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:
- The position you are seeking
- What you can do for the agency
- Your knowledge, skills, and talents
- Your professional achievements
- Previous positions held
- Training, education and certifications
- A supplemental list of references
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.
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