Writing Resumes & Cover Letters

Resume & Cover Letter Writing


Resumes

Your resume is a summary of your abilities, education, and experience(s). It highlights what you have accomplished and sets you apart from other candidates who are applying to the same role.  Your resume is a living document which changes over time.  There are multiple ways to construct a resume, but make sure you design your resume that provides the employer critical information about all your accomplishments.  Always be honest and proofread before sending out to employers.

Cover Letter

Your cover letter is an introduction about you and markets you as well.  A cover letter provides your potential employer the reason why you are seeking the role at their company.  It also provides an effective summary of skills, experiences, and true interest for the organization.  The cover letter illustrates how perfectly you match what they are seeking in an individual. Lastly, the cover letter provides the employer with your written communication skills.  Take time to create your letter and proofread before sending to an employer.

Remember!

Your Resume and Cover Letter are marketing tools! Put your best foot forward by using the tools linked here!


THE KEY ATTRIBUTES EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR ON GRADUATES’ RESUMES

Students hoping to catch the eye of potential employers through their resume should forego relying only on their strong GPA and instead highlight the attributes and skills they developed in their classwork and through their various experiential assignments, according to 

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Career Fair Resume Prep Week!

Join the Career Center in preparation for the all major Spring Career Fair Monday through Thursday on February 26th to February 29th!

Students will be able to attend industry professional hosted resume drop-in hours and career counselor hosted mini workshops!

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Career Center Recommended Tips for Career Fairs!

Check out these tips to help prepare for the upcoming career fairs! 

Career Fairs are right around the corner! We highly recommend checking out these tips to help you prep! Be sure to register in advance and check out more …

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Set Your Career Preferences Today!

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What are automated alert emails? 

Automated alert emails bring curated career content directly to your inbox. You can set preferences for the content you would like to receive …

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What should I include in my federal resume?

Whether you’re a current federal employee or new to the federal government, your resume is the primary way for you to communicate your education, skills and experience

Check out this help center article on writing a federal resume from USAJobs

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