Resume

Sample Resume

Common Resume Mistakes

  • Spelling and grammar errors
  • Not organized or hard to follow
  • Missing Objective section
  • Too long

Resume should be

  • Specific rather than general
  • Written to express and not impress (Do not lie in your resume!)
  • Consistent in format and content
  • Easy to read (use line or bold for emphasis)

 

Cover Letter

Sample Cover Letter

Common Cover Letter Mistakes

  • Spelling and grammar errors
  • Not organized or hard to follow
  • Inaccurate information about the organization
  • Misrepresent your experience or skills (Do not lie!)

Cover letter should be

  • Addressed to a specific person if you can.
  • Kept concise, no more than one page.
  • Consistent and coherent (Tips: give examples that support your skills and qualifications)
  • Proofread! (Have your career advisor proofread your letter)