Write a Resume & Cover Letter

Creating a Resume

A resume is an integral part of any job search, helping you gain invitations to interviews. Your resume is a one-page summary that highlights your skills and experiences from an academic, employment and co-curricular perspective. It provides employers with a first impression of you as a candidate so it needs to be accurate, descriptive, easy-to-read and free of errors.

Access the Resume handout to learn how to create a job search quality resume.

Writing a Cover Letter

A cover letter serves as your initial introduction to an employer. It accompanies your resume and should highlight your interest in a particular organization and role and your key skills and experiences that position you as a strong candidate. A cover letter must be well-crafted, free of errors, targeted and speak eloquently on your behalf. You need to be compelling!

Access the Cover Letter handout to learn how to craft a tailored cover letter.

Need Help? 

Make an appointment or stop into the Center for Career Development in Hogan 203 during drop in hours to have your resume and cover letters critiqued!