Resumes and cover letters are essential marketing tools when applying for:
- On-campus and seasonal employment
- Volunteer work
- Job shadowing experiences
Employers receive dozens, perhaps hundreds of résumés each week. Only 2 out of every 100 résumés will result in a job interview. Why? Few employers read all the résumés they receive. They give each résumé a quick, ten-second glance. The résumés that employers read are one page long. They are easy to scan. They are inviting to look at. They show that the applicant is qualified and can deliver results! Can your résumé pass the 30 second scan?
Learn the Basics (....before you write)
Whether you are preparing a résumé and/or cover letter for a professional position, internship, or class assignment, it is important to understand the basics of a professional résumé and cover letter.
Use this résumé writing worksheet form to brainstorm ideas for your résumé and then place the information in your preferred résumé format.
The Job Exploration Guide
Download this free Career Center publication, Job Exploration Guide, which helps you develop your marketing and professional communications package: résumé, cover letter, reference page, and email correspondence. This "how-to" guide includes many sample résumé.
Visit RACC's Resume Target, which provides hundreds of sample résumés and resources on résumé writing and job searching.
Thanks to our partnership with Resume Target, a complimentary career resource is provided to enable students and alumni to use premium résumé templates and tools for job readiness and career transition.