Resumes and Cover Letters
If you have questions about how to start writing a resume, or would like a professional review of a resume you have written, Career Services can help! Our staff can teach you how to create a resume and cover letter that will effectively communicate your skills and qualifications to prospective employers.
Haven't started your resume? Use the Red Book, Job Choices online, and some of our other online resume resources to get started. Be sure to upload your resume on the College Central Network (Cal U's job and resume posting site)!
- Resume Starter Checklist [pdf]
- 10 Steps to a Great Resume [pdf]
- Resume Checklist
- Resume Tip Sheet [pdf]
- Skills Employers Seek
- Top 10 Resume Writing Tips [pdf]
- Sample CV
- Cover Letter Guide [pdf]
- Cover Letter Tips [pdf]
Schedule an appointment with your career adviser by calling Career Services at 724-938-4413 to get one-on-one help.
Need a quick review of your resume? Stop by Career Services in Eberly 230 during our walk-in hours:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays
When preparing your résumé, it is important to remember that the purpose of a résumé is to get you an interview. In the 30 seconds your résumé will be reviewed by a potential employer, you must convince the reader that you possess the skills and qualifications that match the position for which he/she is hiring. When writing your resume, tailor your resume to focus on the skills, qualifications and accomplishments you have acquired that best match the specific job for which you are applying.
Online resume and cover letter resources:
Finished your resume? Upload it on Cal U's online resume/job posting site today!
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