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

Curriculum Vitae template:  For those seeking post-secondary academic careers and applying for graduate school.  Director’s tip – check out this website for an expert’s opinion!

Cover letters/Letters of Interest

Cover Letter Guide

Cover Letter Sample