

Keep your About Me brief – a paragraph at most

Focus on personal details that will show an employer your interests and provide the color that your resume may not.

This is not the time to retell your life story. Try to focus on aspects of your life an employer would like to see in an employee.

Make an appointment to edit at the Bremner Center, grammar/punctuation counts.

Tips for Résumés

Keep it professional. Personality and a résumé that demonstrates your skills are good but it should look polished. (So leave the hot pink bubbles at home.)

Subtle choices like selecting easy to read fonts, and colors that are trendy but timeless are important.

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