Resume Resources & Guides

RESUMES & COVER LETTERS

Our Center offers Resume workshops throughout the semester and individual appointments.

What is a Resume?

It is a concise method of introducing your skills, experience and education to an employer. The goal of a resume is to land an interview by demonstrating the match between your skills and the employer’s needs.

A Well-Crafted Resume:

  • Emphasizes Relevant Education, Skills & Experience
  • Is Tailored to the Job Description You are Applying to & Optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems (using keywords)
  • Translates Experience and Training into Tangible Skills & Accomplishments
  • Typically is a One-page, Well-structured Document, Written with Brief Action Phrase

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What is a Cover Letter?

It is a personalized sales pitch or introduction to an employer that accompanies a resume.

A Well-Crafted Cover Letter:

  • Explains Why You are Sending the Resume
  • Specifies How You Heard about the Position
  • Convinces the Reader to Look at your Resume
  • Reflects your Attitude & Personal Attributes
  • Links your Skills & Experience to the Requirements of the Position

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