Resumes and Cover Letters

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Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop and Guides

To learn about how to write resumes and cover letters for your job or co-op/internship search, attend the Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop. See Programs/Events for dates/times. This classroom-style presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Essential components of a resume
  • Types of resumes for different levels of experience
  • Tips for making your resume memorable and error-free
  • Samples of each section of a resume
  • An overview of cover letters and other job-search letters
  • An in-depth look at the following guides:

Resume Preparation Guide
A great starting place for those beginning a co-op, internship, or job search. This guide includes common resume formats, traditional and optional components, and customization tips. Also includes a helpful reference sheet for action words, as well as numerous sample resumes.

Cover Letters & Other Job-Search Correspondence Guide
No resume is complete without a cover letter, and a well-written thank-you letter can help you land the job! This guide describes the purpose and use of job-search correspondence and how to write the various types of letters.

Cover Letter Worksheet (Word)  (PDF Version)
This worksheet will walk you through the creation of a personalized cover letter and provides an example.

Resume Assistance

Resume Review

For one-on-one assistance with your resume, please visit our walk-in hours in UC 225.  You can expect 10-15 minutes with one of our professional staff members.  We will not only carefully inspect your document for errors, inconsistencies, etc. but we will also assist you with the overall flow of your language and layout, in an effort to maximize the impact of your experience on your unique resume.  Walk-in hours are designed specifically for quick resume reviews, but it is first come, first served, so you may be asked to wait.  We will ask to review a printed copy of your resume, but we are happy to print it for you, if desired.

Walk-in Hours:

  • Monday and Wednesday, 2:30-4 pm
  • Thursday, 3-4:45 pm
  • Look for special extended walk-in hours immediately before career fairs

If you are unable to attend during walk-in hours, please call 859-572-5680 to schedule an appointment for a resume review.

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