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Yvonne V. Richardson

REPORT: Resume and Cover Letter

This week’s assignment is to create, or update your resume, and develop a cover letter for one of the jobs you found during the Personal Statement exercise.  If you do not feel you have enough IT experience to be offered the job position, then author the resume and cover letter from the perspective of having completed your Cascadia degree or certificate. You may write a T-letter, as described in the following information, or you may write a traditional cover letter. Those of you who are changing careers may want to write a functional resume, instead of a chronological one. The resume should be between two and three pages long; the cover letter should be only one page long.

Resumes

Online Resumes

Cover Letters

T-Letter

Useful Websites

Career Services:
http://www.career.vt.edu/jobsearc/resumes/purpose.htm

Functional Resume Sample:
http://www.lcc.edu/ces/resumes/formats/functional.aspx

Résumé Components:
http://www.wa.gov/esd/guides/resume/write/write_components.htm

Resume Types: Chronological, Functional, Combination, Targeted: 
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resumes/p/resumetypes.htm

Resumes:
http://www.lcc.edu/ces/resumes/

The Career Decision Pyramid:
http://www.bothell.washington.edu/careers/majors-and-careers/pyramid

Top Resume Tips:
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/resumetips/Resume_Tips.htm

Using Action Words:
http://www.wa.gov/esd/guides/resume/write/write_action.htm

Write a Cover Letter:
http://www.wa.gov/esd/guides/resume/letter/letter_write.htm