• Resume and Cover Letter Resources

    Resume and Reference List

    A resume is the first piece of information about you a potential employer will see. It’s crucial that it is prepared well. Meeting with a career counselor to review your resume is a great way to get specific feedback and tailor the document to the position you want.

    In addition to a resume, employers will typically ask you to submit a list of references when you apply to a position. The list should be comprised of people who know you well and can speak to your skills and abilities. Be sure to choose them wisely. 

    Resources: Handouts Videos
     Resumes (PDF handout)  Resume Writing (5:24)  
    Curriculum Vitae (PDF handout)  Common Resume Questions (4:19)
    Creating Your Professional Profile (PDF handout)  Common Resume Sections (4:29)
    Reference List (PDF handout)  Resume Red Flags (3:03)
    Job Scan - Optimize your resume keywords  

    You may choose one of the resume templates below to download and begin working from, either in Word or Google Docs. Please tailor the documents to fit your needs. Follow application instructions for electronic submission. PDF or Word format are recommended to keep a consistent look/format.

    You should always submit a cover letter when applying to a position. This serves as a way for you to describe the skills and experiences you have that an employer is looking for. A cover letter is your chance to describe the ways in which you are a great fit for the position.

    After an interview, always follow up with a thank you note to the interviewers. It shows that you are polite and appreciate the interviewers’ time and consideration.