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Corissa Peterson

Career Advisor & Senior Content Writer (CPRW)


Taipei, Taiwan


3 years

About Me

A dedicated member of the Resume Genius team with a passion for the career space, Corissa is always looking for ways to create useful resources for job seekers, from writing job-specific resume samples to crafting in-depth articles on how to ace interviews.

Corissa graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Philosophy and a certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Corissa’s articles have been published on Diversity Jobs, Recruiter.com, Teachstone, and Jobillico, among others, and her career advice has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, GOBankingRates, and UpJourney. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.



  • Has written over 100 articles for Resume Genius
  • Composed 60+ resume and cover letter samples
  • Edited 70+ articles
  • Starred in several of our YouTube videos and TikToks
  • Is one of the top 100 authors for both resume and cover letter content online
  • Currently working on launching Resume Genius’ first newsletter (stay tuned!)


Corissa’s favorite template

The Unique modern resume template in black

Modern Resume Template


general thoughts

I love the elegant and minimalist design of our Unique resume template, which is why I use it for my own resume!

favorite points

  • Candidate initials are displayed in a simple ring, creating a sophisticated and professional resume header
  • Sections are clearly organized by subtle dividing lines
  • The two-column layout creates a natural visual flow
  • For a little extra flair, you can choose from several attractive colors
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Featured article written by Corissa

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Sustainability Careers: Jobs, Outlook, and Tips

Ready to change the world? We'll show you what sustainability careers are out there, what they pay, and how you can build your dream career in sustainability.

Content written by Corissa Peterson

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An example of a resume for a full stack developer on a simple two-column template with a light gray sidebar and clean sans-serif fonts
Full Stack Developer Resume
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Corissa Peterson

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An example of a volunteer resume
Volunteer Resume
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Corissa Peterson

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Designer Resume Sample
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Corissa Peterson

Cover letter with a question mark on top of it, are cover letters necessary?
A chef resume example with a bold header and sections for the applicant's resume objective, work history, awards, and relevant skills
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An example of a marketing manager resume

Content reviewed by Corissa Peterson

Caregiver resume sample template
Caregiver Resume Sample
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Ida Pettersson

Example of a college student's resume, with a simple green design and two columned layout.
An example of a product manager resume
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