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Resumes & Cover Letters

A resume is a concise, written snapshot of your accomplishments and experience to date, designed to give an employer a quick view of your background and to create a favorable impression. The cover letter is an individually addressed letter that explains why an employer should pay attention to you and why a particular job or organization is appropriate for you. A cover letter accompanies a resume and, therefore, should highlight your strengths (as appropriate for the position), not repeat your resume. This letter should be interesting — give specific examples to back up the strengths you wish to highlight and be clear about the aspects of the position (and/or organization) that interest you.

To see example resumes and find templates, see our Resume and Cover Letter Guides in the Featured Resources section below.

Featured Articles

Handshake Profile 101

No luck getting a job on Handshake? Your Handshake Profile may be the reason why!

View this presentation for tips and tricks to make your Handshake Profile shine.

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Resume Keywords: What They Are and How to Use Them

There’s tons of advice about creating a resume that gets results. And one of the common topics is resume keywords. Most advice says using keywords on your resume is crucial. And it is. The right resume keywords can and do …

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Should I Put My Pronouns on My Resume? Ask the “Queer Career Coach”

While we now use online job boards and Zoom meetings in place of classified ads and formal handshakes, one thing remains the same: A good resume can speak volumes about you, before you even open your mouth. Your resume is …

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What Is a CV (Curriculum Vitae)?

As you’re searching for a job, you may notice that some postings ask you to submit your resume and others ask you for a CV. While you likely already know what a resume is, you might be wondering about a …

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Cover Letter Guide

View and download the Gordon Career Center’s Cover Letter Guide for tips on formatting, writing, and content and to see cover letter examples.

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Featured Resources

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