Center for SUCCESS

Resumes, Cover Letters and References

Your resume and cover letter should concisely highlight your career goals, education, field experiences, work experiences, activities, special skills and accomplishments in a manner that will market you effectively for the particular position you are pursuing. For more information about resumes, cover letters, and references, please refer to the Academic and Career Resource Guide.

Resume

A resume is a one to two-page document that highlights a job seekers experiences and qualifications for employers of interest. It is an employer's first impression of you so it is important that the document concisely highlight your career goals, education, field experiences, work experiences, activities, special skills and accomplishments in a manner that will market you effectively. You only get one shot to make a good first impression! Schedule an appointment with the Center for SUCCESS to review your document before sending it to an employer.

Resume Templates

Cover Letter

A cover letter is a one-page document that introduces yourself and your resume to an employer. This document highlights your skills, experience, and education and encourages the reader to read your resume. An original cover letter should be written for each position you apply and highlight your most significant qualities as it relates to the position you are applying.

Cover Letter Template

References

A reference page is a list of professional individuals who can attest to your skills, experiences, and qualifications for a position.

References Template