A résumé is a brief but informative summary of three main areas: your education,experience and skills. Take a tour of our Résumés and Cover Letter Guide.
The Center for Career and Professional Development holds résumé development workshops for student groups or classes upon request. Adelphi University clubs, departments, societies and organizations may contact the us to arrange for personalized presentations during scheduled meeting times.
A cover letter accompanies your résumé when applying for a job. It is simply a business letter which briefly describes how your background meets the employer’s needs, as well as why you are interested in that particular organization. A letter of inquiry is a business letter in which you ask about potential vacancies (if you submit your résumé to an organization with no posted vacancies.) Your cover letter or letter of interest should:
The best cover letter is one that results from thorough research and is tailored specifically to that organization. If you can send the same letter to two employers, it is probably not a great letter. Your letter should show that what you know about the organization makes you interested in working there. Target your inquiries to a select group of employers that you have identified as those who might need your skills and background.
» Sample Cover Letter (PDF)
Center for Career and Professional Development
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