A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC) 2221
(202) 250-2477 (videophone) (202) 651-5240 (voice) (202) 651-5736 (fax)Thomas HorejesEmail
Having a resume is the first step to getting an interview. Your resume provides the employer with their first impression of you. Most employers review resumes in 30 seconds or less. They will decide to consider or contact you for an interview based on what information is on your resume. It is important that you tailor your resume to the job position you are applying for. To make a first and lasting impression is to have your resume free of misspellings and grammatical errors.
There are several resume formats to consider.
Chronological Resume Format
Most common used format. Start out by using your work experience first and begin with your current or your most recent job position and continue in reverse experience. List your key accomplishments and skills under each position. Currently enrolled students or recent graduates, list your Education first and then your experience. With extensive work experience, list your experience first and Education after you list all or most of your work experience.
Functional Resume Format
This type of format organizes your information that highlights your skills and abilities from various work experience you obtained or currently working at. This resume is good for those changing your career field or has gaps in your employment history. It can be categorized into clusters that relates to the position your are applying for. For example:
Combination Resume Format
This resume is a combination of chronological and functional resume format. In this resume your work experience, skills or accomplishments are all mentioned here in the resume.
A federal resume specifically designed for Federal Jobs. This is your application for any federal jobs you apply for. This is the most important document you will write as a part of the application process. You can have between 2 - 5 pages. It includes all of the heading information, country of citizenship, high school credentials, salary history, references, name of supervisor and contact information, position details to emphasize specific results and specialized skills. To create a federal resume refer to the USAJOBS Resume Builder and resume-place.com.
Curriculum Vitae is known as CV and the difference between a resume and CV is the length, content and purpose. The length can be extended between 5 - 8 pages. Most candidates that uses CV format have a masters or Phd degree. It is used to apply for teaching or research opportunities. For example; for university teaching, administration positions and scientific research positions. If you are applying for a teaching job at a university, check with the university's website the protocol to develop your CV. On your CV you can add your publications, presentations, professional development, research topics, and affiliations.
Although you can find resume templates on-line to construct a resume, we do not recommend using one. Templates prevent you from developing a resume that best utilizes space on the page. Also, it limits how you can use the space. We recommend starting with a blank word document and using resume samples as a guide when creating your resume.
Action verbs are used to start each sentence in describing your work experience. Action verbs are power verbs that add power to your experience. This helps you to explain your accomplishments effectively. See examples of passive verbs and action verbs below:
WITHOUT action verbs or use of passive verbs:
WITH action verbs:
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
Copyright © 2021 Gallaudet University. All rights reserved.
800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15