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Often, an employer's first impression of you comes from your resume, so you will want your resume to give them the best impression possible. Many students struggle with resumes because they do not have a lot of relevant work or professional experience. However, even without a lot of experience, you can still make your resume stand out. Follow the tips and tricks below to create a professional-looking resume that will catch a recruiter's attention.

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If you are having trouble formatting a resume in Microsoft Word, SPEA Career Services recommends that you try creating a resume in Optimal Resume. If you have any trouble using the system or have any questions about how to use the online formatting software, please make an appointment with a Career Adviser by calling 812-855-9639.