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How to Write a Resume & Cover Letter

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A resume with cover letter is the first opportunity to make a good impression on prospective employers. Learn how to relate your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting, pique the interest of the employer, and answer the question that ultimately matters: will this candidate add value to our organization?

Developing a Resume

 STEP 1: Conduct a Self-Assessment

STEP 2: Choose a Style

STEP 3: Organize

Now that you’ve conducted a self-assessment and selected a resume style, you can begin to organize your findings. Start with your contact information at the top of the paper and end with extracurricular activities or other information at the bottom.

Developing a Cover Letter

The cover letter gives you an opportunity to discuss topics which you feel will be of particular interest to the prospective employer. Use 8 1/2″ x 11″ laser bond paper, preferably in white, with 1 inch margins all around the edges. The font size should range from 11 to 12 point in such type as Arial, Courier, Helvetica, and Times. Whenever possible, address your letter to a specific person.




SOURCE:  http://careers.csulb.edu/job_search/resume/resume.htm