A resume is an advertisement of who you are in terms of your competencies, accomplishments, and future capabilities. It is your chief marketing tool or calling card for opening the doors of prospective employers.
Your goal is to create a resume that will summarize and highlight your experience and background relevant to the position, market your relevant competencies and accomplishments, and motivate the employer to interview you. When writing a resume, always remember that you are advertising yourself for an interview, and not for a job. Job offers only come after interviews.
A cover letter is another piece of the marketing tool. It serves to introduce you and your resume. Any time you send your resume either electronically or in paper form, it should be accompanied by a cover letter.
The following samples are only guidelines to assist you in creating a resume and cover letter that will reflect your unique skills and experiences.
Creating a Resume
Click on the job titles below for a sample resume that targets your major or the job you're applying to. (Still under construction. Our apologies if the one you want is not yet available. It will be soon.)
LPN Resume Sample.pdf (Nursing 160)
View our online resume and cover letter writing workshops.
If you have a resume and/or cover letter that you would like a critiqued, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in a word document that has been saved as a rich text document, with "Resume Critique" as the subject line.