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Career Development: Resumes, Cover Letters & References

This guide provides an overview of the many services provided by the Career Development Office at Mount Aloysius College. Choose a tab to view material on a particular topic.

Let Us Assist You in Discovering Your Dream Career

Resume/Cover Letter/References Booklet

Helpful Articles

Federal Resumes

If you are applying for a federal job, then there are different standards for the application and résumé writing process.  Please click on the link below for further information regarding what to include in your federal résumé.

Business Insider - Resume Quick Fixes

If you have a few minutes before applying for a job, try these easy resume fixes that could make all the difference!

Business Insider - Resume Fonts

Font matters.  While Times New Roman may be easy to read, it may also be seen as boring.  This article  identifies some great fonts to use if you want to be unique, but professional.

Items NOT to put on a resume - Glass Door and Business Insider

There are some items that should be left off your resume.  These articles explain where you need to use caution.

Business Insider - Excellent Resume Example

So many great things happening in this resume for a working professional.  Check it out:

NPR Article:  Writing a Cover Letter

Time - What to Include in a Cover Letter

Soft Skills List

Electronic Books in ProQuest Ebook Central

Resume Writing Powerpoint - Resume Workshops

Resume Content for Specific Majors

Resume structure, style, formatting, and font is completely up to the individual and we encourage you to make it your own without using photos, graphics or a distracting set-up. The documents above are examples of the types of information you could possibly use for your field, but more importantly, your résumé needs to market and represent you!

Check out the Resume-Writing Booklet for tips on font styles, section headers, and overall set-up.