Resumes, Cover Letters & Portfolios


Resumes are concise documents that summarize your background and can open the door to an interview.  A resume details your professional preparation and background as they relate to your current career objective.  It should be easy to read and a potential employer should be able to quickly identify your strengths and abilities.  No resume lands you the job, but a good resume convinces an employer you are worth the time to interview.

The resume should present:

  1. The position you are seeking
  2. What you can do for the agency
  3. Your knowledge, skills, and talents
  4. Your professional achievements
  5. Previous positions held
  6. Training, education and certifications
  7. A supplemental list of references

Resume Resources

Cover Letters

A cover letter is a reflection of your writing skills so take time and care to proofread and review your document.  A cover letter should always be sent to the employer along with the resume.

Cover Letter Guide (PDF)

Cover Letter Instructional Video


A portfolio is broadly defined as evidence of an individual's knowledge and skills.  It includes everything from a resume, transcripts, reference letters, statement of philosophy, awards, honors, and examples fo work.  Portfolios are used in evaluating performances in a job or internship interview, and in reflection activities.

Want to get results?...In Life...In A Career...In A Job Search...In the Quest for a Promotion...then get started today on building your portfolio.

Other Resources:

Resume Builder:  create an effective and professional resume.  Includes expert tips, writing examples and helpful suggestions.

Big Interview:  lear and practice your interview skills, whether you're interviewing for a job or graduate school.