Résumés & Cover Letter Resources

Résumés

A well-constructed résumé documents your skills and experience, and helps convince an employer about qualifications for the job or internship. Take a look at some samples we've gathered for you.

Résumés by Major

 

Chronological Résumé

This style is the most effective for the majority of new college graduates. It's used for an individual who's staying in the same field, has training, and/or experience consistent with the career objective, has relevant job titles, or is applying for a job in a highly traditional field.

Chronological Résumé Example

Functional / Skills Résumé

This style emphasizes skill areas. It's most helpful for people who are changing careers, re-entering the job market, applying for positions for which their training and/or experience does not directly qualify them, or whose background does not emphasize their abilities for the job. The skill categories should be rank ordered to support the career objective.

Functional / Skills Résumé Example
 

Cover Letters

Every résumé you send will need an accompanying cover letter, which can be used to inquire about possible job openings in your field or to apply for known vacancies. The main function of a cover letter is to entice the employer's interest in you so that they will read your résumé.

Cover Letter Example
 

Thank You Note

Thank You Note Example