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Enhance Resumes and Cover Letters

It's your first impression. Make it a good one.

Resumes

A resume is a summary of your professional and educational experiences. As a concise, easy-to-read, compelling document that outlines your qualifications for a position, recruiters use resumes to determine if they would like a candidate to move forward with an interview.

Recruiters spend an average of eight seconds looking at a resume. This means they only glean a small amount of information from a resume before making a decision to hold onto it or not. One spelling, grammar, or formatting error can lead to a recruiter disregarding your resume. Always double-check your resume and have someone else read it before submitting an application – the Career & Student Success Center is here to help.

To help get you started, download detailed guidelines and templates.

Cover Letters

A cover letter is an opportunity to describe your interest in and qualifications for a position. Cover letters also reveal a bit more about your personality and writing skills to recruiters. The goal of a cover letter is to sell the employer on how your skills and experiences make you the best candidate for the job. Again, spelling, grammar, or formatting error can lead to a recruiter disregarding your cover letter. Always double-check your cover letter and have someone else it read it before submitting an application. 

To help get you started, download detailed guidelines and templates.

Need help perfecting your resume or cover letter?

Schedule an appointment or stop by our office, Copeland 214, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for drop-in hours.