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.
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.
Cover Letter Sample