Resumes, CVs and Cover Letters


A resume is a one-two page document which allows you to introduce yourself and your accomplishments to potential employers, graduate schools, scholarship committees and other individual along your academics and career path. Use this handy outline to get started and see an example here.


A curriculum vitae (CV) is similar to a resume but with more. It is usually for those entering an academic area who will either be focusing on teaching or on research. You can have your CV reviewed at Career Services, just like your resume.

Cover Letters

A cover letter is a one page document that allows you to express your interest in a specific job. Cover letters should be descriptive and focus on what you can bring to the opportunity you are applying for. Use this outline to get start your cover letter and see a sample here.

More resources and samples are available on the Career Services Sakai Site. Career Services is happy to review and provide feedback on all application materials.