Resumes and Cover Letters

Well-written resumes and cover letters are central to a successful job search.  The cover letter is a formal letter that accompanies the resume you send to prospective employers (unless directed otherwise by the employer). It serves as an introduction, telling the employer who you are and why you are submitting a resume.  Your resume then communicates your qualifications by summarizing your experiences, education and skills.  Your resume can be used to apply for advertised jobs, send to employers you discover through research and networking, submit for on-campus recruiting opportunities, or distribute to employers at job fairs.  Since employers spend an average of 6-10 seconds reviewing a resume, first impressions count!

To get started on crafting a winning resume, check out the Resume and cover letter guide.This guide will walk you through the key componenets to drafting a strong resume. 

Career Mentors

Not sure if your resume is up to par or need a second set of eyes?

Then stop into the Department of Career Development to have your resume looked at by our Career Mentor's during our drop in hours, or make an appointment by calling the office at (585)245-5721.

Sample Resumes and Cover Letters

Below you will find a few sample resumes that you can use as you start to craft your own. Each resume is slightly different in its style and layout so we encourage you to check each sample out to see what would work best for your resume. A solid resume is important to landing you an interview, so make sure your resume is tailored to the job you are applying to.


Accounting Resume Template

Business Resume Template

Education Resume Template (B.A.)

Education Resume Template (B.S.)

Education Resume Template (BSED)

Federal Resume Template

Human Resource Resume Template

Law Resume Template

Marketing Resume Template

Non-Profit/PR Resume Template

Psychology/Counseling Resume Tempate

Publishing Resume Template

Science/Reseach Resume Template

Cover Letter Templates & Sample

Cover Letter Template

Cover Letter Sample - Museum - Liberal Arts

Cover Letter Sample - Finance