Writing Resumes & Cover Letters

Resume & Cover Letter Writing


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.


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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 

By Alexis Lopez
Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist
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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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Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist
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Should I Put My Pronouns on My Resume? Ask the “Queer Career Coach”

While we now use online job boards and Zoom meetings in place of classified ads and formal handshakes, one thing remains the same: A good resume can speak volumes about you, before you even open your mouth. Your resume is …

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Career Competencies Help Students Develop Skills

There are multiple benefits to having a well-defined career readiness program that spans an entire college or university or is at least available to all students, says David Gaston, Ed.D., assistant vice provost for academic success at the University of Kansas – …

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Alexis Lopez Career Services Specialist
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The CPP Career Center is Here to Help!

Our university provides you a team of dedicated professionals who will coach you about future endeavors. Some ways are through self-assessment, career fairs, events, workshops, but most importantly, staff are eager to help you find your career direction whether through …

By Cherrie Peters
Cherrie Peters Lead Career Coach
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