While a great resume and cover letter alone probably won’t get you a job (if you’re not networking with the companies you want to work for and getting referred for positions), they are often still a very important part of the process.
Writing effective resumes and cover letters takes more than just putting your experiences on paper – it involves marketing yourself and carefully targeting your skills and experiences to each position you apply for. In this section, you’ll be able to learn everything you need to know to craft effective application materials.
Option 1: Take an online, interactive workshop at any time. Virtual workshops on both Resumes and Cover Letters are available to help you learn how to craft application documents that effectively market your qualifications for the positions you’re applying for.
Option 2: Get the Resume or Cover Letter Handout. Want a quick overview or to look at samples? Get our Resume Handout for an overview of the basics and how to target your resume, and sample combination and functional resumes, or get the Cover Letter Handout for a walk-through of the format and content of a cover letter, as well as tips and samples.
Option 3: Watch a short video introduction to targeting your resume. Don’t have time for the virtual workshop yet? If you have 1 minute, you have time to learn more about what it means to target your resume and why it matters.
Option 4: Make an appointment. Want personalized assistance? Make an appointment with the Career Center. Phone and video appointments available.
Option 5: Email the Career Center. Just have a simple question you can’t find the answer to, or want a resume or cover letter reviewed via email? Use this form and attach your documents.