CREATING A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TUTORIAL
The LRC is pleased to support teachers and students at every level in their learning and personal development. We believe that each person has unique abilities, talents and backgrounds. To be successful in career planning and job search, it is important to present yourself well. An effective resume and dynamic cover letter is an excellent device to market your potential. Please follow the directions to creating a resume and cover letter. There are two directions that you can follow:
On both of these pages you can click to a Samples link. Use one of these samples as a template since it is already formatted for you.
Please note: Go into the sample and type in your own information in the appropriate sections. It is best to type your information in the specific area first and then delete the original text after. If you delete the original text first, you may lose some of the formatting and margins.
are numerous pages at the Career Services Web site. If you want
to get a big picture of what type of information is there, click
on Site Map at the top of the Career Services
2. Instead of the Career Services web pages, you can also go into Microsoft Office Word program if you have this on your home computer.
To create a resume in Microsoft Word program:
In other words, you can choose a style, type or font style, address, standard headings, optional headings, and add and sort headings. When you finish choosing all your design features, click Finish and now you are ready to start creating your resume.
If you don’t want to start from scratch and use the Resume
Wizard then, click on a resume style—there are three choices
and start entering your personal information. Resume styles include:
Contemporary, Elegant and Professional. Remember to delete the original
text after you have typed all your pertinent information.