Create a Resume / Cover Letter

Review how to create and edit your resume, cover letter, and other important documents.

What is a resume?
For current students and recent graduates, a resume is typically a one-page document that highlights your educational background, experiences, accomplishments, skills, and interests. Hiring managers or recruiters usually collect resumes through an organization’s career website, a job search engine, a professional social media page or in-person. Resumes are usually the first impression a potential employer has of you and are often a very important step in the application process. 

Cover Letter
A cover letter is a formal business letter that serves as an introduction to your résumé and as a tool to market yourself to employers, and is typically submitted with a resume.  It is a persuasive piece of writing that aims to show the employer why you are a good fit for the role. Cover letters can include three to four short paragraphs and can highlight your skills, experience, and achievements. They can also allow you to go into more detail about their professional career and explain why they are interested in the job and company.