Resumes and Cover Letters


Parts of a Resume



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Activities (optional)

Skills (optional)

References (optional)

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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A CV, which is longer than a typical resume, is often required when applying to graduate or professional programs, employment with international firms or when promoting oneself primarily within academic fields. As appropriate, your CV may include:

  • Professional, vocational or research objective
  • Summary of qualifications
  • Professional licenses or certifications
  • Education: post graduate, graduate and undergraduate degrees
  • Listing of relevant course work
  • Educational or professional awards
  • Research, laboratory experience and related skills
  • Description of thesis or dissertation, papers written
  • Publications
  • Academic or professional presentations
  • Related extracurricular activities
  • Professional and association memberships
  • Community involvement
  • Work experience - paid or volunteer
  • Technical and specialized skills
  • Travel / exposure to cultural experiences as related to goals
  • Foreign language skills
  • References

General Tips

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Parts of a Cover Letter


Opening Paragraph

Middle Section

Closing Paragraph

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Other Types of letters


General Tips for all Letters

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