Resume Builder

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ISU CMS
(Career Management System)
Where can I find ISU CMS?
Here!
ISU CMS Log In
Log-In Website: https://ecms.eng.iastate.edu/students
Your
Username is
your email
address.
If you don’t
remember your
password, click
“Forgot
Password”).
ISU CMS Homepage
Under
“SHORTCUTS”,
click “Resume
Builder”
“Resume
Builder” can
also be found
under the
“Documents” or
“Resources”
Tabs.
Resume Builder
Click
“Create
New
Resume”
Step 1: Outlines
Select one of the
six templates and
Click “Save and
Continue” in the
section of your
desired template.
“Engineering
Resume – Entering
Student”
(appropriate for most
students)
Step 2: Customize Sections
You may
customize the
sections of your
Resume by name
and order.
Under Section
Title, you may
type in a different
title.
Ex. The default on this
section title is “Work
Experience”. If you
clicked in the box, it
could be changed to
“Professional
Experience” or if you
didn’t have work
experience,
“Leadership
Experience”.
You can also
delete a section
or add a
section.
Use the arrow
buttons on the
right to adjust
the order.
CLICK SAVE AND CONTINUE
Step 3: Content and Style
Click here to
select different
resume layouts
(Classic,
Modern, Swiss,
Classic II)
Click box and
start typing.
Hit “save and
continue” and
the next section
will open.
Repeat steps.
Remember to click
“Save And
Continue” after
you’ve finished with
this page.
Step 4: Save
ALWAYS
EDIT
IN WORD!!!
Click “View
Doc” to open it
as a MS Word
Document.
Why Edit Your Resume in
MS Word?
1. ISU CMS does not always have your current contact
information and sometimes adds extra information you
don’t need to include (i.e. Ames, IA 50010 United
States).
2. Customize any other formatting (Color, Bold, Italicize,
Underline, etc.)
3. MS Word has spell check!
4. It is quicker to convert your resume to a PDF in MS
Word!
Uploading Resume to ISU CMS
***Remember to
save your resume
as a PDF in MS
Word before
uploading.
Click in the box
and type the
name of your
resume:
Ex: Alexandra
Rowe Resume
Click “Submit”
to finish.
You can
upload other
documents
too!
Click “Browse”
to locate your
resume on your
computer.
Reminders:
 ECS suggests testing your desired browser (Internet
Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome), by building the beginning
of your resume (ex. a header and an objective) and then saving
through until the “view doc” option. *It is rare, but there can
be bugs with formatting depending on the browser you use.
 Continue to update your resume each semester.
 You may upload multiple versions of your resume, but make
sure to click “Make Default” on your most current resume.
 ECS suggests keeping multiple versions of your resume on
your computer while only keeping one resume uploaded at all
times. Doing this will prevent you from applying for a job
with the wrong resume.
Questions???
 Please visit us in Marston 308 if you have any questions about ISU CMS.
If you would like to have your resume reviewed by one of our
Career Advisors, log in to ISU CMS to make an appointment.

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