Resume and Cover Letter Writing

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

Example Resumes

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.)

 

 Accounting/Bookkeeping  EEAS  Management -- entry level
 Administrative Assistant  EKG  Medical Admin. Asst.
 Automotive Technology  Game Design  Meeting Planner
 CADD  Health Information Technician  Nurse Extern
 Cashier -- entry level  High school student  Radiology Technician
 Cashier -- experienced  Horticulture  Retail -- part time
 Construction Management   Hospitality Management  Teacher Assistant
 Construction -- entry level

 Library Technician

 Teacher -- entry level
 Culinary Arts  Limited experience  Vet Tech

 

 LPN Resume Sample.pdf (Nursing 160)

Cover Letter

Workshops (PPT)

View our online resume and cover letter writing workshops.

Email critique 

If you have a resume and/or cover letter that you would like a critiqued, please email it to careers@jjc.edu as an attachment in a word document that has been saved as a rich text document, with "Resume Critique" as the subject line.