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Résumés and Cover Letters

Résumés and cover letters are important documents for your job search. These documents work together to help you secure an interview.


Your résumé summarizes your professional qualifications and lists experiences and areas in which you have developed skills. An effective résumé is absolutely critical for securing job interviews. Whether you need a second opinion on your current résumé or you just need help getting started, stop by the CDC to have our Career Advising staff help you out.

For quick tips, see Résumé Tips. E-mail your draft or drop-in to see the Career Advising staff to make sure your résumé is concise and compelling to get maximum results in today’s competitive job market.

Cover Letters

Cover letters introduce yourself and explain your interest in an open position, and are sent to employers along with your résumé. They give you an opportunity to offer employers insight to your personality through your writing style and communication skills.

For quick tips, see Cover Letter Tips. E-mail your draft or drop-in to see the Career Advising staff to polish your cover letter.

Get Your Documents Critiqued

We can help! Review our Career Advising options to get your résumé and cover letter critiqued. A second opinion is always helpful. Also, be sure to check out our career workshops on résumé writing and cover letters.

Career Development Center, 2710 Crimson Way, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, 99354-1671
509-372-7600, Fax 509-372-7676, Contact Us