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Resume and Cover Letter Resources

A resume is a document that represents you and all of your accomplishments and skills. You will want to keep revising and adding to throughout your life as you accomplish new things, not just when you are seeking a job or internship.

A cover letter is meant to introduce a resume and provide any supplemental information about you, as well as show your enthusiasm for a job. While not all job applications require a cover letter, you should always include one if it is requested.

Below are resources to help you write both of these important documents.

Resume SmartShop Presentation

SmartShop Calendar 

Resume SmartShop Presentation for LPC Students

Resume Templates and Builders

Resume Template

Resume Template for College Students - Download this Word document and insert your own information into it in order to build your resume.

GoogleDocs Template If you are using GoogleDocs, this is the our favorite GoogleDocs template. Make a copy, save it to your GoogleDrive, and start editing it with your own information.

Resume Builders

Career Coach's Resume Builder  - Create an account and then sign in to use LPC's free resume builder for students.

Jobscan's ATS-Friendly Resume Builder - If you are planning to upload your resume to an online application system, medium and large-sized companies will likely use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to scan your resume for key words. This resume builder from Job Scan helps you build a resume that an ATS can read.

Sample Resumes

Samples from LPC Career Center

Sample Resume for Job or Internship Related to Student's Major

Sample Resume, Stay-at-Home Parent Re-Entering Workforce

Sample Resume, Veteran and Engineering Tech Student

Samples from UC Career Centers

Sample Resumes from UC Davis Career Center

Sample Resumes from UC Berkeley Career Center

More Cover Letter and Resume Resources

Cover Letter Samples from Indeed

Student Cover Letter Samples from University of Central Florida

Resume and Cover Letter Tip Sheets - Visit the Tri-Valley Career Center's tip sheet page for resume action words, a cover letter template, and more.