Building a Resume/ Cover Letter

Your resume and cover letter are your first real contact with a potential employer. A résumé shows off your skills, education, and accomplishments, and a cover letter introduces you to employers.

There are three different types of resumes: chronological, functional, and combination.

Chronological Resume Template and Sample

Functional Resume Template and Sample

Combination Resume Template and Sample

 

There are three different types of cover letters: broadcast, referral, and response.

A broadcast letter is a general letter outlining one’s skills and experience and is not targeted towards a specific position.

A referral letter is a general letter outlining one’s skills and experience targeted towards a specific company that another individual referred someone to.

A response letter is a  letter describing one’s skills and interest in relation to a specific advertised position.

Response Cover Letter Template and Sample

Broadcast Cover Letter Template and Sample

Referral Cover Letter Template and Sample