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Writing a Resume and Cover Letter

In today’s competitive job market, your cover letter and resume are often times the first impression employers will get of your work and fit for a position. Reviewers spend an average of 30 seconds reviewing resumes. Make sure yours counts!

Your cover letter is likely the first time your written communications skills will be seen. Be sure to clearly articulate your reasons for applying for that specific job or internship, and the qualifications that make you a match for the position.

The resume also needs to be tailored to each position you are apply to. The goal is to create a resume that will:

  • Summarize and highlight your experience and background relevant to the position in you are interested

  • Market your applicable competencies and accomplishments

  • Motivate an employer to interview you

Detailed Resources: Resumes and Curriculum Vitaes (CVs)

Resume Writing Guide
Explanation Template of Resume
Breaking Down Your Professional Experience
Skills Vocabulary Resource Sheet
Resume and Cover Letter Checklist
Writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Examples: Resumes and Curriculum Vitaes (CVs)

Undergrad Resume Sample 1
Undergrad Resume Sample 2
Alumni Resume Sample 1
Alumni Resume Sample 2
Alumni Resume Sample 3
Alumni Resume Sample 4
Alumni Resume Sample 5
Alumni CV Sample 1
Alumni CV Sample 2

Cover Letters and References:

Cover Letter Template
Reference Samples

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