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Develop Resumes & Letters


Resumes are:

  • Commonly required for industry positions
  • Focused on your strongest, most relevant qualifications and experiences
  • Tailored to a specific position
  • 1 page (2 pages if you have extensive relevant experience)

Resume Sample Outline

Resume Worksheet

List of Power Verbs


Resume Samples:

Federal Resumes

A curriculum vitae (CV) is:

  • Often required for higher education and research positions
  • A comprehensive biographical statement focusing on professional qualifications and activities
  • Longer, as they have no page limit

CV Sample 

Your cover letter introduces you and your resume, explains your purpose for writing, highlights a few of your experiences and/or skills, and requests an interview.

Cover Letter Format

Cover Letter Worksheet

Cover Letter Samples:

Following an interview, it is highly recommended you send a thank you letter to restate your interest in the position and the organization.

Thank You Letter Sample

Thank You Email Sample  

Employers usually ask for your reference list (professors, supervisors, managers, advisors, etc. who can vouch for your skills and qualifications) before they make a hiring decision.

Reference List Sample