Resumes, Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letters


A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is a brief summary of one's professional qualifications and accomplishments, written for prospective employers for the purpose of obtaining a job. They often include the applicant's career objectives, motivations, personal qualities, skills, and interests, and hobbies. CVs, commonly used in academic and medical fields, are usually more comprehensive than resumes. For resume and CV tips and examples, click on a link below.

Online Resources for Resumes Online Resources for CVs

How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resume
Rockport Institute

CVs and Cover Letters: How to Advertize Your Value
National Careers Center

Center for Communication Practices
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Writing the Curriculum Vitae
Purdue University OWL

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out
Havard Business Review

Curricula Vitae vs Resumes
The Writing Center, University of North
Caroline Chapel Hill

Curriculum Vitae
MIT Career Services

Guide to Writing A CV
National Institute of Health

Resume and CV Resources
and Tools for Job Seekers

Quintessential Careers

How to Write a Curriculum Vitae
Alison Doyle on

Resumes: The Basics
Bellarmine College Career Center
Microsoft Word has dozens of resume and CV templates that you can access by opening a new document template. If you don't find what you want there, go to Google and search for a free template. Most resumes are set up in invisible table format, so you might also need to search Google for tips on managing tables in your word processor version.