Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Your resume and cover letter are your primary methods for introducing yourself to a potential employer and getting an interview. As resumes are used as a screening tool by employers, you must communicate directly and succinctly how your education, skills, and experiences make you a strong candidate for the position you are seeking. 

The Career Center offers an array of 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

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

Review our resume samples


International Programs
Sample Resume/CV

General Resume Sample

First Year Resume Sample

Sports Medicine Resume Sample
Broadcasting Resume Sample
Social Science Resume Sample

Cover Letter Writing

Download our Cover Letter 101 guide
Cover Letter Template

Cover Letter Samples

Cover Letter Sample
Alumni Cover Letter Sample
Cold Cover Letter Sample (to inquire about future job  openings)


References 101
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


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