Resumes and Cover Letters
A resume is a brief summary of your qualifications, education and experiences relevant to the internship or job search objective. The purpose of a resume is to obtain an interview. Employers will spend 30 seconds or less reviewing your resume; therefore, the information must be conveyed in a clear, well-organized style.
Writing a perfect resume is an art and can take time. A resume is a working document and will need to be revised frequently. There are many different formats a resume can take, namely a chronological resume or a functional resume. To view various resume types, click here.
If you need help with writing your resume or need your resume critiqued, you can make an appointment with the Career Center at 301-447-5202. Our Resume Guide will help you get started.
The primary purpose of a cover letter is to give you the opportunity to portray your personality and writing style as well as explain why you are a good fit for the position or organization. Please view our
Cover Letter Guide for suggestions on how to write a meaningful cover letter.