University of Central Missouri Student and Alumni Resources

Welcome UCM students and alumni! We’re delighted that you’re visiting our site and hope you take some time to browse through the free resources we have to offer. The UCM University Career Center offers a wide range of services, including career counseling, e-resume reviews, and mock interview preparation, and we’d like to think that our expertise with resumes, cover letters, and social media profiles is an excellent complement to their offerings.

One of the favorite aspects of our jobs as resume writers and career coaches is the opportunities we get to talk with students and recent graduates to help them make sure that they are on the right track.

Resume Writing Guide

Check out our free Resume Writing Guide for Students, which includes the following:
Quick Start Guide – Section-by-Section Breakdown – List of Action Verbs – Resume Checklist

Resume Templates

Chronological Resume Sample
Functional Resume Sample

Relevant Articles to Jump-start Your Job Search

How to Write an Awesome Resume – Part 1
How to Write an Awesome Resume – Part 2
How to Write an Awesome Resume – Part 3
How to Impress Employers With Your References
Five Reasons Your Cover Letter Is Killing Your Job Search
Appropriate Email Addresses for a Resume

Recommended Reading

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Complimentary Resume Review

Finally, we welcome all students to send us your resume for a free review. We’ll help you understand what’s working and what’s not and what steps you can take to fix it before sending it out to prospective employers. As a Kansas City-based company, we would also be glad to have you stop by our office in the event the UCM Career Center is closed for the holidays or you are home from summer break.

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