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Resumés & Cover Letters

You've probably read or heard a lot of conflicting and confusing information about career documents. That's because there are many different ways to format and write them effectively. Since we're honest people, we aren't going to tell you One True Way of resume writing because there is no such thing. We repeat: there is no such thing.

There are, however, some basic rules of design and language that you can rely on when making your career documents, and those basics are applicable to all well-designed resumes. Therefore, we aim to:

  • Help you avoid common mistakes.
  • Give you some guidelines to work with.
  • Provide you with a simple document format that you can adapt for your own use.

When in doubt, ask us! It's as easy as sending us an email. Have a resumé that you'd like us to review? Make an appointment with a career advisor.

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Resumés & Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A resumé is an advertisement of your skills, education, and experience tailored for a specific role and organization.

Cover Letters

A cover letter is meant to emphasize how you are the best candidate for the position and show your enthusiasm for the role and organization. A cover letter can set you apart from other applicants, so it's best to include one with every resumé and CV.


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