Create a Resume

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Creating Your Resume

Creating a resume is an important step in looking for a job. A resume is used to communicate your employment background, education, and skill set to a future company or employer. A cover letter, although not necessary for every job application, allows you to express why you are qualified for the job.

Below you will find examples, templates, and information to help you prepare for the job you want.

Your Cover Letter

What to Include

  • Contact information
  • Reason for writing
  • Why you’re interested in the position
  • Qualifications for the position
  • Interest in meeting employer
  • Availability to meet

General Guidelines

  • Express interest and excitement
  • Include something unique about yourself as it relates to the job
  • Include a thank you for your consideration
  • Have multiple people proofread


Your Resume

What to Include

  • Contact information
  • Summary of your work experience
  • Skills related to the job for which you are applying
  • Employment history
  • Education history
  • Certifications, if applicable

General Guidelines

  • Keep it short and simple: 1-2 pages
  • Use action words to demonstrate skills
  • Identify your accomplishments
  • Have multiple people proofread

Resume Guide