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Resumes and Cover Letters

Your resume serves as the very first impression with a potential employer, but the resume’s objective is evolving.  It is less like a professional profile and more like a professional marketing tool designed to sell your experience and expertise.  With that in mind, a resume should still outline your education, experience, skills, and accomplishments for a prospective employer.  This outline should detail the similarities between yourself and the candidate they are seeking.

The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) has created two resources to help you get started. Review this infographic and our advice on the Writing a Resume and Cover Letter page to create a resume and cover letter that best communicate your strengths to a potential employer.

At any time during the writing process, whether you have a full draft or half a page, the CCPD will review it for you free of charge.  Email your draft to CareerHelp@wku.edu, and we’ll respond within 48 business hours; come to our office at DSU Room 2001 for a 10-minute session with our Walk-In service; or call to schedule an appointment with a Career Coach.




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 Last Modified 12/5/18