The following documents and templates provides assistance to students, recent graduates, and alumni in creating basic, relevant and concise resumes and cover letters.
All are very basic formats. Students, graduates, and alumni are welcome to submit their resume drafts to Career Services for help.
Resume and Cover Letter Templates are supported through RESUME TARGET
The following are helpful links for writing resumes and cover letters:
Action Words for Resumes: Handy reference for all Résumé as well as cover letter writing
Quick Tips Sheet: How to optimize your work and college experience within the résumé.
General Resume Instruction Guide: Use for all majors
General Resume Example: An example of a business résumé of a recent graduate using the skill summary opening template
Resume Reverse Chronological template using objective: Template for the common résumé format – currently not in favor with employers
Resume Reverse Chronological template using skills summary: Template opening with skills summary in place of an objective – preferred by employers
Resumd Skills-Functional template using skills summary & objective: Template good for grads without much work history or for career changers. See example too!
Teacher resume formats or resumes for those who plan to teach at the elementary or secondary levels:
Teacher Resume Instruction Guide: Guide specifically for those planning a career in elementary and secondary education
Teacher Resume Example: Example of a new graduate looking for an elementary teacher position.
New Graduate Teacher Resume template: For new graduates with student teacher experience
Post Bacc Teacher Resume template: For the Post Baccalaureate teacher certification holder