Resume & Cover Letters

Resume & Cover Letters

Resources for writing professional resumes, cover letters, and other job application materials. The recommendations you’ll find in this section are not rules written in stone. What matters most is that you present your experiences in a manner that is professional and easy to read.

If you are an Iowa Wesleyan student or alumnus, and you would like to have a draft of your resume or another job application document reviewed by a member of our staff, make an appointment by giving us a call at (319) 385-6375.

Resume Formatting
Follow these guidelines to format your resume using industry best practices.

Tips for Writing Your Resume
These tips ensure that your resume is professional and does justice to your qualifications.

Sample Resumes
Take a look at these examples of professionally written and formatted resumes.

Tips for Writing Your Cover Letter
A good cover letter must complement a resume, not repeat it, and must demonstrate your interest in the position and the employer to which you are applying. In this section, you will find tips for writing and formatting your cover letter and a professionally written and formatted sample cover letter.

Supporting Material
Some employers and graduate schools require application materials in addition to a resume. These supplemental materials might include writing samples, letters of recommendation, or academic transcripts. Learn more about these supplemental materials.
 

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