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.
How would you like to get help?
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 video. You can watch a 1-minute introduction to targeting your resume, or our full Career Launch Week session on how to create effective resumes.
Option 4: Make an appointment. Want personalized assistance? Make an appointment with Career Services. Phone and video appointments available.
Option 5: Drop-in for quick help. Need help fast? 15-minute drop-in sessions are available during certain times.
Option 6: Email Career Services. 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.