Résumés and Cover Letters

Résumés and cover letters are key tools for a job search. It’s essential that you perfect your business documents to be successful.

Writing A Résumé

A résumé summarizes your education, experience, and skills related to your career goals and objectives. It is important that your résumé highlights your accomplishments, identifies your strengths, and is tailored to the position and/or industry you are pursuing. A curriculum vita, though with unlimited page space, does all of the things a resume does but with some added sections like publications, grants, research, conferences, and other more academic-oriented area.

Here are some helpful guides, samples, and tips on writing, organizing, and formatting your résumé or curriculum vita:

Sample Résumés

Types of Résumés

Guides to Résumés and Vitas

Writing Your Résumé

Sample Curriculum Vitas

Cover Letter

A cover letter tells the employer what type of position you are seeking and explains your objective. Cover letters entice the employer to learn more about you by reading your résumé and can impress the employer by showcasing your knowledge about the company and its goals. Cover letters are also a great tool to show the employer your communication skills.

Additional Business Communication

Writing to employers is extremely important in how the employer views you as a potential candidate. All employers value those who can communication clearly in written form, so make sure you carefully craft emails, LinkedIn messages, and thank you notes before sending.