Design - Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters

Design

Your Path

Use resources to design your desired path to career satisfaction. (Professional documents, Social Media, Experiential Learning, Graduate and Professional School, etc.)

Clear written communication is vital when producing your professional documents. Good writing skills positively affect careers, and it is important that your documents reflect your competencies and accomplishments. Below are examples of professional documents commonly used during the job search process:

Résumé

Résumés are used  to summarize your education and experience related to a specific career objective in the private or public sector.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A CV is used when applying for teaching and administrative positions in academia or for a research position, fellowship, or grant.

Cover Letters

Although not always required, cover letters are used to show genuine interest in a position, demonstrate written communication skills, and allow for explanation of fit that may not be shown on your résumé or CV.

Thank You Letters

Thank you letters are used to thank the employer for the opportunity to interview, and to reiterate your interest in the company/position.

 

 

Students can have their documents critiqued through the Career Center.