Application documents are key elements in executing an effective opportunity search. Whether you are looking for a part-time job, internship, volunteer experience, graduate school acceptance, or full-time work, you will most likely need to create and maintain strong professional documents in order to apply. The Career Center has both online tools and in-person assistance that can help you to develop your professional documents.
Resumes & CVs
Resumes and CVs are professional documents that introduce an employer to your skills, experiences, and professional/academic history.
- Writing a Resume Guide
See resume samples and learn the basics of resume writing, formatting, and content development.
- What Employers Say About Resumes
Go to the Source! View employer feedback on what they want to see on your resume.
- Resume Ready Checklist
Use this checklist to evaluate your resume and find areas for enhancement.
- Writing a Curriculum Vitae
Learn the basics of CV development including formatting and content suggestions
- Transferable Skills Checklist
Use this checklist to identify skills to include on your resume and CVs.
Cover letters, on the other hand, are professional letters that provide an introduction to employers regarding your interest in a position (or in being considered for potential positions) and your perceived fit with a job and organization.
- Writing Effective Letters Guide
Get tips and see samples of effective professional letters.
Application statements demonstrate your unique qualifications and illustrates your writing ability, creativity, and career goals. Admissions and Hiring committee members look for interesting, insightful, and specifically individualized statements that provide concrete evidence of your competence and motivation.