Presentation by Shannon Johnson, PCC Work Experience Coordinator
Resume and Cover Letter Guides
What is a RESUME?
The purpose of a resume is to provide a summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments. It is a quick advertisement of who you are. It is a "snapshot" of you with the intent of capturing and emphasizing interests and secure you an interview. It is not an autobiography. Since your resume is a primary tool in your job search, it needs to be carefully written and critiqued.
What is a COVER LETTER?
A cover letter is generally a brief document, but important document. The purpose of a cover letter is: to introduce you to the prospective employer, highlight your experience relevant to the job you are applying for and to promote interest in your application and resume.
Remember: your resume and cover letter are a reflection of you and how you approach your work