Job Portal: Resumé

This Job Portal was created during the COVID-19 Pandemic as a way for Library staff to offer help to the Austin community through a challenging and uncertain job market.

Creating a Resumé

Capital Area Workforce Solutions has a more complete video on resumé building.


What to Include in a Resumé

  • Summary at the top of the resumé that includes your strengths and experience
  • Job history, including volunteer activities
  • Educational history/additional training
  • Organizations/memberships/relevant to the job
  • Contact Information (name, phone, email) at the top. No email? We can help!

Resumé Do's

  • Use keywords from the job posting in your resumé and cover letter.  
  • Use action verbs
  • Be truthful. State your abilities accurately.
  • Keep it brief. Try to limit your resumé to one page, two pages at most.  
  • Be accurate. Proofread your resumé for any errors. We can help!
  • Keep it up-to-date and professional. Make changes as they occur, and stick to plain-looking fonts to keep your resumé timeless. 
Resumé Don'ts  
  • Avoid saying "References Upon Request", but do include references if there is room.
  • Do not include Social Security #, Birthdate, Marital Status

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