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Formatting & Guidelines

Resumes should be clean, easy to read and have consistent formatting. Please see our editable Swarthmore resume guide template.

Some employers use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) in which AI will read your resume. Check compatability with Skillsyncer, JobScan, Resume Worded (each has a component for no cost).

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We have a variety of sample resumes for you to review under the “career resources” tab. Remember that these are just examples. There are many good options for resume designs. View sample resumes. Also watch videos from BigInterview to help you write a resume that will get you to the interview.

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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

You will want to use a CV when applying to graduate school or for opportunities in academic and research settings. Learn more about CV writing. View sample CVs.

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Employer & Interview Insights

Swarthmore & External Resources

Contact & Location

(610) 328–8352

500 College Ave.
Parrish Hall 135
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office closed daily from 12–1pm for lunch.