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Résumés and Letters

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Employers often review résumés and cover letters in less than one minute. You may have the best personality in the world or possess exemplary professional skills but if you are not able to sell yourself on paper you will never get the opportunity to show an employer why they should hire you.

Your résumé:

  • is a marketing tool used to briefly highlight your educational background, experience, and skills.
  • must be well written, concise and organized to be effective.

There are several types of résumés: Chronological, Functional, or Combination. There is no one correct way to write a résumé. It depends on your unique education, experiences, and skills.

Career and Professional Development office has developed a Resume & Letters Guide to provide information to assist you in creating a résumé.

Handshake contains helpful résumé resources to help you get started.

Once completed creating documents, visit the Office of Career and Professional Development Walk-in Hours Monday – Friday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. to have your documents critiqued.

Be sure to upload it into Handshake to be referred to employers.

Last updated: 6/1/2020