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Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Did you know that the average employer spends only 30 seconds scanning each resume? A strong resume and cover letter are key to getting an interview. The Career Center has many resources and services to help you write an effective resume and cover letter. Use the resources below to get started then stop by the Career Center during resume drop-in hours to meet with a Career Ambassador for individual assistance or to get your resume critiqued.

Learn how to write an effective resume

a. Download our Resume 101 guide
b. Learn how to write your resume using STARS
c. Get started with our Resume Worksheet
d. Use ACTIVE VERBS to highlight your experience

Review our new resume samples


International Programs
Sample Resume/CV

a. General Resume Sample

b. First Year Resume Sample 

c. Sports Medicine Resume Sample
d. Broadcasting Resume Sample
e. Social Science Resume Sample

a. Resume/CV Writing Tips - Please Review
b. Sample #1
c. Sample #2

Cover Letter Writing

a. Download our Cover Letter 101 guide
b. Cover Letter Template

Cover Letter Samples

a. Cover Letter Sample
b. Alumni Cover Letter Sample
c. Cold Cover Letter Sample (to inquire about future job  openings)


a. References 101
b. Reference page Sample

Have your resume or cover letter reviewed by a Career Ambassador

Resume Walk-in Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am-5pm or Email your resume to

Attend our Workshops

View Upcoming Career Center Workshops

Seaver College Career Center, Tyler Campus Center, Suite 210
Phone (310) 506-4184 • FAX (310) 506-4428