Resume & Cover Letter Writing


It’s important to make your résumé clean and easily readable, and include results and impact wherever possible. Don’t be afraid to list course projects, volunteer work, and campus or community involvement. Your examples should include action verbs and focus on the skills you have gained, not just what you have done. Give the reader results! For the cover letter, always tailor what you write to the position offered, and keep it relevant to the skills required in the description.


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Resume Guide

A resume is a targeted summation of your education, skills, and experience. A great resume is easy to scan, highlights …

Cover Letter Guide

A cover letter is a formal business letter used to draw connections between an applicant’s past experiences and the position …

Technical Skills

Check out this list of technical competencies and professional skills employers are looking for by major.

Action Verbs

Need help selecting the right action verb for your resume?

Cover Letter Rubric

Use this guide to help you evaluate your cover letter and make improvements.

Cover Letter Worksheet

Use this worksheet to set up the structure of your cover letter and begin brainstorming content.

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