Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters
Your resume showcases your goals, strengths, accomplishments; it's a personal document that reflects who you are professionally so, the only person who can write your resume IS YOU.

The Guide to Career Planning can help "de-mystify" the resume-writing and job search processes to make them easier to understand. Guide to Career Planning  (pp., 11-28)

Each resume that you send out should be accompanied by a customized cover letter.  The "Guide to Career Planning" also has cover letter and thank you letter information and samples (pp., 29-38).

Here are some CHSS Resume Samples to give you some ideas on formatting the resume; how to write bullet points using "action verbs."

Reference List
Another element in the "job search" tool box is the Reference List.  This list is not included when you submit a resume.  This list is presented, usually after an interview, if the employer asks, "Do you have references?"

Always be sure to ask permission of the people you want to use as references.  It is also a good idea to provide them with a copy of your resume.

Quintessential Careers is a site that offers samples of cover letters, resume formats, reference list samples and general job hunting and career tools for your reference: http://www.quintcareers.com/job-hunting_free_samples.html