Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and cover letters are key elements in executing an effective opportunity search. Whether you are looking for a part-time job, internship, volunteer experience, graduate school acceptance, or full-time work, you will most likely need to create and maintain strong professional documents in order to apply. Resumes are professional documents that introduce an employer to your skills, experiences, and professional history.  Cover letters, on the other hand, are professional letters that provide an introduction to employers regarding your interest in a position (or in being considered for potential positions) and your perceived fit with a job and organization. The Career Center has both online tools and in-person assistance that can help you to develop your professional documents.

Resume/Cover Letter Resources Available at The Career Center

Career Advising
Swing by The Career Center during drop-in advising for help creating a new resume/cover letter or to have a current document-in-progress critiqued.

Career Library
The Career Center Library has print resources on resume and cover letter writing, as well as collections of sample professional documents. These are available for you to review in the library from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Online Resume/Cover Letter Resources

Writing a Resume Guide
See resume samples and learn the basics of resume writing, formatting, and content development.

Writing Effective Letters Guide
Get tips and see samples of effective professional letters.

SeminoleLink Resume Builder
SeminoleLink, FSU’s job and internship database, contains a Resume Builder application, which is useful if you are creating a resume for the first time. All you have to do is log in using your FSU ID and password, click the “Resources” tab at the top of the page, and select “Resume Builder.” For access to opportunities posted on SeminoleLink, make sure you activate your account to Plus! services.

What Employers Say About Resumes
Go to the Source! View employer feedback on what they want to see on your resume. 

Resume Rubric
Use this rubric to evaluate your resume and find areas for enhancement.