Résumés & Cover Letters

Follow these important steps to prepare for your job or internship search!


Steps to Beginning Your Job  or Internship Search

1. RESUME: Whether you have a résumé in progress or are just starting out, follow these steps create an effective résumé.

Need to create your résumé?

Already have a résumé?

1. Log into the Career Management- Undergraduate Blackboard site.

2. Develop your résumé.

3. Have your résumé critiqued. Options include:

  • Assess your own résumé using the Resume Checklist on Blackboard.
  • Participate in a résumé writing workshop
  • Get résumé feedback from an employer at the Employer Résumé Clinic
  • Get your résumé reviewed by Career Consultant in person or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
1. Have your résumé critiqued. Options include:
  • Assess your own résumé using the Resume Checklist on Blackboard.
  • Participate in a résumé writing workshop.
  • Get résumé feedback from an employer at the Employer Résumé Clinic
  • Get your résumé reviewed by Career Consultant in person or  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Résumé Samples for School of Business Majors
These samples serve as a guide for you to develop your own, unique résumé. Your résumé should be an individual representation of your knowledge, skills, and accomplishments. You are encouraged to look at the samples to find a model that is best suited for you. If you still have questions or want assistance in choosing the correct type of resume please meet with a Career Consultant or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Chronological Resume: This resume is most commonly used to highlight your work experience in order of most recent to past.

Functional Resume: This resume focuses first on your skills and experiences that relate to your industry instead of the order they are placed.

Hybrid Resume: This resume focuses on your skills and abilities.  This type of resume is most commonly used when you do not have a lot of direct experience in your industry.

2. COVER LETTERS: A cover letter gives you the opportunity to communicate to a potential employer why your skills and experience would make you the ideal candidate for a position! Use our Career Management- Undergraduate Blackboard site to assist in creating your cover letter.

Have your cover letter reviewed by a Career Consultant
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