|Getting a Job
Resumes & Cover Letters
A resume is a document that outlines your past work experience and training so that a potential employer can quickly view your skills and experiences. It is a summary or highlight of your strengths to show that you are a good candidate for the job. A resume generally contains the following components:
The following components may also be included in your resume, but they are optional depending on your background:
There are two main types of resumes: Chronological and Functional.
If you took time off or have been unemployed frequently, it looks less noticeable on a functional resume. Otherwise, you should use a chronological resume, as it is the easiest format to organize.
Here are two templates for you to create your own resume: