Resumes and Cover Letters

Your resume is your personal marketing tool that outlines your skills and experiences for a specific position and a specific employer.

The links that follow will walk you through the resume writing process. If you have questions, would like assistance with your resume or would like a resume review, let us know. The staff at the Career Services Office can review your resume and answer any questions you may have about preparing and presenting your resume. We offer individual appointments and workshops to help you with resumes and any job search related needs.

Cover Letters
Cover letters are a part of the employment application process. When preparing a resume to send to an employer, always include a cover letter. A cover letter is an introduction to the application you are submitting. Each cover letter is geared toward the specific position that you are applying for. In each letter you will introduce yourself, describe your educational and work experiences and how they relate to the position you are applying for.

Cover letters allow you to include information your resume cannot portray (career changes, gaps in employment history, etc.), functioning as the “job objective” on your resume, and gives the employer a snapshot of your personality.

Cover letters should accompany every resume that is sent for a position or possible positions. Even when a cover letter is not specifically asked for, send one. In fact, few employers will seriously consider a resume that is not accompanied by a cover letter; therefore, an effective cover letter must be incorporated into your job search strategy to increase your chances of being invited for an interview.