While a résumé, sometimes spelled as resume, is optional for the Common Application, a well-designed resume enhances your applicant profile. You are required on the Common Application to include a list of your activities, work, and family responsibilities, and some of this information can be included in your resume.  A resume is a living document, a perpetual work in progress, so starting now, or enhancing an existing resume, will advantageously position you for professional success!  In this spirit, we encourage you to check out this article by Novorésumé for tips, vlog, and templates.