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Resume and Cover Letter Overview

In this section of the course, you will receive some basic information about resumes and cover letters. You can use this information to help students who may be learning about these materials for the first time.

What is a Resume?

A resume is a document that summarizes a person’s education, work experience, skills, and other qualifications for potential employers. The purpose of a resume is to showcase a person’s qualifications and make them stand out from other candidates.

Resumes are typically used when applying for jobs and are often reviewed by recruiters or hiring managers as part of the job application process. A resume typically includes the candidate’s contact information, a summary or objective statement, a list of education and work experience, and a section for relevant skills and certifications.

Components of a Resume

Resumes will look different from person to person, and there is no one-size-fits-all format when creating one. However, it’s important to make sure that students are detailing as much of their experiences as they can. Read below to learn more about the important sections that students should consider including in their resume!

Components of a Resume – Continued

It’s important to note that some students may choose to incorporate all of the sections discussed, and others may choose to omit certain ones or modify sections. As you guide students through the resume-writing process, talk with them to see which sections would be most helpful to include.